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26 Jul 2023

EuCAN Dorset Midweek Volunteers Bracken control at The Donkey Sanctuary

Brookfield Farm, Fairway Common Road EX149SU

This week we shall be working on the Donkey Sanctuary’s Brookfield Farm- a once a year visit to an interesting area. (Turn your sound on)

It’s our farthest work area, so the minibus pick-ups will be a bit earlier than usual.

The task is to remove bracken using brushcutters and slashers, (As many brushcutter operators as possible please …. all with appropriate PPE).

Note: Wear heavy gloves when pulling out bracken stems, as robust stems can splinter and cause serious hand wounds.     Full risk Assessment attached

Please let us know if you require a seat in the minibus.

Note:  The minibus pick-up times below are subject to traffic conditions.

  • Seven Acres Rd, 0720
  • Cranford Avenue, 50 metres east of the traffic calming point at the Dorchester Road end 0730
  • Abbotsbury Road – 0740
  • Depart Weymouth (Lynch Lane) at 0805, then picking up along Dorchester Road en-route to Dorchester.
  • Meet / depart Dorchester South  Railway Station at 0825
  • Poundbury 0835
  • Winterborne Abbas 0845
  • Bridport – By arrangement -Please email me.
If making your own way, see maps below and attached. 

Meet on-site for 10:00 start.

Please let us know if you intend to join us.  We can then ensure that we bring the necessary quantity of tools.

Please contact to confirm.   Email:

Mobile phone:  07790 219463  (every Tuesday and all task days)