Re: Adopting a stretch of the Lea

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Re: Re: Adopting a stretch of the Lea

Post by Corneybury » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:09 am

No, the training and safety briefing is done at the individual weekly task by the Ranger in charge. No additional training is necessary, although additional training (eg first aid etc) is offered on request. As volunteers, we do as much or as little as we want, so the amount of time commitment is up to the individual.

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Re: Re: Adopting a stretch of the Lea

Post by Vole » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:04 am

Ah, sorry - I was looking at the "Conservation task volunteer" form (and its eight page risk assessment), and this bit: "Time Commitment: Scheduled tasks held twice a week during the week and once a month at weekends at fixed times" in particular.

Where should I have been looking?
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Re: Re: Adopting a stretch of the Lea

Post by Corneybury » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:58 am

No the risk assessment does not have to be filled out, but you do have to register with LVPA as they like to keep a record of and know who their volunteers are.

Again, they publish a list of scheduled tasks, but you do as much or as little as you want. To attend a task is never compulsory, but the ones that get the most volunteer attendance are on Wednesdays. Other tasks arise from time to time as the need arises around the park

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Re: Re: Adopting a stretch of the Lea

Post by Vole » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:59 pm

Thank you for that, I'll have to get in touch with them.

Odd that they've made their public interface so inhibiting? Still, they can't even spell "Lea"...
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Re: Re: Adopting a stretch of the Lea

Post by Tench Dreamer » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:38 pm

The stretch of the Lea called Ramey Marsh is one of my favourites . I will look out for this. Might even fish the old river if I ever get the chance

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Re: Re: Adopting a stretch of the Lea

Post by Corneybury » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:05 pm

Vole - both spellings are correct. Lea usually refers to to the old river, Lee is applied to the Navigation.

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Re: Re: Adopting a stretch of the Lea

Post by Corneybury » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:10 pm

Tench Dreamer - we look after Rammey Marsh too, from South Ordnance Road, opposite Enfield Island Village and up to the M25. The stretch of river there has recently been targeted by carp anglers who tell me that some whoppers abide in the canal. I’m more into silver fish myself, but happy to accept whatever swallows my bait!

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