POSTPONED – Stargazing at Maybush Copse, Tuesday October 16th, – POSTPONED

This event is POSTPONED because of forecast cloud cover.
A chance to participate in some stargazing with Richard Austin, AONB Manager, and the South Downs Astronomical Society. If it’s a clear evening, we’ll be able to see the Moon around the first quarter and lunar craters. Mars and Saturn will be visible. Objects of interest include: M57 Ring Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, M13 Globular Cluster, the Double Cluster in Perseus, and Albireo (double star). Organised by the Chichester Harbour Conservancy, this event is free, no booking is required, but it is weather dependent.

Maybush Copse Apple Day, Saturday September 22nd, 10am

apple day event in chidham near chichesterCome and make fresh apple juice in the fresh air. Bring a container so that you can take some juice home. A pork bap Lunch for the workers!  Accompanied children are very welcome. It is a free event, but contributions would be welcome.

But we need your donations of apples!
If you have surplus apples/windfalls you are happy for us to have, please email stephen johnson. We will come and pick/collect on Thur/Friday Sept 20/21.

Maybush Copse Bat Walk , Saturday September 1st, 8pm

bat walk at maybush copse in chidhamFind out how amazing bats are. The event if free, but numbers are strictly limited. Please book by email to stephen johnson No dogs. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please bring a torch. Meet at the Cot Lane entrance to Maybush Copse for 8pm start. We will use bat detectors to listen for the ultrasonic echolocation calls.
The event is weather dependent – Bats don’t like wind or rain.

Maybush Copse Spring Gathering – Saturday May 5th, 10am until noon

Work party – a Spring Clean for the Copse with the encouragement of cake and other refreshments for the workers. Various tasks – cutting back vegetation, raking grass cuttings, removal of teazles from the grassy areas. Fill in the rabbit-dug trip hazards! Bring appropriate tools if you can.
Don’t feel you have to stay for two hours. Come for an hour and then move on to St Wilfrid’s for the Plant Sale.
Have you heard the cuckoo yet?

Bad weather – possible event postponement

Bad weather is forecast over the next few days. It may be necessary to cancel or postpone some events.
Notices will be posted on this website. The timing of any postponement is difficult to forecast, and may be ‘last minute’.
If you plan to attend the Parish Council Meeting on Thursday, please check the website for any notice before you go, remembering to refresh(reload) the page so that you have the most up to date information.

Maybush Copse Work Party – Sat Dec 2, 10am

Maybush Copse Work Party (First Saturday of the month).
We need your efforts to keep the paths in shape – weeding and replenishing the woodchip, and cut back the vegetation. Please bring shears, weeders, or rake, wheelbarrow + shovel to move woodchip. Don’t forget appropriate clothing, gardening gloves and footwear. Children welcome, but should be accompanied by a responsible adult.