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Octagon Wood – new public planting date – Sunday 11 March

December 27, 2011 – 10:35 am |

The planting day postponed from earlier in February has now been rescheduled for Sunday 11 March.  All details will remain the same – time, parking, transport. These are detailed below.
Owned by Bedford Borough Council, the first part of …

Bank holiday birds – a bird walk

December 22, 2011 – 10:45 am |

Tuesday 27 December, 8am – 11am.
Shake off the Christmas excess and find out how birds fare at this time of year on a guided walk in the Country Park.
Winter can be a rough time for …

Volunteers mesh on the Park boardwalk

December 21, 2011 – 4:10 pm |

Installing mesh in the boardwalk at the Millennium Country Park

Top Farm – images of a public planting day

December 20, 2011 – 2:37 pm |

It’s taken longer than I’d planned but we now have some stills on our Facebook page showing some scenes from the public tree planting on Sunday 4 December; what a great day it was.
I also …

Twentieth anniversary celebrations

December 20, 2011 – 1:43 pm |

Past, present and future Managing Directors of the Marston Vale Trust joined numerous others, including many past-employees, last Wednesday 14 December, to celebrate twenty years of the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale.
The evening started …

Ladies in the pink

December 10, 2011 – 3:11 pm |

Around 250 people came to the Forest Centre to enjoy a Pink Ladies Night last week, buying  jewellery, food, artwork, clothes and much more from a huge range of stands spread around the Forest Centre’s …

The Forest Centre roof – what’s up?

December 7, 2011 – 11:55 am |

As part of the Marston Vale Trust’s commitment to making a real contribution to combating climate change, we are fitting solar panels to the roof of the Forest Centre.  These panels will cover over 400m2 …

A warm welcome to the new boss

December 7, 2011 – 8:00 am |

Nick Webb has been appointed the next Chief Executive of Marston Vale Trust and Managing Director of our operating company (Marston Vale Services Ltd). He will be taking up his new appointment on 1 January 2012.
Nick …

Top Farm planting success

December 6, 2011 – 1:26 pm |

After weeks of planning, much discussion and a large wedge of cash courtesy of GE Transportation and Network Rail, it’s very good to reflect on a brilliant day of tree planting at the Forest’s newest Community …

Hedging kicks off in the Millennium Country Park

December 6, 2011 – 10:52 am |

It’s that time of year again and in response to the summons for volunteers from Ranger Sven at the Forest Centre, on Saturday 19th November a largish number of us gathered at the Centre on …

Otters in the Park – official!

December 6, 2011 – 10:43 am |

Don Morris, Volunteer Park Warden, has been at it again and this time it’s more exciting than usual. Armed with a remotely triggered infra-red camera, he’s been trying to catch an image of the otter that …

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