Join Our Team of Volunteers!

You can help to keep Shorne a pleasant place to live by joining one of our volunteer teams.

Footpaths Volunteers help to monitor and maintain Shorne’s 13 miles of footpaths and bridleways and to keep them open.  This is vital in view of the severe cutbacks in services provided by KCC’s Public Rights Of Way Team due to financial constraints.  There are a number of ways you can help; you can volunteer to become a Footpath Warden, or you can adopt a footpath or section of footpath, or you can join our team of vegetation clearance volunteers.  In 2015, we cleared vegetation from footpaths NS156 and NS163, but we desperately need more volunteers.  If you use the footpaths or bridleways, and would like to help out by joining our team of volunteers, or by ‘adopting’ a footpath and reporting on its condition, we’d like to hear from you.  To download further information, click here.

Litter Patrol Volunteers help to keep Shorne looking neat and tidy by supplementing the street cleaning activities carried out by Gravesham Borough Council.  Our volunteers focus on the ‘soft verge’ roads through the village, picking up cans, bottles, and other litter thrown out by inconsiderate drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.  Litter Patrols are not hard work, in fact most participants find them very enjoyable. Our Litter Patrols generally last about 2 hours, working in small teams of 2 to 4 people, and where possible we try to allocate you to a team in your own neighbourhood.  We carried out 2 litter patrols in 2015, collecting well over 50 sacks of rubbish.  We had 36 volunteers for our ‘Clean for the Queen’ patrol in March 2016, and collected over 60 sacks – you can read about our exploits here.  And on 17th September 2016, we carried out another successful Litter Patrol – you can read about it here.

To download more information about Litter Patrols, click here.

Speed Watch Volunteers work in partnership with Kent Police by monitoring and discouraging excessive speed through the village, and help to make Shorne a safer place to live.  Shorne Parish Council now owns its own Speed Watch equipment, and the Speed Watch Team would welcome any new volunteers – there’s no obligation to do any fixed times, it’s just whenever somebody has an hour or so free. 

We are also interested in volunteers to help maintain the Greens and Verges – see here.

We would welcome any support to help keep the village looking its best.  Is there any other service you might be able to offer?

If you would like to register for any of the above, or would like further information, please email shorne.volunteers@gmx.co.uk or give Bob Lane a call on 01474 822680.