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FREE 2021 MEMBERSHIP

Periodically we need to update the SSCG records particularly those relating to contact details and the skills and products you have and may wish to promote.

People change phone numbers and develop new skills.

Attached is a short form which we would be grateful if you would complete and return.

Given that the SSCG has been largely unable to provide meetings, access to shows and other events and has just been ‘ticking over’ since the Spring and the Covid disruption is set to continue well into 2021 the Committee has decided to offer existing members and recently lapsed members FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR 2021 in exchange for completing and returning this form!

Rest assured that we have been working away in the background and have a number of SSCG Group projects under consideration for 2021 and we will be presenting these and fresh membership cards/ stickers for 2021 to all renewed members in the next couple of weeks.

You can either fill it in using Microsoft word and return it by email to grahambowbrick@gmail.com  or print it and post it to Graham Bowbrick, Craymore, Cray Lane, Codmore Hill, Pulborough, West Sussex. RH20 2HX

You can download the blank form on the green button to the right of this page called ‘2021 MEMBERSHIP FORM

Message/News from your Chairman

Thank you to all those who elected me to the role of Chairperson again. I will do my best to serve you all and the group during these challenging times. This page is one we should all use regularly as it will act as message board for the latest information and communication about the group and how we are trying to move forward.

Shadow Woods presents us with a fantastic opportunity to bring working parties together to help carry out the woodland management plan that is currently awaiting formal approval. It also provides us with an opportunity to carry out coppicing of both Hazel and Hornbeam and establish industry best practice as a show site to others. As members we all have a responsibility to the group to help it act as the local point for coppicing and coppice product expertise whether that is in the coppicing activity itself or the manufacture of products from coppice produce. We also have a responsibility to help spread the word and educate others, especially younger generations about our activities to ensure our skills and experience are passed on.

Please remember that, as a group, we have an incredibly broad knowledge base and if you as an individual have not encountered something or want to broaden your understanding of a particular topic then the likelihood is someone in the group will be able to guide you. By making full use of our email system and this page your can increase your knowledge and understanding and help educate others in the process too.

Very best wishes to you all and happy coppicing!

Chris Letchford

Message/News from the Shows organisers

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Message/News from the meeting coordinator

As you will already know we are doing what we can to stay safe, this means that the regular talks and meetings are either not happening at the moment or look very different. We know as a group how important it is to see and meet each other, to share information and to learn new things, so we will keep things going as best as we can but will always be following the latest guidelines. 

If you are vulnerable or in any doubt about attending any events at the moment we would advise that you don’t, we understand. 

To find out about what meetings are planned, please go to the events calendar and click on the event to get more details.

Message/News from the Website person

Hopefully you have noticed the changes over the last year on this website, thanks to Beth Shepard, Wayne Jones and a non member Matt along with myself, we have been working hard to have an online presence within the Coppicing community. The aim, as always, is to help like minded people and promote the benefits of Coppicing in all its glory.

But to help achieve this aim we need your help! We would really like this site to develop into a resource for others and would love information and articles on anything to do with woodlands, Coppicing and coppice products. They need not be long or well written, and can be fun collaborative or educational, there are no rules. I would particularly love to see articles on making things like hurdles or bat boxes as well as short videos. I can help with video making so don’t hold back, just let me know.

Also, if there is anything you would like to see on our site, let me know.

Stay safe.

Bob Iles

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Members documents

Click on the button for a downloadable and printable membership form. It can be given to people who may be interested in joining the SSCG.

Membership form

FREE MEMBERSHIP 2021 FORM please click the button below to download it

2021 MEMBERSHIP FORM

More forms and documents are currently in development and will appear here when ready.