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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.

Friends of Thetford Forest Events

Below are details of upcoming events that Friends of Thetford Forest have organised, or are involved in:

2020 marks the 25 year anniversarty of FoTF, having been founded in 1995. Sadly COVID-19 has impacted FoTF plans for a number of special events to mark the occassion. FoTF hope to be able to mark this occasion later in the the year with members.

Event Name Event Date Event Start Time Location
FoTF Conservation Group September*TBC 20th September 2020 09:00 TBC
FoTF Conservation Group October 18th October 2020 09:00 TBC
FoTF Conservation Group November 15th November 2020 09:00 TBC

Details of the events and photos are also uploaded to the Friends of Thetford Facebook page.

Friends of Thetford Forest Previous Events

To view details about previous FoTF events, and photos, please click here or use the relevant option from the "Events" menu

Friends of Thetford Forest Conservation Events

In addition to these events the two FoTF Volunteer Conservation teams also meet regualry: