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The Sussex and Surrey Coppice Group is a members led networking organisation covering everything from planting and managing woodland, to the production and installation of end products. We operate in conjunction with the National Federation of Coppice Workers and have been a recognised professional industry body since 1997.


The Sussex and Surrey Coppice Group welcome new members from many disciplines such as Coppice workers, Woodland owners/workers, traditional craft makers, Greenwood workers, blacksmiths who feel they fit and many more, it is always worth getting in contact and finding out, even if you are just interested in what we do or would like to spend some time working alongside our members. Use the CONTACT page if you are interested.

Recent News

News: Bentley is going Wild

Most of you will be aware of the Bentley Car Museum and wild foul centre, the group has spent many weekends at the Wood fair each year. Things are changing, the following is from their facebook page:
The journey starts here….

News: 2020 Dates for Members Meetings

Members meeting dates for 2020

Some dates for you new diary for the coming years Members meetings, each meeting will have a speaker and all members are welcome to attend. They take place at the Wareham Nature reserve and are a great opportunity to meet up and stay in touch as well as listen to some engaging talks. Members have said:

‘I […]



By Frank Wright

There are about 35 different hedgelaying styles across the country, nearly all of which use stakes and many use binders. The two that I know of that don’t use either are two West Country styles, Dorset, and Devon and Cornwall. Both these styles are laid very low […]

News: 2020 Bodgers Ball date

2020  Bodgers Ball

The 2020 Bodgers Ball will be held on the 8th – 9th – 10th May at Eyarth House, Ruthin, Denbighshire, North Wales, LL15 2EG, by kind permission of Alistair Fleming and Family.

The theme of the 2020 Ball will be “The Shepherds Ball” and we will also have a Victory in Europe Day […]

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Products & Services

To find out more about the products & services our members can offer:

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Events Calendar

Committee meeting (MO)

23rd January 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Members meeting (MO) (P)

6th February 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

World Forestry day

21st March 2020

Committee Meeting (MO)

2nd April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

National Beanpole Week

11th April 2020 - 19th April 2020

Members meeting (MO) (P)

16th April 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bodgers Ball 2020

8th May 2020 - 10th May 2020

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