Friends of Colwickwoods

Friends of Colwickwoods

About Us

Friends of Colwick Woods volunteer group was formed by local residents in April 2004. We work closely with Nottingham City Council. The aim of the group is to protect, enhance and promote Colwick Woods as an important local resource for the benefit of the community and its natural habitat.
http://www.friendsofcolwickwoods.co.uk

Tesco bags of help

NewsPosted by liz Thu, February 02, 2017 15:53:50

Tesco bags of help

We would like your help please, we have been successful in getting voting boxes in Tesco stores for their ‘Bags of help’ scheme. Depending on the public vote, we will get £1000, £2000 or £5000 towards our project.

Project summary:

Unblocking and promoting access for able and disabled users to reach the historic panoramic view of Nottingham as painted in 1695 by Siberechts hanging in the Castle gallery

There is no disabled access to this major view point at Colwick Woods. The main entrance prevents access for wheelchairs to the existing but otherwise isolated disabled access route. This spectacular amenity is under used by the people of Sneinton, Bakersfield and Carlton because of this access obstruction.

The voting will take place from FEB 1st to Feb 25th in the following Tesco stores.

CHILWELL NOTTNGHM EXP NG9 6DP
LONG EATON EXPRESS NG10 3RJ
NOTTINGHAM CARLTON NG4 1EB
TOTON EXTRA NG9 6EX
TOTON EXTRA NG9 6EX
RADCLIFFE ON TRENT EXP NG12 2FD
CARLTON HILL NOTT EXP NG4 1GP
NOTTINGHAM BSTN EXTRA NG9 2WJ
NOTTINGHAM BSTN EXTRA NG9 2WJ
CLIFTON LANE EXP NG11 8NA
NOTTINGHAM CMPTON EXP NG2 7RS
NOTTINGHM OAKDAL EXP NG3 7EF

When you make a purchase, you should be given a token to put in a voting box in store, any purchase will qualify, you DO NOT have to purchase a bag to get one.

Please can we ask that you vote for us?

If you are not given a token, please ask.

Thank you.

Liz

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Nottinghamshire mammals website.

NewsPosted by Tim Mon, May 18, 2015 11:36:40
If you're active in the study or recording of animals or would simply like to get involved with it in some way then the superb new website Nottinghamshire Mammals is the place to start your recordings and sightings.
Here is a note taken from their website... A major aim of the website is to encourage the recording of all mammal species in the county and to hopefully obtain enough information to produce a county mammal atlas in the future. Information on how to record is given on the mammal atlas page and whichever way you record you will also be contributing to the National Mammal Atlas Project organised by the Mammal Society.

If you feel like you would like to get involved or would like more information the visit the website of their Facebook page.... links below.

http://www.nottsmammals.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/nottsmammalgroup


Thank you !





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Potential threat to Green Belt

NewsPosted by Tim Wed, May 06, 2015 08:13:26
Please note that the correct link to the 28 document planning application submitted by Nottingham Academy is below.

http://publicaccess.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=NNLY6QLYCB000


My apologies for the previous link being incorrect, for some reason it got cut during insertion into the blog post.





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Potential Threat to Green Belt, Colwick Woods LNR.

NewsPosted by Tim Tue, May 05, 2015 17:45:47
Potential threat to Green Belt, Colwick Woods local nature reserve and public access. A planning application has been submitted by Nottingham Academy for a year 7 base building and associated works and car park following the demolition of the existing Greenwood Tree public house, Greenwood Road. We are considering the impact to the nature reserve ! Anyone wishing to pass their own comments / join in with our response or would simply like to be kept informed then please send us your contact email or other contact details. The twenty eight documents which include the proposed site plans can be found at link provided here. http://publicaccess.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/…/applicationDeta… Please send your comments or your contact details to....... focwpatholland@hotmail.co.uk Thank you.

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View from The East project

NewsPosted by liz Mon, March 02, 2015 16:40:46
Ordinary Culture project View from the East wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Today, Ordinary Culture has received £25,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, View from the East in Colwick Woods, Nottingham. Delivered by Ordinary Culture in partnership with the Friends of Colwick Woods and Nottingham City Council, the project focuses on the fascinating heritage of the woods.

Mentioned in the Domesday Book and originally part of the Colwick Hall Estate, Colwick Woods is an urban green space steeped in history, which has, until now, gone largely unexplored. Through extensive research, community visits to archives and museum collections, the gathering of oral histories, on-site talks and workshops with local experts and an exciting programme of learning activities for families and young people, View from the East will offer new and dynamic ways for the local community to engage with the heritage of Colwick Woods. The project will provide training in conservation and gathering oral histories for members of local community groups and will deliver enhanced on-site interpretation, providing historical information for visitors to the woods.

Ordinary Culture is a Nottingham based organisation, which works with local community groups to deliver heritage and arts projects in settings where cultural and environmental heritage is under-investigated. Commenting on the award, Ordinary Culture co-director Aaron Juneau said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and are confident that the project will encourage more people to visit Colwick Woods and to engage with this rich area of local history.”



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Facebook

NewsPosted by Tim Tue, February 03, 2015 13:50:11
We now have a page on FaceBook so please look us up and "Like" to follow.
This is a great way of keeping track of what news, events, work group activity will be happening though out the year, it will also give members a quick and direct route of communications with each other and the organizers of such event's. We're always looking for volunteers to help with things so if your presently a member, or a prospective member then keep an eye on facebook and join in. Here's a quick link to our page.........



https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-Of-Colwick-Woods/1516802291920496




Tim....

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Wanted - Help needed

NewsPosted by liz Sun, August 31, 2014 16:34:31

WANTED!!

The Friends of Colwick Woods are seeking a TREASURER to maintain our accounts. The requirement is for basic book keeping skills using Microsoft Excel. We are not VAT registered and the cash flow is straightforward. For much of the year there is very little financial activity.

This post is vitally important to the Group and its continuing success. For an informal chat about the post please contact Richard Brown (Chair) on 9614340 or email Edmund Hopkins (Secretary) Edmund.hopkins@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

WANTED!!

The Friends of Colwick Woods are seeking a MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY to maintain our membership records and manage subscription renewals, which number around 200 spread across the year. The requirement is for record keeping using Microsoft Excel and the use of email or telephone to contact subscribers. Subscriptions are collected and passed to the treasurer or paid directly into the bank.

This post is vitally important to the Group and its continuing success. For an informal chat about the post please contact Richard Brown (Chair) on 9614340 or pop in to see Angela Hornsby at Angela’s Creations Hairdressers (154 Greenwood Road).



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Footpath repairs at Colwick Woods

NewsPosted by liz Fri, November 22, 2013 10:37:20
John Lee, the City Council Rights of Way Officer, has arranged some minor repairs to the footpath network on the woods, following discussion with the Friends of Colwick Woods committee. Thanks to John for his prompt and helpful response. The contractor will be seen on the woods over the next few weeks.

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