We are offering local community groups, schools and businesses the opportunity to take part in a Woodland Creation Experience Day on Thursday 3 November 2022 as part of our ambitious Bolsover Community Woodlands project.
As part of the project, we plan to provide high quality accessible woodland, orchards and tree pasture within easy travelling distance of all the towns and villages in the District - which will contribute to our overall target of one-million new trees.
The project, in partnership with the Welbeck Estate, Bolsover Woodland Enterprise and DSA Landscape Design, is being funded principally by the Woodland Trust and aims to see 23,500 trees planted over a three-year period principally on a 25-hectare site provided by The Welbeck Estate.
The Woodland Creation Experience days are part of a package of community events aimed to help people reconnect with nature and enhance their mental and physical health.
Attendees will enjoy a beautiful location and make a valuable and rewarding contribution to carbon capture and local nature recovery.
They will also learn about the overall plan for the site and be part of the legacy we are aiming to create. Groups will leave energised, fulfilled and reconnected to each other and our historic landscape.
Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Duncan McGregor said, “We would like to encourage as many individuals, groups and businesses to come and take part and help us create this lasting legacy that will not only provide a great habitat for wildlife to flourish but help us combat climate change as well.
“We know many of our residents travel to nearby towns, such as Worksop, Sheffield, Mansfield and Chesterfield, for work and leisure, so we would also encourage local businesses in these towns to support the project under the umbrella of their corporate responsibility objectives and environmental and social governance targets.”
The Woodland Creation Experience day is also ideal for staff well-being programmes. The site offers plentiful fresh air; exhilarating views; developing wild scrub land and wildlife such as partridge, hare and sky lark, all set amongst last year’s young saplings and some neighbouring, closed canopy, establishing young woodlands.