News

Grass Cutting – updated

As users will probably have realised, rain and wet ground meant postponing the promised work on the meadows. The predicted dry weather this week means that we will try for the final cut of all three meadows on either Thursday 23rd or Friday 24th Jan. 

To avoid closing the meadows all day, please avoid using the meadow in which the tractor is working and keep dogs on leads in the meadows, please, so they do not run loose and approach the machinery.

Posted 7th January 2020 | Updated 10th January 2020 and 20th January 2020

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Tree Planting

Very regularly Andy, Frank and Paul, all members of the committee, carry out voluntary work in the woods and meadows. Often this work goes unnoticed but is vital to the improvement and well being of the site.

A more tangible job was undertaken this week: the planting of seventy saplings. The trees have to be native so ten rowan saplings were bought from Car Colston and sixty hazel saplings from The Woodland Trust. Digging holes in woodland, in among the roots of other trees, is always difficult and the soil is very heavy just now.

The committee would like wish you all a very happy Christmas.

Posted 18th December 2019

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Record Sheets

We have record sheets available that will help you to catalogue and record what you may see in the woods and meadows. If you would like to help with cataloguing, then please fill out a record sheet:

FGHW Record Sheet
FGHW Butterfly Count Sheet

Posted 18th June 2019

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2019 Annual Report

Our annual report can be found here:
FGHW Annual Report 2019

Posted 17th June 2019

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2019 Survey Report

The results of our 2019 survey can be found here:
2019 Survey Report

Posted 10th June 2019

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EnviroGrant Project Report

Last year we bid for, and received a grant from Veolia to help our volunteers with the maintenance of the meadows and woods. We used this to purchase a portable chipping machine, and below is our report.
EnviroGrant Project Report for Veolia

Posted 16th July 2018

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Safeguarding children in the woods and meadows

Dog walkers please be aware that children from Daisies Day Nursery regularly use the woods and meadows as part of their Forest School activities. They mainly use the top of the second meadow and the woodland to the north and east of the third meadow. Many of these young children are frightened when a dog rushes over and jumps up at them, no matter how friendly the dog is.

We understand that you may not always see the children from the distance, particularly in the woods. If you do see children in the woods and meadows, though, please put your dog on a lead and keep your dog away from the children.  Please remember it is your responsibility to keep your dog under control at all times.

The prime times for Forest School activities are 9.00 to 11.30 am and 2.00 to 3.30 pm. Please be particularly vigilant at these times.

Posted 25th April 2018

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Meadow and Woodland Management Plans

We’ve published the meadow and woodland management plans. These can be downloaded from here:
Meadow Management Plan
Woodland Management Plan

Posted 3rd January 2018

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New Map
We have a new downloadable sketch map of the woods and meadow, showing the pathways. This can be downloaded from our Maps page, or from here:
Sketch Map

Posted 18th August 2017