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

Thank you to all those who came out for the June Work Day, especially the Scouts and their parents who came to help us.  

The next Work Day will be Sunday 28th July, which will include a Teddy Bears Picnic (see below).   The work day will begin at 10 am and as usual, light refreshments, gloves and all tools will be provided, but please remember to wear suitable footwear. 

Future Events

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Teddy Bears Picnic - 28th July 2019 - 12 noon to 2 pm on the London Road meadow. 

All are welcome to join in, and you are invited to bring your teddy, your picnic and a rug to sit on.  There will be a Trail to follow through the wood and other activities in the meadow.  We will be giving away chocolate bears and gummy bears and you might be lucky enough to win a beautiful Charlie Bear!  There will be no charge for this event. 

 


News

3rd Party Agreement signed

Following on from the AGM the Third Party Group Agreement between the Woodland Trust and The Friends of Park Wood has now been signed. You can download a PDF of the agreement from this website under the About > Documents menu.

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