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 invite you to join a new volunteer group to help manage Spud Wood, the group will meet on a Wednesday. The group will meet weekly from 10am to 2pm – volunteers can join in for as long as they want. Activities will include, coppicing, hedge laying, tree felling and other maintenance tasks the Woodland [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Lymm Community Energy held its AGM 2019 on Tuesday 2nd July. Follow this link for the meeting presentation given by Secretary Richard Pearce which outlines the years successful activities and performances. We wish to thank all those able to attend, and also for the support given to LCE from those who could not. Look out [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Pupils from Oughtrington Primary School recently helped the Friends of Spud Wood (FOSW) and the Woodland Trust to plant trees at Spud Wood.
Lymm Community Energy (LCE) ran a successful event on 24th January during the Big Energy Saving Week (BESW) which was designed to help consumers understand their energy use, cut their bills and get the financial support to which they are entitled. About 30 local residents attended the event and one-to-one advice was provided to 16 [...]
Up to £2,500 is available to community organisations in Lymm. Our Community Benefit Fund (CBF) is to help fund projects which lead to reductions in energy costs and carbon emissions in the local community. The size of the CBF currently stands at £2,500 which is the maximum we will be able to fund in this [...]
Nearly there...thank goodness for flapjack.All done. Time to go home.
Thanks to the Woodland Trust for organising our first hedge laying training. You can definitely see what we did. Hope you like it, it should be good for the hedge. The plan is the continue laying the hedge next year up through the trees.