CHINEHAM Conservation Group: Will be working on tree guard removal on Tollhouse Meadow this Saturday, from 10am to 1pm. Volunteers should meet on Thornhill Way, on the skate park side, near the footbridge over the stream.

Dress for the weather and wear robust footwear. Tools, including gloves, will be provided. No experience required.

THE Chineham Chat, local parish magazine: Will struggle to continue in its current form if someone with desktop publishing and/or graphic design experience does not come forward soon. The magazine desperately needs someone to take on the role of advertising composer. If you can help, please contact the editor via email at or telephone 472720.

GREENING Chineham: Is working on a “banish the plastic bag” campaign and is keen to hear local people’s thoughts and ideas. Please email greening chineham@hotmail., or better still, join its next meeting at Four Lanes Community Junior School on Tuesday, at 7.30pm.