OCV Annual General Meeting 1

Last Tuesday, we held our Annual General Meeting. OCV is a registered charity, and run by a committee of volunteers. So at the AGM, we re-elected the committee and reported back about the past year. The meeting was held in the upstairs room of the Cape of Hope pub, with about 16 happy people attending […]


7 different patterns of billhook

7 Billhooks You Should Recognise 1

Chris Skepper has been OCV Tools Officer and Task Programmer in the past so he should know his Yorkshire billhook from his Staffordshire billhook: Billhooks are a tool for cutting or splitting green wood; they are something between a knife and an axe. They were traditionally used to coppice thin wood for animal feed and […]

The Evolution of The Weasel 1

Welcome to the exciting new incarnation of the OCV newsletter. We hope you’ll like this more agile and up-to-date Weasel! Since it first emerged all those eons ago (around 1977) The Weasel has undergone some transformations…   A tentative Weasel first pokes its head out, sensibly wary of this volunteer’s felling technique: Spot the weasel! […]

1 Weasel 1977