Planning Meeting – September 2017

We are holding a planning meeting to agree the programme of work for the next few months next week, all welcome.

The meeting will be at 7.30pm, Tuesday 26th September, Woodland View Community Room, Wyesham.

There is WiFi in the building so if anyone is unable to attend but would like to be involved through facebook messenger, just let us know!

Also if you are unable to attend but have any questions or suggestions we will be happy to discuss and feed back.

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Invitation to tender for path surfacing works

 

Transition Monmouth with Wyesham community woodland project, invite any path surfacing contractors to tender for the attached brief.
The deadline for submissions is the 13th August 2017.
All details should be covered within the brief, however if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us

NB: to download a copy of the plan, please right click on the ‘plan’ link below and select ‘save target as’.

Path Surfacing works brief 2017b

plan

 

Path surfacing work Plan 2017

 

 

Community event a success

On Sunday 18th June 2017, Wyesham Community Woodland Project held its annual Big Lunch. The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours – a day where neighbours and members of communities can stop what they’re doing and come together for the simple act of sharing a meal. It is part of the Great Get Together, inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June last year, and whose ‘more in common’ values resonated throughout her work.

The event was a great success, with local residents of all ages coming along to join in with the activities, which included face painting (thanks to Monmouthshire Youth Service, pioneering (thanks to 1st Wyesham Cubs) willow weaving and other crafts, and delicious home made cakes. Dens were built, trees were climbed and hammocks were lounged in.

Thanks to the organisations and volunteers who made the event possible, including Monmouthshire Youth Service, 1st Wyesham Cubs, Transition Monmouth, the Eden Project.

In 2014 the project won a S106 grant for £21,000 from Monmouthshire County Council. The majority of this will be used to resurface the paths with the remainder going towards a pond, benches and hedge management. Since then the brief for these works have been put together and now agreed by all parties and can be put out to tender, once a satisfactory quote is received the funds will be released by Monmouthshire County Council. If any local contractors wish to provide a quote please get in touch.

Working party days are held on the first Sunday of every month and all are welcome. More information about the project is available here, and regular updates are posted on our public facebook group ‘Wyesham Community Woodland Project’. Alternatively we are happy to be contacted via email communitywoodlandproject@gmail.com or telephone 01600460102.

The Big Lunch and a Project Update

On Sunday 18th June 2017, Wyesham Community Woodland Project held its annual Big Lunch.  The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours – a day where neighbours and members of communities can stop what they’re doing and come together for the simple act of sharing a meal. It is part of the Great Get Together, inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June last year, and whose ‘more in common’ values resonated throughout her work.

The event was a great success, with local residents of all ages coming along to join in with the activities, which included face painting (thanks to Monmouthshire Youth Service, pioneering (thanks to 1st Wyesham Cubs) willow weaving and other crafts, and delicious home made cakes. Dens were built, trees were climbed and hammocks were lounged in. We intend to hold another Big Lunch next year and some photos have been shared via our facebook group.

Thanks to the organisations and volunteers who made the event possible, including Monmouthshire Youth Service, 1st Wyesham Cubs, Transition Monmouth, the Eden Project.

Below is an update on progress with the project:

In 2014 the project won a S106 grant for £21,000 from Monmouthshire County Council. The majority of this will be used to resurface the paths with the remainder going towards a pond, benches and hedge management. Since then the brief for these works have been put together and now agreed by all parties and can be put out to tender, once a satisfactory quote is received the funds will be released by Monmouthshire County Council. If any local contractors wish to provide a quote please get in touch.

Working party days are held on the first Sunday of every month and all are welcome. More information about the project is available on our website http://www.wyeshamcommunitywoodland.wordpress.com and regular updates are posted on our public facebook group ‘Wyesham Community Woodland Project’.

Kind Regards

The Woodland Project Team

Great Big Get Together 18th June 2017

We are holding a Community get together between 12:00 and 3pm on the 18th June 2017 in the woodland glade.

Friends, families, neighbours and local organisations are all invited to a come along, bring a picnic blanket, food and drinks to the meadow for a family centred in the woodland.

Further updates and information to follow here on the website, or alternatively check out our Facebook page at Wyesham community woodland project or e-mail us at communitywoodlandproject@gmail.com

Look forward to seeing everyone there