Friends of Spud Wood CIC AGM 2020

We aren’t holding an AGM this year, but here is a summary of what we have been up to and what is planned for this year plus the notes from last year’s AGM and a copy of our accounts. Feel free to email us your feedback and thoughts for Spud Wood to: fosw@lowcarbonlymm.org.uk agm-notes-2020Download agm-notes-2019Download …

Pressed Apple Juice from Oughtrington Community Orchard

Oughtrington Community Orchard and Friends of Spud Wood are very excited to let you know that we have our own pressed apple juice available to buy.  We have been working with Dunham Cider Press to press and pasteurise our own apple juice.  The funds raised from the proceeds will pay for some much needed maintenance of …

Stumping up for Ravenbank

Despite everything that has been going on we’ve been able to help Ravenbank School get ready for the new term. Some ash and oak logs that were spare from our Wood Allotment scheme are now tree stump seating gracing an outdoor area. Mrs Poole said: The children will be delighted!  They have brighten up the …

Our First Woodland Wednesday!

Wednesday 23 October 2019 Wednesday 23rd October 2019 saw our first Woodland Wednesday event. Fantastic autumn weather allowed us to coppice a few hazel bushes that have been growing since Spud Wood was planted 21 years ago. The stumps will be cut down to near ground level during the winter and the bushes will sprout …

FoSW AGM Wed 25th Sept 2019

The Friends of Spud Wood CIC AGM will be held on: on Wednesday 25th September from 7.30pm-8.30pm at Oughtrington Community Centre, Oughtrington Crescent, Oughtrington, Lymm See below for the minutes from last year’s AGM. Our agenda is: Welcome, introductions & apologiesMinutes of previous meetingChair’s ReportWhat has happened in 2018/19 Wood allotmentsSpud Wood activitiesPlanned for 2019/20Wood …

Coppicing/hedge-laying task dates

We will be running a task (either coppicing or hedgelaying) in Spud Wood on the following dates. Meet in the Stage Lane car park. 10am-2pm on Saturday 9th November 2019 10am-2pm on Sunday 5th January 2020 1-4pm on Saturday 22nd February 202010am-2pm on Sunday 29th March 2020 We have some tools, but if you have …

Help your little ones discover a wilder Cheshire at Nature Tots in Spud Wood

Nature Tots is Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s toddler group aimed at encouraging pre-school children, aged 2-4, to gain a love for nature and wildlife. These sessions are held outdoors and encourage young children to explore the natural environment. Thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust is offering free sessions at Spud …

Set your co-ordinates for 22nd June

As part of Lymm Festival Friends of Spud Wood are hosting an event to launch their new permanent orienteering course. The “Family Orienteering @ Spud Wood” free event is on Saturday 22 June running between 3-7pm, starting at Oughtrington Community Centre (on Oughtrington Crescent), with last entries at 6.30pm. There are a number of different …

Bridgewater canal staff chip in to lend a helping hand at Spud Wood

In February staff and contractors from the Bridgewater Canal Company spent a day helping the Friends of Spud Wood (FOSW) and the Woodland Trust to clear and chip brash in Spud Wood. The brash is a bi-product of the wood allotment tree thinning work that the FOSW have been carrying out for the past 5 …