Our celebration of ten years of BWT was a very popular event, with a falconry display, also archery and tractor rides across the Lilk stream
A splendid variety of stalls with food and handicrafts, as well as two ice cream vans, had been organised by Barbara Dunford of Kent Community Events
And music from Mick's Hot Lick's added to the festive atmosphere!
Holy Cross choir processed through our woodland on Palm Sunday
You can now follow a loop walk round the 10 acres bequeathed to the trust by Miss Pauline Moore.
And rest halfway round on the new memorial seat!
Riders Wood. Last December sizeable teams of volunteers completed new planting on the new land .
Application MA/13/1708 Roundwell/Cross Keys. Many will have seen reference to the proposed development at Roundwell/Cross Keys. Bearsted Woodland Trust has been approached by the promoter of this development regarding the proposed eco park. Our position is that we would be pleased to own and manage additional green space which abuts our existing land, if it is offered to us on acceptable terms. This does not imply that we support the development. BWT is a charity which exists to preserve and maintain green space for public access - it has no view on the planning application and it is not its place to do so. 27 November 2013.
It was with great sadness that we reported the death of Dave Johnson in October 2013. Dave made an enormous contribution to BWT over the past six years in his role as project manager and maintenance team leader, and he will be greatly missed. He was ill for several months and our thoughts and sympathy go to Pauline who nursed him so courageously, and all their family. Dave's funeral was at Holy Cross on 23rd October, and donations in his memory can be made to The Brain Tumour Charity c/o The Family Funeral Service, 4 Cavendish Way, Bearsted, ME15 8PW.
The 2013 Annual General Meeting was held on 29th September.
Blossom and wild flowers were lovely in Summer 2013!
Bark in the Park was a doggy event on the BWT land in May 2013
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