It’s been another busy week at Hill Holt Wood with lots going on. Here’s a run down of just some of the things happening recently.
Growing Up Green
This week we’ve taken delivery of our new polo shirts. They’ll be proudly worn by our volunteers during environmental tasks. Their bright orange colour is both fashionable and safe with bands of reflective material running across them.
We’ve also had our vehicles decorated so wherever we are in the community everyone will be thinking about Our Bright Future.
At the moment we’re looking for groups of young people (aged 11-24yrs) for activities. Activities are generally free of charge and can include almost anything that involves engaging with nature and the environment. We’ll provide the Rangers if you provide the youngsters!
The Past Meets Future
Our design team have drafted up a plan for a medieval roundhouse and we’ve enlisted help from the hardy youngsters at Bishop Alexander School. To see how it’s coming along pop along on Sunday and have a look. Don’t forget to nip inside the Hive Cafe for a bite to eat or a hot drink to stave off the changeable weather! Ranger Brad is enjoying the project; “One of the most interesting things is seeing how the children cope with and overcome the very same problems faced by our ancestors hundreds of years ago.”
Taking The Lead
We’re happy to welcome back the Woodland Trust this week. They’re tucked away inside the Wood Hall for their Senior Leadership Development Course. If you need a unique venue for a meeting, course or conference call or email us, we’d be happy to host you too.
The impressive Lost Village Festival is back this May and once again they have asked us to help with setting up an authentic wonder-woodland setting. It’s locally sourced sustainable wood all the way and our young learners are getting stuck in with every aspect (which is music to our ears).
What A Waste
We’ve been enjoying the sunshine at the Skegness Eco-Centre while building a new block of composting toilets. Eco-toilets are a great way to save water and we use sustainable timber from our managed woodlands to make them extra special.
Making Local Woods Work
We’re proud to be part of Making Woods Work. Forty-two woodland social enterprises across the UK are set to receive individually tailored support over the next three years as part of the innovative programme, led by Plunkett Foundation and delivered in partnership with Hill Holt Wood and a range of fantastic partners. The groups are woodland social enterprises who are looking to undertake new activity that will help to provide a range of benefits for local people, bring woodlands into active management and generate trading income. They will receive support to realise their vision for their woodlands creating opportunities for jobs, leisure, and education, and to improve the health and wellbeing of local people. To find out more about the groups and the project please visit www.plunkett.co.uk/woodlands