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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 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* Cancelled 09:00 13:00 TBC *Cancelled*
16th August 2020* Cancelled 09:00 13:00 TBC *Cancelled*
20th September 2020* Cancelled 09:00 13:00 TBC *Cancelled*
18th October 2020* Cancelled 09:00 13:00 TBC *Cancelled*
15th November 2020* Cancelled 09:00 13:00 TBC *Cancelled*
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