Archive for October, 2014

November 2014 Newsletter | 31st Oct, 2014

Nov NL 2014Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness . . . time for the SWOG November newsletter.

Just in time for Halloween, Rich demonstrates how to make a simple bat box, while Kerry Caldock describes her first year as a woodland owner. We also have important news about the next round of RDP grants, which are open to woodlands of all sizes.

Rural Development Grants | 31st Oct, 2014

AFSThe new Rural Development Programme opens in 2015 which will include a scheme to improve Farming and Forestry Productivity.

This package will probably include support for:

  • Timber harvesting, extraction and primary processing equipment (woodfuel and timber)
  • Storage to dry woodfuel
  • Venison processing
  • Training
  • Business support
  • Co-operation, collaboration and advisory services

Forestry Commission England have teamed up with businesses across England to show how previous European Union funding has enabled them to grow and improve their efficiency. The events will give attendees the chance to speak to those who have been through the funding process. A Forestry Commission officer will also be available to answer your questions. Events will take place between September 2014 and January 2015.

As there will be limited capacity, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to register your interest. To register: Please call Amy or Jude at Lantern on 07502 985921 or email them at events@lantern.uk.com. For more information see the Lantern website.

Essex Wednesday 5th Nov 2014
Only a few places left!
Moat Wood, Stisted, Nr Braintree.

West Sussex Friday 7th November 2014
Balcombe Estate, Stonehall, Balcombe, Haywards Heath.

Buckinghamshire Tuesday 18th November 2014
HG Matthews, Chesham Brickworks, Bellingdon, Chesham.

Cambridgeshire Friday 21st November 2014
Chopsticks, New Gant Farm, Swaffham Prior.

North Yorkshire Wednesday 26th November 2014
Farmoor Forest Services, Swithinthwaite, North Yorks.

Hampshire Thursday 27th November 2014
Brockwood Park Farm, Bramdean, Alresford, Hampshire.

Gloucestershire Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Guiting Manor Farms, Nr Cheltenham.

Dorset Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Travellers Rest Farm, Durweston, Blandford Forum.

Cheshire Friday 5th December 2014
Anderton Boat Lift, Lift Lane, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW.

Exmoor Thursday 18th December 2014
Kitchen Wood, North Molton Estate, Exmoor.

Cumbria Wednesday 21st January 2015
The Yard, Halecat Estate, Witherslack.

Habitat for Bats | 28th Oct, 2014

IMAG0585Here’s a quick and easy project, ideal for kids wondering what to do with themselves at half term and ideal for bats who will no doubt appreciate their efforts!

Read more …

October 2014 Newsletter | 03rd Oct, 2014

Oct coverAutumn is approaching and with it the season of serious work in the woods. The October newsletter features

  •    New tree identification app from the forestry Commission
  •    Reports from the APF show and Bentley Woodfair
  •    Managing your woodland for climate change
  •    Grown in Britain week 2014

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