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We have been asked by High Lodge Centre to tell our members that due to the capacity restrictions in force in site, it is best to avoid arriving between 10:30 and 14:00 at weekends as it has been necessary to shut the gates due to the maximum number of cars on site on a number of occasions.

This has led to unacceptable parking on the road outside and as a result the Police have attended and offence tickets issued.

The situation is monitored constantly and it is hoped that capacity will gradually be increased, as other venues also open and the visitor load is spread more evenly.

Up to date info can be found at all times on the FE High Lodge website and their Facebook pages.

We hope you understand these capacity rules are for safety reasons in these challenging times, and obviously we want both visitors and staff to stay safe whilst on site.

Thank you

Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) Conservation Group Schedule

The Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) Conservation Group is one of the volunteer groups run by FoTF. FoTF Conservation undertake various conservation tasks during scheduled events. Previous tasks are varied and have included scrub clearance in and around the Goshawk Trail at Mayday Farm, clearing around the various ponds at High Lodge, construction and placement of bird and bat boxes in and around High Lodge, as well as the construction of Tern Rafts for placement in Lynford Arboretum lake and many other tasks.

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

The group meet at 09:00, and generally finish at 13:00, every 3rd Sunday in a month, and the meeting point depends on the location of the work being undertaken, but a mail is sent out the week prior to the meeting to confirm the details of the date, time, and starting point.

Participation is free for FoTF members and we welcome non members. However, due to insurance requirements, we have to insist the volunteers are members, though you can join us for just one day at £1.00 to try us out. The £1.00 will be deducted from the full membership if you decide to join us fully. If you are under 16, you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tools and safety gear are provided, and we ask that all attendees follow the instructions given at the Health and Safety briefing before starting. Refreshments are also provided to keep the energy level up!

2020 FoTF Conservation Group Schedule

Date Event Start Time Event End Time Location Event Details
16th January 2020 09:00 13:00 Cranwich Woods, Hockham Woods, Cranwich, Mundford, Suffolk, IP26 5JL Errection of the Toad Fence
16th February 2020* Cancelled 09:00 13:00 Goshawk Trail, Mayday, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0SS *Cancelled*
15th March 2020 09:00 13:00 Quakers Walk, Mildenhall Woods, Mildenhall, Suffolk, TL 72773 75005 Habitat Preservation
19th April 2020* Cancelled 09:00 13:00 Santon Downham Workshops, Forestry Commission East England Office, Santon Downham, Suffolk, IP27 0TJ *Cancelled*
17th May 2020* Cancelled 09:00 13:00 Mildenhall Warren Lodge, Mildenhall Woods, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 6AH *Cancelled*
21st June 2020* Cancelled 09:00 13:00 TBC *Cancelled*
19th July 2020 09:00 13:00 TBC TBC
16th August 2020 09:00 13:00 TBC TBC
20th September 2020 09:00 13:00 TBC TBC
18th October 2020 09:00 13:00 TBC TBC
15th November 2020 09:00 13:00 TBC TBC
20th December 2020 09:00 13:00 TBC TBC
Please note events are subject to change

To register your interest in attending a event please email the secretary conservation@fotf.org.uk