Friends of Thetford Forest Logo

Friends of Thetford Forest is delighted to announce an award of £1107 from the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust to purchase equipment to help with conservation and archaeology tasks. Having applied for funding in August, it is only now that we can publicise our success.
The Postcode Neighbourhood Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery. Our grant came from money allocated to help voluntary groups in this year's challenging circumstances.

The latest FoTF Newsletter (Autumn/Winter 2020) is out now. The new look newsletter can be viewed here.

Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) Conservation Group Report 2018

Annual Report (2018)

Once again FoTF Conservation completed 12 events in 2018 completing many varied tasks throughout the year. The year started with the team once again returning to Cranwich to assist the Toadwatch team with the errection of the Toad Fence. Such was the task the team also returned in February to extend to the fence. A rather cold and snowy March saw the team visit High Lodge for a Birch Coppicing event.

FoTF Conservation Group at Work at Cranwich installing the Toad Fence (January 2018)

A thankfully warmer April saw the team visit the Horseshoe pit to improve the habitat for wildlife, May saw the team visit Mildenhall Warren Lodge and Mildenhall Mugwort pits ready for the Open Day. June saw the team return to the Goshawk Trail at Mayday to undertake work around the Goshawk Trail.

Rex Graham Reserve was the location for the July event, before two events at Hockham Hill & Holes in August and September to clear Gorse and perform a controlled burn of the cleared material.

As the year drew to a close the team concluded the year with events at Lynford Water clearing scrub from aroud the waters edge for the October and November events and the team rounded the year off with the traditional event at Santon Downham Workshops in December where in between Christmas treats the team started construction on Mink Rafts.