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

We were lucky again with the weather for November's Work Day.  Thank you to everyone who came along to help clear the paths of leaves, litter pick and keep the ditches open. Another successful session. 

We will not be holding a Work Day at the end of December, since it would fall between Christmas and the New Year.  Instead, we will look forward to meeting up on Sunday 26th January 2020.

As usual, all are welcome to come along at 10 am  and, as ever, light refreshments, gloves and all tools will be provided, but please remember to wear suitable footwear. 

Future Events 

In 2020 we are planning our regular Easter Egg Hunt and another Spring Walk with Lindsay, as well as an evening Bat Walk in May.  If all goes well, October should see a return of our Woodland Festival with many different attractions - watch this space for further details!


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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