Work Party

Thanks to members of the South East Essex Conservation Volunteers who worked at the Orchard yesterday.

The group carried out hedgelaying, cleared litter and removed encroaching bramble.  Clearance around individual trees was also carried out.

Well done to all thirteen volunteers who participated in the activities!


Apple Day 2018

Apple Day last Saturday (6th October) was a great success.  Everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time.  We were also very happy that the rain held off until we were packing up …

Thank you to everyone involved, we are now planning for 2019!!

Apple Day 2018


Apple Day 2018

Thank you to all those who helped out at the work party on Monday (1st October).  We cut back paths, removed litter, cleared around trees, cut back overhanging growth on the perimeter fence and harvested some tasty apples!

We are now ready for Apple Day on Saturday 6th October (11.00am until 2.00pm).  There will be apple tasting and pressing, plants/apples for sale, a BBQ, tours, homemade cakes, music, a raffle, children’s activities, local stalls and much more!!  Free admission, open to all.

We look forward to seeing you there!

St. Laurence Orchard (1st October 2018)

Yesterday’s Work Party

Thank you to everyone who helped out at yesterday’s Work Party.  There were seventeen of us who trimmed/mowed paths, cleared around trees, picked up litter and harvested apples, pears and blackberries – yummy!

Preparations are now well underway for our Apple Day on Saturday 6th October.

An amazing effort from everyone – well done!





Work Party

We’ve a work party tomorrow (10th September 2018) from 10.00am to 2.00pm.  Please feel welcome to join us.

We’ll be trimming paths, clearing around trees, cutting back nettles, tidying entrances and harvesting windfalls.

Drinks and biscuits provided.  You may even get some apples to take home!!

Apples from St. Laurence Orchard (2018)

Summer work party!

Well done to everyone who worked at the Orchard today.

Despite the warm weather, paths were cleared and nettles/brambles cut back.  Encroaching vegetation around our banner and fence was also removed.

There were a number of butterflies (e.g. Peacock) that we enjoyed spotting.  We were also delighted to see that there is plenty of fruit forming on the trees.  We look forward to harvesting later in the season.

Rowan trees

Well done to everyone who volunteered at yesterday’s work party.

We planted some rowan trees, released a very old tree from ivy and carried out the usual path/litter clearance.

Next work party is on Monday 2nd July.  We look forward to seeing you then.


Thank you

Thank you to everyone who helped at yesterday’s work party.  We were blessed with perfect weather following a very snowy week!

We cleared paths and around trees, cut back growth overhanging the grass verge and picked up lots of litter (unfortunately!).

We’re now looking forward to our next work party on Monday 14th May.




Work Party

You’re invited to our work party on Monday 5th March.  The snow should have melted by then …

We’ll be on site between 10.00am and 2.00pm.  Please wrap up warm and bring along a packed lunch.  Hot drinks and biscuits will be available.  All tools provided.

Activities will include clearance around trees and cutting back growth that is overhanging the fence boundary.

We look forward to seeing you there!