News

Weed killing – updated

*** The meadows have now re-opened ***

On Wednesday, 22nd July, if the weather is fine, the meadows will be closed for weed killing. The product being used is ‘Thrust’. At the moment we are unsure for how long the meadows will be closed but it will probably be for a couple of days. You will still be able to walk in the woods.

Updated 24th July 2020

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Annual Report

Our annual report for 2020 is now available here:
FGHW Annual reports

Posted 20th July 2020

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Annual General Meeting *UPDATE*

Our AGM has been postponed, and will now be in October. Date and time to be confirmed

Updated 22nd May 2020

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Meadow and Woodland Management Plans

We’ve updated the meadow and woodland management plans. These can be downloaded from here:
Woodland management plan
Meadow management plan

Posted 22nd May 2020

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New Map for 2020

We have an updated downloadable sketch map of the woods and meadow, showing the pathways. This can be downloaded from our Maps page, or from here:


Posted 22nd May 2020

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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 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