There are many ways you can become involved...support takes many forms and we need your help!!
Work with us
Become a Member
Increasing our membership is not just about generating welcome income.
In our role as Consultee on all matters affecting Barnes Common and now also Vine Road Recreation Ground, representing the widest cross-section as possible fo our local community helps get your voice heard and strengthens our credibility in negotiations on your behalf.
An annual family membership is £10. As a member, you receive a brief monthly update via email (with the option to unsubscribe at any time). In addition, you will receive ‘On the Common’, our comprehensive newsletter published three times annually, keeping you up to date with current news, management work, education and community projects, and other topics of interest.
Your financial support helps us to continue to offer term-time and holiday programmes for our young people at no cost, provide resources for activities and contributes to admin and printing costs for our information leaflets and publications.
If you would like to support us in this way, you can download a membership form here.
Volunteering with us
Whatever your skills, whatever your age or ability, whatever your time commitment - the simple fact is we couldn't do it without you. There are so many ways you can become involved. Here are just a few areas where help is needed - if you have more ideas, or other skills to offer - please let us know! You can get in touch here if you would like to find out more.
- Community Gardening
- Conservation work parties on the Common
- Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
- Ecological surveys
- Help us create an on-line archive of past 'On the Common' issues
- Help us collect and collate 'Then and Now' photographs
- Help us create an 'On the Vine' recipe book based on our raised beds.
- General Admin, Mail Drops etc
- Litter-pickers who Lunch!
IMPORTANT: If you are joining us for any of our outdoor work parties, please wear sturdy, appropriate footwear. Several layers of clothing are better than one heavy coat. Work gloves are provided, but you may prefer to bring your own. Don't forget a hat and on a good day....sun cream : ) Even in cold weather, you can become dehydrated when working outside, so a bottle of water is a must. It is highly recommended that you seek medical advice with regard to having up-to-date tetanus when taking part in any outdoor activities.