Thanks to the success of our first-ever funding application, a series of eight hands-on work days will extend throughout September, to help restore wildness to the wood as well as providing places to fish and sit down and enjoy Norwich’s rarest woodland.
All are welcome to join in restoring fishing platforms on the bank of the River Wensum. The TCV and Aviva will also be lending a hand, helping to install four new benches, and mow paths and wildflower meadows.
Friends of Train Wood and Marriott’s Way chairman Alan Cubbage said:
“Having rescued this rare urban wood from sale, we have been busy litter picking and monitoring it. But we always wanted to go further for this special place. We asked people what they wanted, then with the backing of Norfolk County Council environment team officers, we put in a bid for funding to repair some of the derelict fishing platforms, build new benches and create wildflower meadows.”
“We are delighted to be able to get on with this work having applied for and won an £8,000 grant from Tesco and the Groundwork Trust’s Bags of Help initiative. We have asked Norwich Fringe Project to help us deliver this spruce up – the first of what we know will be a constant series of improvements to this long-neglected wood. It will be restored to be more natural and wild, to increase biodiversity and enjoyment for all.”
Train Wood community work day: all welcome
Repair fishing platforms 7 September 9.30am to 3pm Meet 9.30am at the Barn Road entrance to the Marriott’s Way. All tools, material and training and refreshments will be supplied. Bring your own packed lunch and wear walking boots, safety boots or wellingtons.