Please Be Aware Tree Felling Has Restarted
Work has begun again to complete the thinning of tress in the woodland that was planned for earlier this year.
Please take care if you are in the woodland and follow warning signs and the directions of our contractors.
Please warn children that it is NOT SAFE for them to play in the woodland during felling operations.
Felled timber is the property of the contractors and is helping to save the village the costs of the felling. Felled timber should not be taken from the Woodland.
Why is this being done?
This is all part of the work we need to do to manage the Woodland. We are removing some trees so that the others can grow better. The tracks in the woodland are also being widened. This process, called ‟thinning” is part of the long-term Management Plan agreed with the Forestry Commission.
How Has This Been Planned?
This is part of the largest forestry project carried out in the Woodland for twenty years. It involves the removal of around 600 tonnes of timber. The costs of the work are being covered by sale of the timber. It will put the Woodland on a sound footing for the next ten years.
All work carried out in the Woodland is done under a Management Plan that has been agreed with the Forestry Commission. The Plan was developed and approved by the Woodland Management Committee. The Commission has provided a felling license that allows this work to be carried out. For information a copy of the license is available here: Great Central Woodland Felling License. It refers to “Part 1” this can be found in the Management Plan available here.
What Will The Impact of This Work Be?
Unfortunately, during this work, there will be some inconvenience to those living nearby and to users of the Woodland.
The Woodland Management Committee is working with the contractors to minimise any problems but wishes to apologise for any inconvenience resulting from these essential works.