What's Going On?

A great deal is the answer to "what's going on". You will see from the content of this month's newsletter that the work continues, the number of members in the group is growing, we've had some fantastic publicity and there is lots to look forward to.

For the first time we are "advertising" roles within the group. This is a great step forward as there is very little known about the skills and experience of the members, never mind what they would like to do within the group, so please contact the committee if you are interested in the roles or any other aspect of the group.
Next month's newsletter will have a summary of the season, not only from a member perspective, but from the people we have been working with.

I hope you enjoy reading about what's happening, don't hesitate to drop me a line with feedback on any aspect of the group.

Kevin

What's Going On?

I can't believe the endow another season is already in sight with a record number of sessions already behind us. Fortunately the weather has been with us so far, with the increased number of sessions proving ever popular with the members.

Graham has continued to carry out invaluable work in planning what we do, where we do it and how we achieve the overall objectives in the wood. Of course there remains an overriding objective to ensure we all get the logs we work so hard for, the by product being excellent quality woodland management in line with the expectations of the Woodland Trust.

Every month is busy, but the weeks since Christmas have been packed with activity. A huge amount of work carried out on ride-edge clearing, tracks cut into the woods for extraction, management of a number of difficult larger trees and a steady progression through the compartments. Thank you everyone for the continued hard work.

Lots also going on around the development of the group and membership growth. Plenty to read about in the articles below.

Don't forget to regularly check the booking system as dates are being added

Kevin

What's Going On?

It's been a few months since the last newsletter and a great deal has happened, so it's time to bring everyone up to date. The AGM in September was a great success with a good attendance and plenty to present and discuss. The committee has grown as a result of the officer elections, making the management of the group a little easier with more hands to share some of the work. The 2017-18 season since the last AGM has seen the group grow, not only in membership numbers, but in stature and capability. Our first formal contract is in place and we are delivering on it. Relationships have been built with other groups & organisations (more of that below) and we have made a start on our strategic direction for the next few years.

We are already halfway through the season, so lets all look forward to a productive and fun winter. Some of the important details of this are outlined below.

In the meantime can I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued hard work and to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Kevin

What's Going On?

All the hard work throughout the summer is coming to a conclusion ready for the season launch at the AGM on the 10th September. The group is changing in many ways, all for the better I believe. We have a stronger strategy and even better control of the management of the group and what we do. We have had great attendance at the committee meetings over recent months from a number of members who have now expressed an interest in formally joining the committee. I always think it's a sign of a strong group when there is a desire from the members to influence its management and become involved in its development - please let us know if you are interested in joining the committee as a formal officer or a co-opted member

Kevin

July Updates

The end of June and the early part of July have been especially busy for the group. The help we have had from our members has enabled us to support a number of projects which have further enhanced our reputation and relationships with the NFC and Wild Rumpus (organisers of the TIMBER festival) I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped in whatever way to take the group forward yet again. This is a very busy newsletter, so please take a little time to read through, there are important items we need your feedback on. The new season is in sight, so there is lots to do in preparation

Kevin