Sadly we have to report the death of Bernard Head on Sunday 5th July. Bernard was a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of Bearsted Woodland Trust since its inception. He also made great contributions to other local organisations including Rotary, the Church, Roseacre School, the Tennis Club and the Golf Club. Despite the difficulties of coping with Motor Neurone Disease, his brain remained razor sharp, and he continued to act as our Treasurer until a few weeks ago.
Bernard’s funeral was at Holy Cross Church on Monday 20 July. Donations in his memory, to Mid Kent Branch MNDA or The Heart of Kent Hospice, may be sent to The Family Funeral Service, 4 Cavendish Way, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent ME15 8PW.
The Dogs on Leads area is now marked with new gates and notices. We are very grateful to all dog owners who comply with the rule.
"Access for all" (p.5) explains the reasons why BWT have designated an area where dogs need to be walked on leads.
The 2014 Annual General Meeting was held in September. Read or download the AGM Minutes
High winds in 2014 have sadly broken a Turkey Oak near Tudor Park. Fortunately this was the only significant damage!
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. In December 2013 sizeable teams of volunteers completed new planting on the new land .
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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