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Award winning brass band coming to the Forest Centre

March 28, 2014 – 10:50 am |

Not only will the Hitchin Band be performing at the Forest Centre on Sat 26th April to raise funds for the Primrose Unit, of Bedford Hospital – but they just got promoted to First Division …

Rainbow hits the wind turbine

March 21, 2014 – 4:59 pm | 3 Comments

You may have noticed a huge double rainbow (almost triple, but sadly that didn’t show in our photos) over the Vale, earlier this afternoon, after the sudden rain storm. We were very pleased to see …

Reflection on World Forestry Day

March 21, 2014 – 3:27 pm |

To quote the official UN website: “Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, performing vital functions around the world. Around 1.6 billion people – including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures – depend on …

Elms at Rectory Wood

March 18, 2014 – 11:19 am | 2 Comments

Dutch Elm disease wiped out 25 million elms last century, and the Great British Elm Project is trying to work out why some elms survived. By encouraging the UK to get involved and plant elm …

Fantastic frogspawn

March 17, 2014 – 3:58 pm |

It seems spring has sprung, and over in our bog pond we have been watching all weekend in awe as the frogs have been amassing, and surrounding the huge blobs of frog spawn. In this …

Volunteering is: a bit of a laugh (Volunteer Profile #2)

March 11, 2014 – 4:22 pm |

Have you ever wondered if you might be interested in joining our team of Volunteers, or wondered what it might involve? We thought we’d tell you a little bit more about our current team and …

Reed all About It

March 11, 2014 – 1:49 pm |

The latest edition of Reed all About It, the newsletter for Volunteers, is now available.  Click here to see the full edition.

Blades are up!

March 10, 2014 – 2:30 pm | 2 Comments

This morning the blades were raised and attached making it (almost) complete! As you can see from the photos, it no longer looks like a giant electric toothbrush and now is unmistakably a wind turbine. …

Up in the air…Wind Turbine Progress

March 7, 2014 – 5:48 pm |

Currently, we are awaiting the wind to drop so that the blades can be attached but as of this afternoon (Friday) they haven’t been raised.
Hopefully over the next few days the wind will stay low …

Volunteering is: Fulfilling (Volunteer profile #1)

March 6, 2014 – 3:31 pm |

Have you ever wondered if you might be interested in joining our team of Volunteers, or wondered what it might involve? We thought we’d tell you a little bit more about our current team and …

Wind Turbine Progress!

March 3, 2014 – 5:10 pm | 6 Comments

Today the wind turbine has progressed from a very tall pole to what the amateur eye would describe as a very, very tall electric toothbrush.
Click here for a step by step, picture review of today’s …



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