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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 (FoTF) Conservation Group Photos - March 2020

After a forced break in February due to Storm Ciara Friends of Thetford Forest Conservation Group were keen to once again resume their work. For March Friends of Thetford Forest Conservation Group returned to a location referred to as Quakers Walk in Mildenhall Woods which they last visited in 2017. On site the team performed habitat improvement by removing small broom plants and raking moss plants to ensure a rare Breckland plant to flourish.

Previous Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) Conservation Group event photos are also uploaded to the Friends of Thetford Facebook page.