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The FoTF committee met virtually last week and focused on what we need to do to enable a safe return to volunteering. We've read the Forestry England guidance and also that produced by East District, but as an independent organisation, we are putting together our own risk assessments to mitigate the risks posed by Covid-19 and to safeguard you, our volunteers.
We are also updating the Volunteer Welfare Form. If you are intending to resume volunteering or would like to take part, we will require each one of you to complete and return this form, so that we have your current details.
The risk assessments and our safety guidelines will be shared with FE, as a matter of courtesy and because it is the forest land manager controlling permission. Once we have agreement, we can then email them to you, together with the welfare form.

We would very much like to begin volunteering again sometime in the autumn - with the walking trails' checking and the archaeological sites; monitoring, followed by a gradual return to safe-distancing groups for conservation tasks and at Lynford Arboretum. However this is dependent on FE's agreement and resources and the on-going Covid-19 situation.

Please be assured that we do not want anyone to return who does not think it is safe or appropriate for them to do so.

25 years of Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF)

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) which formed in 1995 (then as the Friends of Thetford Forest Park (FoTFP)). FoTF intended to mark this event with a number of events throughout the year. Sadly COVID-19 has, for now, disrupted plans to mark this milestone, FoTF hope to be able to mark this occasion later in the the year with members.

In the meantime the FoTF Spring/Summer 2020 newsletter was a special retrospective look back at 25 years of FoTF. The FoTF website contains an archive of FoTF projects, FoTF past events, FoTF newsletters , FoTF Conversation Group event photos and FoTF Volunteering, and Volunteering awards, from the FoTF archive.