As promised, we have planned a little further ahead this autumn and can confirm the dates of our next four work parties.
They are all Sundays and we are usually on site between 10am-3pm.
You are welcome to come along on the dates you can, for as little or long as you like.
Something for all ages and abilities (Children must be supervised).
Gloves & tools provided.
If physical work is not for you, then just stop by for a cuppa and a chat.
Rhododendron clearance in Cannon Hill South (South of the A31, just up from the Old Thatch).
Continuing our work from earlier in the year, opening up the track running parallel with Uddens Drive and stopping the spread of the Rhododendron into the woodland.
Please dress appropriately for uneven ground and a bonfire (conditions permitting).
Tea, coffee, squash & biscuits provided all day.
Hotdogs at lunch time.
9th Nov (Remembrance Sunday)
Task & Location tbc.
We hope to have a little woodland war time history to share and will be observing the 2 minutes silence at 11am.
Task & Location tbc.
Our Christmas Work Party, with some festive season treats.
Tree planting with the Forestry Commission, North of the A31 (Exact location to be confirmed).
Join as a Friend of the Woodlands between now and the end of the year and you will be entered in a draw for a £50 voucher to spend a La Fosse at Cranborne Restaurant with Rooms.
The voucher is redeemable against their excellent home cooked food, relaxing accommodation or bespoke cookery lessons.
How much does it cost to become a "Friend" ?
That is entirely up to you, the membership fee is a one off donation of your choosing.
Fill in an application form online at our website or reply to this email with your address and we will get a paper form to you.
Note – You do not need to be a member (Friend) to attend the work parties, but of course we would love it if you were!
Waitrose Community Matters
I am delighted to say that we have been awarded £301 by Waitrose in Wimborne. Many thanks to all of you that voted for us.
The money will be used to equip some of our younger members, who are keen to get a hand cart, litter collection tools and bird/bat boxes.
Wild about Wimborne
The first event of this type we have attended and we were proud to be invited by the Dorset Wildlife Trust to join some real prestigious wildlife charities for the day.
Our Chairman Janet manned the stand and was delighted with the amount of interest from the public.
She signed up 12 new members and we even had some donations too.
I hope anyone who went along enjoyed our updated woodland photo display.
Picnic in the Woods
Last month our picnic to celebrate the completion of our Dorset Community Foundation project to install picnic table was supported by over 30 people.
The sun shone and a great time was had by all.
Looking forward to seeing you at one of our work parties.
The Friends of Uddens & Cannon Hill Woodlands