News

Week Killing

All three meadows will be closed from Friday morning, July 12th, for approximately 24 hours. The weeds are being sprayed with a mixture of Thrust and Vivendi. This work is being carried out as part of our agreement with Natural England. You can still walk in the woods.

Posted 11th July 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