Ponds & Woodlands
A Local Nature Reserve &
Community Green Flag Award Winner
Awarded for seven consecutive years
21st April 2017 - Report by John Hiller taken from the Woodlands Facebook Page
A great day completing the NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Manually Fed Wood Chipper Operations. thanks to all who helped out today, made the work a lot lighter.
Also thanks to Usk Valley Training for the instruction and assessment and to Blackwood Chainsaws for the use of the chipper
SUNDAY 16th JULY 2017 - MINDLESS VANDALISM AT THE WOODLANDS
During the past few days, the site has been subjected to some mindless vandalism :-
Firstly, three slats were forcibly removed from the bridge at the Upper Boat Pond, the bridge was made of oak, and this will be costly to repair.
The attention then turned to the Lower Boat Pond, where the lifebelt and the picnic nench were both thrown into the pond - both have since been restored to their rightful place.
The third spiteful act, was the destruction of the bird hide at the Lower Boat Pond, which will be costly and time-consuming to repair.
AUGUST 2017 - VIEWING PLATFORM COMPLETED AT LOWER BOAT POND
The viewing platform was constucted last year by the Forest School under the leadership of their teacher John Hillier (1st photo), last week the platform was completed by the construction of a ramp to give wheelchair access.