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Community Fund – up to £2k available!

November 25, 2016 – 3:19 pm |

Click above for more details. Are you part of a local school, charity group or project that’s looking for funding for an upcoming project that benefits the communities within the Forest of Marston Vale?
The Community …

Not to drone on…

October 26, 2016 – 11:10 am |

We had a bit of a treat yesterday when James Hoare of LHW Partnership LLP came in to visit us, with a drone! Myself and our CEO Nick Webb were witness to the take off …

The Environment

June 3, 2016 – 3:13 pm |

The Forest of Marston Vale prides itself on encouraging sustainability – from the Forest Centre being powered by renewable energy, to all of the tree planting we have done over the years – we do …

Wind Turbine Info

May 27, 2016 – 11:36 am |

In late 2013/early 2014, Blue Energy began construction on the impressive 85 metre Wind Turbine, which has now become a landscape feature at the centre of the Forest of Marston Vale. Anywhere in quite a …

Community Fund

April 26, 2016 – 1:47 pm |

Timescale and submitting an application
The Community Fund Panel will meet a minimum of 2 times a year (21st Feb & 21st Sept 2017).
Completed application forms should be submitted by email only to Jo Roberts (click to email) …

Wind Turbine

March 7, 2016 – 4:37 pm |

In late 2013/early 2014, Blue Energy began construction on the impressive 85 metre Wind Turbine, which has now become a landscape feature at the centre of the Forest of Marston Vale. Anywhere in quite a …

Glow in the Dark trees?

December 22, 2014 – 11:30 am |

Some people are such geniuses (genii?) that they make us all look bad. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaard has come up with five ideas to both harness solar power, and make roads safer (and way prettier) …

Turbine trouble

October 22, 2014 – 9:40 am |

Every so often the wind turbine in the Country Park stops spinning. There are several causes for this inactivity -

On very still days the wind speed may be too low
Tests or Software updates. These are …

Wind turbine – want to know more?

October 11, 2014 – 6:42 am |

Some facts and figures about the turbine in the Country Park

At the hub height of 85m the annual average wind speed has been estimated to be 7 m/s (meters per second) almost 16mph!
You won’t feel …

Forest Centre from above…

August 29, 2014 – 11:30 am | 2 Comments

Some of you (well…probably all of you) may never have seen images of the Forest Centre from the skies. Here are some of the shots taken by Sky Glide’s drone this July – check out …

We Did It!

July 28, 2014 – 10:00 am |

We are proud to announce that the Millennium Country Park has achieved the Green Flag Award for the 8th consecutive year!! The Green Flag award is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces …

7 billion and counting

July 11, 2014 – 11:00 am |

Check out this website. It shows a flickering total of the population of the world where every second the figure changes several times to account for births and deaths. It’s actually quite creepy…but it puts things …

Change your face wash – save the Ocean.

June 6, 2014 – 11:00 am |

Officially recognised by the UN in 2008, Sunday 8th June is World Oceans Day. Much like trees, the ocean generates a lot of the oxygen we breathe and regulates our climate. There’s a reason that …

Wind turbine now spinning!

May 9, 2014 – 12:37 pm |


If you’ve been to the Forest Centre or come past the area in the past 24 hours then you may have noticed our wind turbine is now spinning around at full speed! This happened yesterday …

Green Party recieve guided tour

April 30, 2014 – 4:09 pm |

Prospective MEP for the Green Party, Rupert Read, visited with his team yesterday to take a look at the facilities here at the Forest Centre and admire our latest projects. Treated to a guided tour …

Green Party Forest visit

April 29, 2014 – 12:57 pm |

We are looking forward to welcoming prospective Green Party MEP, Rupert Read, to the Forest Centre this afternoon.  Mr Read has served two terms as a Green Party councillor in Norwich and is particularly interested in issues …

Renewable energy – no brainer!

April 17, 2014 – 8:25 pm |

Our wind turbine isn’t fully operational yet as it’s still being tested, but after this week’s UN report on Climate Change and how it’s hit drastic levels, I thought it might be an appropriate time …

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 …

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 …

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