Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: forest of marston vale

Wanderings in Willington Woods

March 20, 2017 – 11:30 am |

By Robin Braithwaite
‘No, we are not talking about brush cutters, little orange tractors or chainsaws: we did wood chopping in a previous edition of Wanderings.  It’s the bees that are buzzing.  “That buzzing noise means …

Knight Prowler – A Saw Point

February 20, 2017 – 3:38 pm |

By Robin Braithwaite
“Around the beginning of 2016, a number of chainsaw carvings started to appear in various parts of the Grange Estate (Willington Woods).  At first, it was a couple of toadstools on the Route …

World Wetlands Day!

February 2, 2017 – 10:30 am |

Today, the 2nd February, is World Wetlands Day! A day to celebrate everything that’s great about Wetlands around the world, including our very own Wetland Nature Reserve here at the Forest of Marston Vale Millennium …

CEO Appointed as Beds Business Ambassador

January 13, 2017 – 12:00 pm |

We are happy to announce that our Chief Executive Nick Webb is among those who have been selected as a Bedfordshire Business Ambassador for Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.
“Being a member of the Chamber is very …

Forest Fundraising – Get Involved!

January 6, 2017 – 3:30 pm |

So it’s a new year and here I am pondering what we’re going to be doing to raise money for the Forest in the year ahead. Last year we had some fantastic successes – the …

Community Fund – up to £8k 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 …

Honorary Life President Appointed

November 25, 2016 – 9:53 am | One Comment

To recognise the more than 20 years involvement that Fiona Chapman MBE DL has had with the Forest of Marston Vale, she has been appointed Honorary Life President of the Forest of Marston Vale Trust. …

Closing early on Sat 19th Nov!

November 16, 2016 – 3:34 pm |

This Saturday (19th November) we will be hosting our Enchanted Forest Ball in the evening, and to leave enough time to transform the place into a magical woodland, we will be closing the Forest Centre …

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 …

We’re in the Top Ten!

October 20, 2016 – 3:58 pm |

We are delighted to announce that the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park has been voted in the Top 10 Parks and Green Spaces in the UK once more! As you may have seen, the …

Discounted tickets for MK Theatre

October 5, 2016 – 1:41 pm | 2 Comments

[Click above for more info] You can now book discounted tickets for shows at Milton Keynes Theatre through us – not only will you save money on the ticket price, but you’ll also avoid paying …

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 …

Unclaimed Raffle Prizes…

September 27, 2016 – 12:47 pm |

A few of the Grand Raffle prizes from our Forest Family Fun Day are still unclaimed!
We’re leaving it open for another 2 weeks, just in case, so if you have either of these raffle tickets …

An Uplifting Donation

September 27, 2016 – 12:36 pm | One Comment

Donations can be big or small, but whatever the size we always appreciate them! Last week we received a donation that was big in every way – a forklift truck worth over £11,000 from Jungheinrich, …

A magical evening awaits you…

September 21, 2016 – 2:06 pm |

The enchantment will last for one night only, so don’t miss your chance to see the Lakeside Café taken over by an Enchanted Forest for our first ever Fundraising Ball. The magic starts at 7pm with …

Grand Raffle

August 19, 2016 – 11:19 am |

Very soon we will be hosting our biggest fundraising event of the year – the Forest Family Fun Day (click for more information about everything that will be there) and in the afternoon we will …

Meet our new Community Engagement Officer

July 5, 2016 – 11:35 am |

At the start of the month, the Forest of Marston Vale welcomed its new Community Engagement Officer Jo Roberts. Replacing Guy Lambourne, Jo previously worked at the Forestry Commission in Salcey Forest for 11 years, …

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

We jumped!

June 7, 2016 – 12:18 pm |

We did it! Terry and I jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet this weekend! Now that’s what you call dedication – throwing yourself out of a plane for your work! We both did a …

Love your Forest!

May 17, 2016 – 11:14 am | 2 Comments

I just had to share with you these lovely words written about the Forest by one of our young visitors, Amber age 11. I hope it inspires you to get outdoors and enjoy the Forest of Marston …



The Forest of Marston Vale Trust. Registered in England No 3462405, Registered Charity No 1069229. Marston Vale Services Ltd. trading as The Forest Centre Registered in England No 3538255.
Marston Vale Farms Ltd. Registered in England No 6537891. Registered Office for all: The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, MK43 0PR
© The Forest of Marston Vale Trust. Web design and development by Bonfire Creative Intelligence