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BCOG Policies & Management
In order to have a long term plan for the development, maintenance and exploitation of our wonderful orchard assets, we need a long term vision looking into the future. This includes day to day routine support and maintenance, such as cutting grass, or picking apples, but also longer term developments that provide true benefits to the community, such as the addition of a bug hotel, or building an additional shed.
Plans and funding are needed for this, and the following documents describe how this is intended to be achieved:

The Management Plan shows our detailed plans taking us up to the year 2022.

Orchard Maintenance Tasks shows a snapshot of some of the tasks and projects that are needed to keep the orchards vibrant, fit for purpose and welcoming to all visitors.

Please click on the link in a box below to read or download:

BCOG's Management Plan (revised June 2017). Please note that as this is a very large file (37 pages), it may take a little while to download.

Orchard maintenance tasks through the year

Hire of Apple Pressing equipment
For those wanting to press their own apples, an apple juicing kit is available for hire. Please note that the kit would need to be collected and returned to the orchard group by the hirer.
Full details in BCOG's policy document - download a copy here.

Use of Orchard by other groups: download the policy here

BCOG's Composting policy is available here

The BCOG policies listed below may be obtained strictly upon request. Please use our Contact Form (this will be sent directly to the BCOG Secretary).

Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection
Financial Management
Health and Safety and Risk Assessment (examples for Apple Day, Pond Dipping and Work Parties)
Data Protection
Grass Management

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