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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.

Join Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF)

A shot of FoTF volunteers installing a bench on the all ability trail

Membership gives you:

Join Friends to:

  • Support Thetford Forest - its wildlife, archaeology and recreation
  • Take part in special events - with experts from the Forestry Commission
  • Volunteer and learn new skills
  • Help protect all our forests for future generations.

Annual Membership is £10.00 per household or free if you buy a Discovery Pass for High Lodge Centre and tick the Friends of Thetford Forest box on the application form.

The Corporate Membership Scheme enables local Businesses to support the work of Friends to improve access, understanding and enjoyment of Thetford Forest.

For £300 a year, Corporate Members benefit from:

  • Tickets to the High Lodge Summer Concerts
  • Site Entry Passes to High Lodge Centre
  • Special Events
  • Publicity

Current Corporate Members can be viewed on the Corporate Membership

For more about Friends, please look at this website or email info@fotf.org.uk

You can join FoTF by emailing membership@fotf.org.uk, or using our Join Us web form.

Remember you can join by ticking the FoTF membership box when you buy a Discovery Pass (site entry) at High Lodge Centre and getting FoTF membership FREE as part of your Discovery Pass purchase.