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Lower Beauvale Community Woodland

With the help of the Greenwood team, we hope to install a new Community Woodland in Lower Beauvale

Published: September 19, 2023

Lower Beauvale Recreation Ground is a valuable green space on the western border of Greasley which many people do not know exists.

Sadly this area is often water-logged and underused, although Greasley Parish Council would like to change this. With the help of the Greenwood Community Forest Initiative, we would like to turn the existing area of long grass into a community woodland.

The proposed woodland would incorporate a variety of trees including native species, providing homes for wildlife and improving soil, water, and air quality. A winding path will provide ample opportunity to explore the woodland and enjoy being surrounded by plants and wildlife.

The Greenwood Community Forest Initiative and 12 other Community Forests across England aim to plant a total reaching over 6000 hectares of “climate combatting” woodland in the next four years. When fully mature, these trees will eventually store over 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of over 45,000 trans-Atlantic flights. The project will also reduce flood risk, provide more places for nature to thrive, and increase local access to woodland.

If plans go well, Greasley Parish Council hopes to offer a number of tree-planting events, offering local school children and members of the public the chance to leave a lasting legacy in their area.

We are now asking for the opinions of our residents on this proposal, and welcome any feedback you may have regarding the Community Woodland plan. Please send your thoughts to us via email on Clerk@greasley.org, or by post using the address below;

The Parish Office,

Greasley Sports and Community

Centre,

Dovecote Road,

Newthorpe,

NG16 3QN.

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