Woking Biodiversity Group

The Woking Biodiversity Group aims to improve biodiversity within Woking through practical work days, strategic partnerships and engaging and mobilising the local community.

The Group brings together local residents with a keen interest in preserving and enhancing Woking’s green spaces for the benefit of biodiversity.

Volunteering dates for 2023 are listed below. Anyone wishing to join any group for the first time should email woking.biodiversity@outlook.com and leave your telephone number, so that the group leaders know to expect you and can give you more information about the day.

Sessions run from 10:00 to 13:00 but people are free to come and go as they please.

  • Weds 3 May – St John’s Lye
  • Sun 21 May – St John’s Lye
  • Sun 28 May – Millmoor Common

St John’s Lye management includes opening up paths, clearing invasive species such as cherry laurel and holly and saplings on the heathland. Creating areas for wild flowers to grow.

The party will meet on the tarmac road just past the children’s playground, near the small bridge. Please bring your own gloves and drinks.

Mayford Meadows and White Rose Lane management is focused on the removal of invasive Himalayan Balsam each summer.

Volunteer work parties

We are grateful to both Pirbright Army Recruiting Section, Affinity Water and LinkAble for holding work party volunteers during the summer.

If you wish to volunteer your services for any of the future working parties or would like to arrange a corporate volunteering day then please contact us by email on woking.biodiversity@outlook.com

For more information

Latest Woking Biodiversity Group updates will be shown on the WEAct home page. 

Read the Woking Biodiversity Group Mission and Objectives.

You can read the Biodiversity Group  2021 report at https://wordpress.com/post/wokingenvironmentaction.com/3711.

Other Action

For some more community action have a look at Horsell Common Preservation Society.

Or if you would like to take some individual action have a look at:

The Blue Campaign that is supported by Surrey County Council.

or the RHS’s tips for sustainable gardening

10 ways to be more sustainable in your garden / RHS Gardening

  1. Our qualified chain saw user Jonathan cutting up laurel at St Johns Lye.
  2. Heather we are protecting on heathland at St Johns Lye.
  3. Affinity Water volunteers removing invasive balsam at Mayford Meadows.
  4. Volunteers removing invasive laurel at St Johns Lye.
  5. Some Link Able volunteers planting wildflowers at St Johns Lye.
  6. Some more Link Able volunteers at St Johns Lye.