Over the years many many of us have come across small fires within Park Wood.

These have usually been isolated events and with one or two exceptions of little adverse impact. However in the past few days there has been a series of fires - we are aware of seven - most of them being harmless albeit unsightly.

Two fires along the London Road frontage have however resulted in visits from the fire brigade, another had the potential to cause serious damage to one of the wonderful beech trees, and there has also been evidence of lighted paper being thrown into the undergrowth.

The police have been notified of the events. Please email us if you have any information which might prove useful to them and we will forward this on to them.