Woking Biodiversity Group

St Johns

The Woking Biodiversity Group aims to improve biodiversity within Woking through practical work days, strategic partnerships and engaging and mobilising the local community. For latest updates, visit the Woking Environment Action main site. 

Read the Woking Biodiversity Partnership Mission and Objectives.

The Group brings together local residents with a keen interest in preserving and enhancing Woking’s green spaces for the benefit of biodiversity. You can read the group’s 2018 report here.

Volunteering dates for 2021 up to June 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.

St Johns 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

2021 volunteering dates:

  • Weds 5 May
  • Sun 16 May
  • Weds 2 June
  • Sun 20 June

All sessions run from 10:00 to 13:00 although people are free to come and go as they please.

For those attending at St John’s Lye, the party will meet on the tarmac road just past the children’s playground, near the small bridge. Feel free to turn up, we only ask that you bring your own gloves and drinks.

The main work on Millmoor Common has been the opening up of the existing pond, making the woods accessible and creating wildflower meadows.

2021 Volunteering dates:

  • Sun 23 May
  • Sun 27 June

There may be further mid week work party dates and these will be advised in due course.

All sessions start at 10am and finish at 1pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided. Meet at Millmoor Common. You can attend at any time during the morning session for however long as you like.

millmoor common

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

The next sessions are below:

Mayford Meadows

  • Sun 20 June
  • Sun 4 July
  • Sun 11 July
  • Sun 1 August

White Rose Lane

  • Sun 18 July
  • Sun 25 July
  • Sun 8 August
  • Sun 15 August
  • Sun 22 August

Wildflower meadow creation

wildflower meadow

In conjunction with The Thames Water Authority a five-year programme of meadow creation started in 2017. To date, 400 square metres have been established providing an important site for pollinating insects.

In conjunction with The Thames Water Authority a five-year programme of meadow creation started in 2017. To date, 400 square metres have been established providing an important site for pollinating insects.

We are very grateful for all the local volunteers who have been involved so far, both in practical work and in organising work days.

Volunteering dates at this site are ad-hoc, you are advised to get in touch for more information.

Volunteer work parties

We are greatful to both Pirbright Army Recruiting Section and WWT Woking for providing work party volunteers during the summer.

If you wish to volunteer your services for any of the future working parties then please contact the Partnership by email on woking.biodiversity@outlook.com