A monthly round-up from the Friends of Thorne Community Wood:
“Over the last month the Friends of Thorne Community Wood have been overseeing improvements to the car park area. A map of the wood showing paths and points of interest has been put up on the right as you enter the car park. The map and materials for the frame were funded by the Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund grant. The design, construction and installation were undertaken by the Friends, and it was put in as part of one of their Sunday task days.
“Also new in the car park area is a bike parking rack, for visitors who wish to cycle to the wood. The rack and installation were provided by DMBC, who are promoting people getting healthy and more active in their communities (find out more at getdoncastermoving.org).
“A Sunday task was held at the start of February to continue to thin out smaller self sets in Area 5 using hand tools. At the time of writing two of the Friends are undertaking their chainsaw training, and should be able to get to work felling some of the larger trees before the start of the nesting season. Also coming up is the yearly adopt a tree plantings, so the volunteers are also busy preparing for that.”
The Friends are always on the lookout for more volunteers. There are many ways to help out, such as helping to run events, undertaking practical conservation work, or assisting with admin or fundraising activities. For more information about the wood, or for details on how to get involved, you can contact the Friends by leaving a message on 07902 772695, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by getting in touch on their Facebook page.