News & Events 2017

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.

 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.

Viewing platform 01
Viewing platform 01
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Viewing platform 02
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Viewing Platform 03
Viewing Platform 03
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Viewing Platform 04
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vandalism 03
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Vandalism 01
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vandalism 05
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vandalism 02
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vandalism 04
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vandalism 06
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 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

Woodchipping 01
Woodchipping 01
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Woodchipping 02
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Woodchipping 03
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Woodchipping 04
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Woodchipping 05
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Woodchipping 06
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Woodchipping 07
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Woodchipping 08
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Woodchipping 09
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Woodchipping 10
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Woodchipping 12
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