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Broads Society members. Volunteers helping maintain river banks.

Please See our Facebook Page for Dates of Broadsword sessions

This season we are only able to take four volunteers each session. Pre- season training session will be via e-mail. People interested in going for the first time should  Email


During the week prior to each session, you will be contacted either by email or by telephone to confirm the working area and where to meet. Due to the limited hours of daylight during the winter months, we leave promptly at 09:30 to make best use of our resources. Please do not be late as we usually need to travel by boat to our work site.  

Whilst we are delighted if you can attend every session, we shall equally be pleased to see you if you can manage only the occasional day.

Broadsword is thriving due to the dedicated, enthusiastic long term team. Our pleasure recently has been in welcoming enthusiastic new members.  Much has been achieved, there has often being 10-15 volunteers turning up to make a difference.For fresh air, satisfaction and good company ——think about joining us.
For further information contact Adrienne Capp 01603 712601

All projects are discussed and agreed with the Broads Authority River Works Team. On every session, we join forces with members of the Works Team, using their workboats, equipment and expertise. As we are Volunteers with the Broads Authority and work to their Health and Safety procedures, we are covered by their insurance policies.

The work equipment is provided by Broadsword or by the Works Team, typical items include bow saws and loppers. You can bring your own hand tools if you prefer. You may only use a power tool e.g. chainsaw if you have the appropriate Certificate of Competence – please speak to the co-ordinators for further guidance.

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Winter 2013 - Before & After

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