Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Good Woods

The Gutter Bridge Plantation (A small community woodland near Swaffham Bulbeck see post: http://wickenandangleseycommunity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/new-community-woodland-plans.html) is progressing well. 

This weekend we had another working party and we were boosted in numbers by the Cambridge National Trust Volunteers who brought a record number of 22 people out to help with the work we were doing. Added to them were 15 regulars from the village making a very formidable working party team!

Lots and lots was achieved. The path around the area is now cleared for its entire length and so is access along the front entrance by the ditch.  Also a lot of old tree guards and accompanying metal spikes were removed.

Pictures of the hard working team:

We had a visit on Monday from Good Woods – a project to help communities manage their woodlands, funded by B&Q and supported by the Sylva Foundation and Lantern. Their expert Claire came out to visit the woodland and provide advice to the community. She has lots of good advice and suggestions as; as part of the visit she will set the village up a My Forest account which allows them to upload information about the woodland to the My Forest website and use it to create a management plan to guide the future of the woodland. 


Lois Baker
Community Ranger
Wicken Fen

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