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When you go down to the woods today...

Emma Robinson23rd January 2008

What are you doing on Saturday 9 February?

Three Rivers District Council and the Countryside Management Service (CMS) are preparing a new management plan for Carpenters Wood in Chorleywood.  On Saturday 9 February residents will be encouraged to come down and have their say, whilst enjoying a traditional woodland management demonstration with a heavy working horse.

To promote environmentally friendly methods of managing Carpenters Wood, Silent, a beautiful Clydesdale horse, will be extracting timber from the woodland. The Chiltern Woodland Project will be on hand to talk about the archaeology of the wood and the CMS will also have an information stall.  As well as being introduced to Silent, children will be able to enjoy a treasure hunt trail through the woodland.

Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Councillor Martin Trevett, said:

"This day is very important to the future of Carpenters Wood, as it offers residents the chance to make sure their opinions on the management of the woodland are heard.  It promises to be an enjoyable day too, with the opportunity to watch Silent doing his bit to extract timber and information stalls to peruse.  Don't miss the chance to come down and have your say."

Residents can access the wood via the footpath off Whitelands Avenue, or follow the footpath off Farm Road, Chorleywood.  The event will run from 10.00am - 3.00pm.  For more information residents can call 01727 848168