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Thank you Co-op!

April 21, 2017 – 11:01 am |

Back in October last year we told you that the Co-op store in Marston Moretaine had chosen the Forest of Marston Vale as one of the 3 local charities to benefit from their newly launched …

Local fundraising drive

October 3, 2016 – 2:11 pm |

If you shop at the Co-op in Marston, you’ve probably been asked for your membership card when you pay at the till. The Co-op have recently launched their Local Community Fund, which gives money to …

Treemendous effort!

February 18, 2016 – 2:28 pm |

What better way to spend a Sunday than helping to create a forest?! Over 500 volunteers, young and old, thought it was a wonderful idea and joined our annual tree planting event on Sunday 7th February.
Every year we …

A perfect partnership

February 1, 2016 – 10:38 am |

The Forest of Marston Vale is delighted to announce its latest partnership – with local coffee supplier Wooden Hill Coffee Company, based in Ampthill. Wooden Hill will donate 5p to the Forest for every 250g …

Local author turns kids into pirates

August 19, 2015 – 10:38 am |

We were thrilled to bits to have Ruth Whenham back at the Forest Centre this week, signing copies of her books and telling the story of Captain Sillyvoice and the Sea Monster this week – …

Caravan with a difference

May 26, 2015 – 2:59 pm | 3 Comments

When we recently met with Kempston Hardwick local Sally Annett to discuss her upcoming art project  ‘Snakes and Ladders’ we had no idea how potentially huge it could be. Rather than just a single installation, …

Wanderings in Willington Woods: a Rubbish Article

February 12, 2015 – 11:56 am | One Comment

By Robin Braithwaite
Litter: n. carelessly discarded material.
There is a saying: “when I do well, no one remembers; when I foul up, no one forgets.”  The Grange Estate (Willington Woods) has an active litter programme: people …

Upcoming Corporate Events

January 21, 2015 – 4:51 pm |

If you’re interested in attending any of the upcoming Corporate events at the Forest Centre, here are the links for more info and booking:
Tues 17th Feb – Link4Coffee Networking drop in session
Helping local businesses connect, …

Volunteer profile #3 – Satisfying!

May 2, 2014 – 11:36 am |

Rose started volunteering here on Reception last summer after moving to the area, and simply “wanting something to do.” Not only has she volunteered here at the Forest Centre but she has also helped at …

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 …



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