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.
The Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) can be contacted through:
To volunteer on, or to request more information about, any of the FoTF volunteering opportunities please email email@example.com
To contact the webmaster about the content of the Friends of Thetford Forest website or an error then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "FoTF Website" in the subject box.
Friends of Thetford Forest on Facebook
You can also follow the FoTF on Facebook. On the FoTF Facebook page details are posted of FoTF Conservation events and following a conservation event, photos of the event. FoTF Lynford Arboretum events, and other general FoTF events are also posted on the FoTF Facebook
Other relevants posts, such as the publication of a FoTF newsletter or campaign updates are also posted.
You can also follow the FoTF on Twitter using the Twitter handle @fotf_uk. The @fotf_uk Twitter stream posts tweets about important FoTF news and events and also informs you of other related, relevant, tweets.