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Over a hundred volunteers and counting!

April 13, 2017 – 10:15 am |

It’s often said, but still very true to say that as a charity we would not achieve half of what we do without the work of our volunteers.
We have over a 100 regular volunteers who …

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

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.  …

Allen Scythe Restoration

November 3, 2015 – 4:50 pm | One Comment

It probably seems like this project has going on for longer than the Chilcott Inquiry but the final report can now be issued and no ministerial officer or civil servant has been harmed in its …

Walking down memory lane (and taking a seat)

October 15, 2015 – 1:32 pm |

How often do you end up sitting on a memorial bench, yet knowing little (to nothing) about the person it was dedicated to? When you think about it, it’s quite often, sadly. Robin Braithwaite took …

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 …

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 …

AGM Sunset Stroll

May 14, 2015 – 12:30 pm |

This Tuesday saw the Forest Volunteers’ AGM, and a lovely walk at sunset to visit the new Tower Hide (which was a first for any of us who hadn’t got up at dawn the previous …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Autumn bird walk – book now

September 3, 2014 – 8:27 am |

There’s still time to book a place on this Saturday morning’s Autumn Bird Walk in the Millennium Country Park. There’s no need to be an expert – an interest in the wildlife of the Country …



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