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News: NCFed Coppice Merchant

By |2019-11-15T00:17:08+00:00November 15th, 2019|News Item|

News: NCFed Coppice Merchant A new Whatsapp initiative for coppice workers  How many times have you had an enquiry far too big for you to handle, or simply too busy to fulfill?Or needed coppice materials yourself to complete a job? We've wondered how NCFed could help in managing such orders for a while. So we are launching a new pilot scheme which we hope will do just that. We have created a WhatsApp Group called 'NCFed Coppice Merchant' where all members can share details of orders they can't fulfill on their own, or where you can send requests for materials [...]


By |2019-11-14T01:06:42+00:00November 12th, 2019|News Item|

CALLING ALL COLLECTORS! PEOPLE’S SHOW 2020 at the Weald and Downland living museum I just spotted this call for help from the Weald and Downland living museum: Calling all collectors. As part of the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s 50th Anniversary we will be holding a ‘People’s Show’ from 13 February until 11 May 2020. At the Museum we have around 16,500 items in our collection dealing with rural life and building activities, but we also know that some of you have wonderful collections too and we want to see them. A People’s Show turns the spot-light on our visitors own collections [...]

News: Woodland Trust – The big climate fight back

By |2019-11-14T01:08:28+00:00November 11th, 2019|News Item|

The Woodland trust is asking for everyone's help to plant trees. The following is from their website: The Woodland Trust is calling on one million people to pledge to plant a tree to help us fight the climate emergency. We need to act now! This year, on 30 November the Woodland trust will hold a mass participation tree planting day with events across the country. Join us in The Big Climate Fightback. If you are unable to plant a tree as part of The Big Climate Fightback, you can still play your part. Simply pledge and make a donation to the [...]

News: Member involved with Sculpture at Warnham Nature reserve

By |2019-11-11T23:12:23+00:00November 9th, 2019|News Item|

Bob Hewitt is involved in helping make a new Sculpture at Warnham Nature reserve, Bob says: The sculpture is built at Warnham nature reserve as part of their information trail where we the group have our meetings, I was employed to erect the trail signs 11 in all, the sculpture was professionally designed and then built by the reserve volunteers under the supervision of the architect, it is made from cleft chestnut rails and bolted together The Tri Helix is to represent the cell structure of plants. Warnham Local Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife just a 30-minute walk from Horsham [...]

NEWS: Wonderful Weald and Downland Autumn show

By |2019-11-11T23:13:36+00:00October 12th, 2019|Wood festival|

What a wonderful show, a little damp but a great time was had by all the group members who attended. It was a good chance to meet up with people we hadn't seen for a while and the public were very interested in what we were all doing. The show organisers were, as usual, very helpful and accomodating in this relaxed and friendly show. We were situated just behind the main arena and got a good view of all that was happening. People took lots of flyers from the group and everyone sold a few bits and bobs to help [...]

NEWS: Fun at the Belmont Woodfest 2019

By |2019-11-11T23:14:09+00:00October 12th, 2019|Wood festival|

We had the best weather at the Belmont Woodfest, just a little rain on the Saturday which just dampened down the dust. A few members had stands and all did very well at this relaxed and very enjoyable show. The management of the show visited us all and took an interest in what we were doing. People love to chat here, like minded and friendly, we even had a bit of a campfire in the evening where we met new people and old friends. Well worth attending this event and it would be wonderful to see more of the group [...]