Garden waste has been appearing close to the backs of one or two gardens that back onto Park Wood.

Garden waste might seen harmless but it can become an eyesore if left to build up, grass cuttings dumped in one place can affect the delicate balance of soil fertility and thus favour plants like nettles and brambles over more sensitive woodland plants. And finally since 1990 it has been illegal to deposit waste from another site on land where no waste handling licence has been issued. Waste licences are only held by waste disposal operators like local councils and waste contractors.

Garden waste can be taken to the recycling centre, composted in your garden or Havant Council operates a green waste bag system. With the help of the borough Council and Horndean rangers we will be dealing with the immediate issue and hope that the few individuals concerned will stop causing this problem.

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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