Ken's Krew was started in 2008 by Ken Clare, and we have retained the name, following his retirement from leading us, in respect of his unstinting, and good-natured leadership, for eight years.
Ken's Krew usually meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month to perform a footpaths improvement task set by the Surrey CC Countryside Team.
Core tasks include:
• Replacing stiles with kissing gates
• Installing finger posts, and Waymark posts
• Installation, and repair, of steps, and sleeper bridges
• Clearing vegetation, on footpaths, and bridleways
• Reinstating blocked footpaths
• General maintenance of paths, and bridleways
All necessary tools, and training where required, (and most importantly biscuits!) are provided by our SCC Countryside Access Assistant, so to join in all that is required is to turn up with suitably scruffy, weatherproof clothing, strong footwear, (and crucially, your sense of humour) and get stuck in. You should also bring a drink and a snack - typically we work from 09:30 through to mid-afternoon, but everyone commits the time they can. All ages, male and female members are welcome.
A lot of our work is physically demanding. The outline, and location, of each task is emailed to the team, a week or so ahead of the day. If in doubt of its suitability for you, please do ask Barbara. We all work as a team, supporting each other, and the group work is supposed to be fun, as well as worthwhile, even if it is occasionally challenging.
Sadly, we are not permitted to take our own powered tools, such as cordless hedge trimmers, along, as neither SCC, nor Ramblers will insure their use.
To join the Krew, or to ask for more information, contact Barbara Bulman