Harrow Nature Conservation Forum is a Sub-Committee of the Harrow Heritage Trust (click here for the Trust's own website).
The Forum is a group of volunteers who maintain the majority of the nature reserves and wild open spaces in the London Borough of Harrow.
One of the wild open spaces maintained by HNCF is Roxbourne Rough within Roxbourne Park
Click here for a link to the HNCF pages on Roxbourne Rough

Roxbourne Rough is a large grassy meadow. Since it is flat and lies on the London clay it is often wetter than the grasslands on the reserves in the north of the Borough (the path around the perimeter is well surfaced and always dry). Roxbourne Rough lies immediately south of the Uxbridge branch of the Metropolitan Line and forms part of the large Roxbourne Park open space. The post code is HA5 1NW

Are you interested in nature conservation?

You could help with some litter picking, light gardening, path maintenance and occasional clearing small areas of ground in the Roxbourne Rough, in association with Harrow Nature Conservation Forum and Green Grid.

The 2017 times and dates we are working: All 10am – 1pm
Sat 11 Feb, Sun 12 Mar, Sat 8 Apr, Sun 14 May, Sat 10 Jun, Sun 9 Jul, Sat 12 Aug, Sun 10 Sep, Sat 14 Oct, Sun 12 Nov and Sat 9 Dec.
Meet at Stirling Ave entrance, 10 am, or find us inside the Rough.

Our voluntary warden is Peter - please leave a message for him on our voicemail 07794 850739


October 5th 2016

This Saturday, 8th October, is another of our (Dave's) planned work days in the Roxbourne Rough Nature Reserve. All volunteers are welcome to help as we clear some water courses and cut down some brambles near the kissing gate. If there are enough people and time we hope to move on to some low branches and path edges too. We have some gloves and tools but if you can bring a rake, shovel or shears, please do so. Meet at 10am near the Stirling Avenue gate. Come and say hello to our new Volunteer Coordinator (warden) Gary Garland - let him see that there are lots of us who care!

July 7

Many of you will have already heard of the sudden and untimely passing of Dave Bolton, FoRP member and Voluntary Warden of the Roxbourne Rough Nature Reserve. Our sympathy and condolences go out to his family and many friends.

Please note that the formal work party planned for the Nature Reserve for this Sunday has been cancelled, but can we ask all Nature Reserve users to do a little bit of litter picking or "guerrilla gardening" as you walk through, as Dave always did. His work went largely unnoticed, but hopefully we can now do our best to keep the Nature Reserve as he would have wanted.

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