Park Wood has been the subject of serious acts of vandalism over the last week. All of the notice boards installed by FoPW have been sawn down and stolen. The two interpretation boards have been cut down; one has been removed from the site but the other has been recovered. The Large Woodland Trust board by the London Road entrance has been cut down and removed from the site. The latter and one or two of the notice boards were removed over last Friday night.

It is very sad that this has taken place and follows on from the theft of the first aid box and signing-in sheets on the last workday.


The police have been informed and I understand that Councillor Buckley has requested a meeting with them.

Our Chairman, Peter Hodges, has estimated that these boards, made out of oak, have cost about £2000.00 - all of which is now wasted.
FoPW Committee will meet to discuss what to do next and how to replace these so they cannot be cut down and stolen again. Any suggestions about how best to achieve this would be welcome.

If you see anything suspicious would you be kind enough to let me know.

Maureen Nye -Secretary - Friends of Park Wood

Work Days

The next Work Day will take place on Sunday 24th June 2018, starting at 10 am.  All are welcome to come along and meet our friendly group and help keep Park Wood such a  delightful haven. Light refreshments and all tools provided, but please wear suitable boots or heavy shoes.


News

AGM - 23rd May 2018

Over 30 people attended the AGM at which Inge Ridley-Jones was warmly thanked for having successfully concluded negotiations with the Woodland Trust which will enable us to continue working in Park Wood. She stood down from the Committee at the conclusion of the meeting, and we welcomed our new Chairman, Pete Hodges, whose first duty will be to sign the Third Party Agreement on our behalf and arrange further meetings with the WT Site Manager.

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Membership of The Friends of Park Wood is open to anyone interested in keeping this a safe and pleasant place to visit.

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