The Friends of Brickfields Country Park are a small group of local residents who wanted to become involved the furtherance of a local amenity, one of Aldershot's little known wildlife gems - Brickfields Country Park. The group operates under license from the Rushmoor Borough Council performing varied management tasks from rubbish clearing to building new paths, tree and habitat works. We are associated to Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership which links us to other conservation groups nation-wide for training, and advice.
We welcome involvement from anybody, as members of the group or occasional volunteers. Work parties are held in the park on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 1:30pm (12:30 during daylight savings time) unless it is bucketing down! so do look at the Dates page for the latest work schedules. No special skills are needed, just some enthusiasm and strong footwear! Working safely is covered each time a task is started. Please note that we cannot have unaccompanied children under the age of sixteen at our work groups, so if you are under sixteen and would like to come along please bring a parent! they don't have to help out but it would be nice if they did. Tea and biscuits and sometimes even cake afterwards for the exhausted.
One of our success stories is the removal of Japanese Knotweed from the Park without recourse to any expense, chemicals, special Environment Agency licenses or shifting and sifting of vast amounts of material, by using a very simple process, an old-fashioned tool and some time. (info)
The park is used on a regular basis by local schools for nature studies and is open everyday of the year, so please help us to keep the park tidy.
Please take your litter home, do not light fires, and PLEASE do not fish in the pond.
Along with our work in the park The Friends are trying to compile a comprehensive history of the park and the immediate area, if you have any information relating to the park, anecdotes (a lot of local residents used to play in the old brick diggings in their younger days), photographs, press cuttings Etc, then please let us know. photos and other documents will be returned.
We would like to hear from you
For details on any of the above topics please E-mail or telephone the number on the E-mail page.
The Friends of Brickfields Country Park are an independent volunteer group associated with Rushmoor Borough Council and Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership who coordinate conservation activities in the Blackwater Valley.
Rushmoor Borough Council have published several walks around the Borough, three of which include Brickfields Country Park. We have saved them on our website and they can be downloaded from the following links, we hope you enjoy them - especially Brickfields Park of course! -
The three "walks" documents above are copyright 2004 Rushmoor Borough Council. They are Adobe pdf documents, to get a free pdf reader download Adobe reader here.