Managing Leybourne Lakes Country Park
The park is managed by a small on-site ranger team, including a seasonal ranger during the summer months. The rangers work on a rota basis, including evenings and weekends in the summer months. Regularly patrolling and carrying out routine maintenance. Volunteers support the Rangers. There is also a Management Plan.
How you can help
Leybourne Lakes Country Park Volunteer Group
Typical tasks, supervised by council officers, include a range of tasks such as pond surveys, pond clearance, stream maintenance, hedge laying, coppicing, planting, scrub clearance and putting up fences.
The Volunteer Group meet on the second Tuesday of every month. Tools, equipment, training, refreshments and biscuits are provided. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact the Park Ranger.
For more info read the volunteering opportunities leaflet.
Volunteer rangers either work alongside the Ranger staff or carry out independent patrols when visiting the park. Regarded as a member of staff, a volunteer ranger has to go through the same application process as any member of staff. Applicants have to apply top become a volunteer ranger, references and a DBS check are also required. An interview process follows, with successful applicants receiving full induction, training and uniform. Contact the Park Ranger.
Leybourne Lakes User Panel
This panel represents all users of the park and meets twice a year.