Since our formation in 1999, the Friends have helped Bournemouth Borough Council's Countryside Officer's manage Kinson Common, a Local Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest as Countryside Volunteers.
Our volunteer work
|Litter -picking, guided walks,wildlife recording and monitoring the site for anti-social behaviour such as arson are part of our work as well as liasing with residents and visitors about any problems that may occur on site. We have also placed bird and bat boxes around the site and are also undertaking surveys of fungi and moths as well as planning other projects for future records.
In our Autumn/Winter work programme jobs such as scrub and gorse clearance are carried out.
The Friends have a Committee of 6 members and hold quarterly meetings as well as our yearly AGM which is held at Pelhams Community Centre and open to all members.
Guided walks are organised throughout the year and displays of our work can be found at Kinson Library, Pelhams and the Kinson Flower Show.
Through very positive meetings with others involved in the partnership, such as...
Urban Heaths Partnership -Dorset Police- Dorset Fire &Rescue Service- North Bournemouth Crime Prevention Panel- Bournemouth Borough Council and the help of local Councillors we have seen initiativies being implemented which have resolved many of the issues concerning those who regularly use Kinson Common.
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Bournemouth Borough Council's Countryside Officers. (The Barn)
Bournemouth Borough Council's Countryside Office
Council Emergency Hotline
Police- Non emergency calls
Environment Agency- Stream pollution
FRIENDS OF KINSON COMMON
Treasurer- 01202- 573148
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Where to find us-
Kinson Common is surrounded by urban development with South Kinson Drive to the south, Kinson Primary School to the north, Poole Lane to the west, Kinson Road and Glenmeadows Drive to the east.
Numerous access points to the site can be found in all these roads.
Size: 16.43 hectares
Grid Ref: SZ 067960
Majority Local Nature Reserve, all Public Open Space.
The heathland areas are Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Special Areas of Conservation , Special Protection Areas and Ramsar sites. (Ramsar sites are wetland of international importance)
( Turbary & Kinson Commons are listed as one site for the SSSI Citation).
The barrows are listed at County level but are not Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
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