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Walk in the Woods Month

April 30, 2015 – 11:37 am |

If you’re lucky enough to live near woodlands (even if they aren’t in the Forest of Marston Vale) then we hope that you pop out and visit them as much as you can – there’s …

Highly Commended at the EE Awards!

April 23, 2015 – 12:03 pm | One Comment

Last night was the gala award ceremony for the Environment and Energy Awards 2015 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, and ‘The Forest Centre’ had been shortlisted as one of 9 companies in the …

Wetland Trail Closure Update

April 23, 2015 – 10:13 am |

The new section of path which links the existing Wetland Trail to the new Tower Hide and Woodland Walkway has been completed. Work is now continuing on the repairs and tidying up of around 800m …

Volunteer speakers ready to talk to your group

April 22, 2015 – 11:32 am |

Are you a member of a club or society? Are you the person who finds speakers to entertain members at your meetings? If so, we may be able to help.
Our wonderful volunteers now have a …

Generous donation from local business

April 15, 2015 – 12:04 pm |

We obviously love supporting local businesses but nothing beats the warm fuzzy feeling of them supporting us back! Jenny from Greensand VA (Virtual assistant, for anyone who isn’t tech savvy) is generously offering us 5% …

Spring in Marston Vale Woodlands

April 14, 2015 – 1:45 pm |

What better way to spend a sunny morning than a lovely walk through some of the woodlands of the Forest of Marston Vale Trust?  Spring is definitely well on the way with bluebells beginning to …

Goodbye Easter

April 13, 2015 – 11:30 am |

We’ve been incredibly lucky with the weather this holiday, but sadly it has come to an end! After another hugely successful Easter Trail (though with anything involving chocolate, surely everyone’s a winner every time…) with …

Wetland Trail closure – approximately 2 weeks from Monday 13th April

April 12, 2015 – 6:24 am | 2 Comments

To complete the last stage of the Tower Hide in the Millennium Country Park, contractors will begin work, on Monday 13 April, to build a surfaced path to link to the hide’s ramp from the …

Captain Sillyvoice and Friends visit the Forest Centre

April 10, 2015 – 11:25 am |

This Wednesday we were visited by local author Ruth Whenham, who was reading stories and signing copies of her series of books (from ‘Captain Sillyvoice’, to ‘My Crazy Purple Pen’, to ‘The Day My Teacher …

Walking for your health – and enjoyment

April 9, 2015 – 6:30 am |

Now that the weather is improving it’s a great time to think about getting outdoors and getting fitter. A safe and easy way to combine these two is to join a regular, organised health walk.
We …

Tower Hide reaches final stage

April 8, 2015 – 10:18 am |

You may have noticed the tower hide appearing over the course of the last couple of months. It’s certainly visible now from the Park’s entry drive. The great news we can report now is that …

Farmers’ Market Focus – April

April 7, 2015 – 11:30 am |

This month, we’re focusing on two very different, but equally lovely stallholders from the Farmers’ Market! It looks like the weather will be picking up before Sun 19th April, so we should have a lovely …

Fund raising Officer – details published

April 4, 2015 – 5:34 pm |

The Forest of Marston Vale Trust is seeking an enthusiastic, driven and articulate individual who cares passionately about improving our environment to work creatively to secure substantial funding to help create the Forest of Marston …



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