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Friends Newsletter for Winter 2016-2017 now available here

New ( snowy ) photos added to Monthly Pics Page

Send your Ridge Wood pics to info.forw@gmail.com

Minutes of the recent meetings are available here
Latest Meeting - 17th January 2018

Policy documents relating to Equality/Diversity and Safeguarding Children are also available via the above link.

Fire Alert Tel No
Police Contact Number for reporting anti-social behaviour/problems in the Wood

0845 4567000 . . . ( In the event of fire - phone 999 )

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Updated 23/03/2018


Summer Time
Summer Time Starts - Sunday - 25th March
Clocks forward one hour

Work MorningWork Morning - Sunday - 22nd April
Meet at 10:00 am at the Melrose Close entrance to woods
( see map here )
Jobs to suit all abilities, gloves and tools provided
Finish at 12:00 noon approx.

Annual General Meeting - May 2018

Date and venue to be advised

March - Woodland Work Morning
Work Crew

Many thanks to the 10 members who met up on a fine Sunday morning.
Work continued on vegetation clearance along the main path to create new ride-edge habitats.
The vegetation along the loop path, at the top of the woodland, was also cut back and a new dead hedge constructed.
Also our thanks to the two members, who couldn't make Sunday, but completed litter picking along the main and top paths earlier in the week.

February - Woodland Work Morning
Work Crew

On this beautiful sunny morning, 9 willing volunteers braved the cold to tackle some scrub clearance along the main path. By cutting back brambles, blackthorn and young self-seeded ash trees, a new ride-edge habitat was created and the path was widened and made lighter. Several bags of litter were also collected, to keep the wood looking its best.

January - 2018 - Woodland Management Training
WMT pic

The Woodland Management Training session was well attended by 10 volunteers.

Anna Brunton, of The Forest of Avon Trust, covered various key tasks including coppicing, scrub clearance and dead hedging.

Members also found the tree identification and tool safety sections most useful.

The volunteers then put their new skills into practice, undertaking further coppicing of some of the hazel stools along the main path.

We extend our thanks to Anna for her time and expertise.

Remember to check back regularly for further updates

Have a look back at some of our previous events, here.

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Forest Schools

feiTeachers! These outdoor classrooms make the most of the fantastic open spaces, woodland and meadow sites in the Ridge Wood area. Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem. Find out about Forest Schools, and training opportunities in South Gloucestershire: 01454 863595 or email: naturalenvironment@southglos.gov.uk

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