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Reed All About It – Sept. 2016

October 11, 2016 – 11:04 am |

Click on the link below to see the latest edition of the Volunteers’ Newsletter
Reed All About It – September 2016

Reed All About It – June 2016

June 14, 2016 – 1:41 pm |

Click on this link to see what the Forest Volunteers have been up to lately -  Reed All About It – Jun ’16

Volunteers’ Newsletter – March 2016

March 8, 2016 – 3:11 pm |

The latest edition of Reed All About It, the newsletter for Forest Volunteers, is just been published.  Click here to read it.

Limited spaces available for this challenge of a lifetime!

February 19, 2016 – 10:22 am |

Calling all thrill-seekers, adrenaline junkies and anyone wanting to tick a 10,000 feet tandem skydive off their bucket list! As 2016 is the 21st anniversary of the Forest, we’re looking for 21 adventurous volunteers to take …

Reed All About It – December 2015

December 2, 2015 – 10:34 am |

The latest edition of Reed All About It, the newsletter for our Volunteers, is now available – click here to read our latest news.

Volunteers visit Nene Valley Park

November 10, 2015 – 2:19 pm |

On a very grey morning, nine intrepid volunteers (Joan & Terry, Andy B, Andrew & Graham, Pam, Nigel, Jean and Merv) together with Andy Lingard set off on a trip to the Nene Valley Park.  …

Queen’s Award press clipping

August 26, 2015 – 3:35 pm | One Comment

Thanks to the Bedford Times and Citizen for printing a piece about the Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire presenting the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to the Forest Volunteers in July.

Forest Volunteers honoured

July 23, 2015 – 2:45 pm | One Comment

We were completely thrilled, earlier today, to welcome HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis to the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park  to present the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to the Forest of Marston …

Wanderings in Willington Woods: Volunteers do stuff

July 14, 2015 – 9:49 am |

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”  François-Marie Arouet (aka Voltaire).
Volunteers are a valuable commodity because, well, they volunteer to do stuff – for free!  …

Reed All About It – June 2015

June 16, 2015 – 1:21 pm |

Click on the link to read our latest newsletter – Reed All About It – June 2015

Queen’s Award for Forest Volunteers

June 2, 2015 – 6:45 pm |

On the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, we can finally announce the spectacular news that our volunteers have won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award given to local volunteer …

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 …

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 …

Tree planting record breaker in the sun

February 10, 2015 – 6:17 pm | One Comment

Last Sunday saw the biggest ever attendance at a tree planting event organised by the Forest of Marston Vale Trust. Over 450 people made the journey to our latest woodland, between Cranfield and Marston Moretaine …

National Nest Box Week – 14th-21st February

February 3, 2015 – 12:42 pm |

Did you know that there is a National Nest Box Week?  This year it takes place between 14th and 21st February and is organised by the British Trust for Ornithology.  They would like us to …

Volunteers’ Scrub Bash

January 13, 2015 – 1:28 pm |

When I left home it was pouring down and the wind was blowing a hooley.  What on earth was I doing, I asked myself??!!
However, by the time we had gathered in The Barn, changed into …

Volunteers take on Forest talks

November 18, 2014 – 4:41 pm |

Many social groups invite speakers to their meetings to entertain and inform their members between notices and matters arising. Members of the Forest staff team have visited numerous Rotary, WI, U3A and TWG meetings (amongst …

Harvest Mouse first – watch the video here

October 8, 2014 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments

For the last three years, Diane and myself, with occasional valuable help from Cat, have been conducting a survey of  small mammals in the Millennium Country Park.  The reason for the project is to demonstrate …

Volunteers’ October walk

October 7, 2014 – 5:19 pm |

Fancy a walk? If so, why not join Forest Volunteers as they explore some lovely countryside to the west of the Vale? Starting from the Cock Inn in North Crawley at 9.45am, the walk, on …

Allen scythe ready to roll

September 24, 2014 – 7:49 am |

We have reported here before on Derek Edmund’s powers over the mechanical; he is the kind of volunteer every organisation needs. I imagine as a small boy, he dismantled and reassembled anything oily and petrol …

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