Today and Tuesday some trees will be cut down in the woods and at the side of the Wood Lane. Care will be taken to make sure no birds are nesting there. If you are walking your dog in the woods please make sure that they are under control, preferably on the lead, as this work can be dangerous.
Please try to maintain a safe distance in excess of 2m social distance from the workers. There will be no work carried out on the trees in the meadows so this would provide a more safe environment for walkers.
Posted 23rd March 2020
Annual General Meeting
Date and time for our AGM: Friday 12 June 2020, 7.30 pm
Carlton le Willows Academy
(Sixth form building)
We hope to see you there.
Posted 5th March 2020
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:
Posted 18th June 2019
2019 Annual Report
Our annual report can be found here:
FGHW Annual Report 2019
Posted 17th June 2019
2019 Survey Report
The results of our 2019 survey can be found here:
2019 Survey Report
Posted 10th June 2019
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
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
Meadow and Woodland Management Plans
Posted 3rd January 2018
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:
Posted 18th August 2017