Hobson’s Conduit Corridor Bioblitz - Help Needed

Event Date: 
10 Jun 2017 - 12:00 to 11 Jun 2017 - 12:00
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Hobson’s Brook Bioblitz, 10/11 June 2017

SEE  www.hobsonsbrookbioblitz.online  for details.


We have a few gaps in our volunteer roster for the Hobson’s Brook BioBlitz at Nine Wells and Empty Common Allotments over the weekend of 10/11 June.  Please could you if anyone can provide an hour or two of their time to help with any of the following:

·         Putting up tents from 0900-1100 on Saturday 10 June.

·         Registration control from 1200-1800 on Saturday 10 June and from 0900-1200 on Sunday 11 June

·         Car park steward from 1200-1800 on Saturday 10 June and from 0900-1200 on Sunday 11 June

·         Taking down tents and clearing up the sites from 1200-1400 on Sunday 11 June.

Also, if anyone can lend us gazebos and camping chairs that do not sink into the ground, we would be most grateful – and promise to look after them carefully!

If anyone can help, please ask them to contact me – email: simon.king@addenbrookes.nhs.uk  mobile: 07775 992666

Important change. Cancellation of display marquee for club and societies

I have decided to scale back certain parts of the Bioblitz. We will not hold the groups, societies and business display as originally envisaged. I apologise for this but we have little option at this point.

We are not able to erect a marquee at Empty Common Allotment car park. The site is still being used as a contractor’s yard and dump and is rather confined. We have re-configured the space at Empty Common Car Park and moved the focus of the Bioblitz towards the Empty Common Community Garden about 150m south. This is in may ways an ideal area for the Bioblitz but it has limited open expanses of space and poor access.  We will now use a number of smaller tents for Bioblitz and community activity. The Community Garden has very limited vehicular access along an insubstantial public footpath which is overhung in places by low branches.

If you have started to prepare to attend the display I hope this gives you enough time to re-plan. Most other parts of the programme are unaffected with the core scientific Bioblitz activities still as originally planned. Some of the Saturday afternoon community activities have been scaled back or cancelled. see  www.hobsonsbrookbioblitz.online  for details. It will be a marvellous event.

Please feel free to supply leaflets, samples and giveaways to be included in the Visitor goodie bag.  Please send them to me by Weds 7 June at my address below. 250 is the required quantity.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Chris Kington


Hobson’s Conduit Trust

27 Rathmore Road



01223 242413

07768 762141