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

October Work Day

After a long Summer during which all activity in Park Wood was suspended (apart from the regular litter picking and bin emptying) we have at last been able to hold a Work Day in Park Wood.  Thank you to all those who turned up to help on Sunday 25th, despite the unsettled weather.  With a few extra rules to enable safe working and complying with the Woodland Trust's advice about social distancing, we were all glad to have the opportunity to meet up again and see what jobs could be done.

Hopefully we will be back again at the end of November to continue coppicing and begin clearing the ditches.

 


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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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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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