Wenhaston Community-owned WildSpace
The Blyth Woods Projects started in 2012 and the group members work throughout the year with the village primary school – staff, children and their families - towards creating new corridors for wildlife in and around the village, and a future new woodland.
The group still have not obtained land but do have a tree nursery in the local school and undertake small management tasks around the village.
So far, two seasons of acorns are growing into saplings in the school nursery -collected, planted and tended by the children. We have also planted fruit trees and a new hedge in the village with them. The steering group visited other GreenLight affiliated woodland projects, and put on a Village Family Picnic with woodland activities.
Our first AGM attracted a wider group of supporters – to hear David Mitchell’s account of the community woodland project near Horham.
Once land is secured, planning, planting and maintaining new woodland will involve the whole community – providing a place for picnics, building dens, climbing trees, coppicing, pond dipping, and long-term Forest School learning – and leave a rich haven for wildlife, and firewood, for future generations.
Contact for group: Ann Edwards, Chair T: 01502 478466
or Serena Inskip, Secretary T: 01502 478302
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