Give up some time for the Corby Woodland Project

Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 14:15

Corby Borough Council is calling on those with a passion for Corby’s woodlands to join their team of volunteers.

The Woodland Project is looking for positive, friendly people to help support a range of activities. If you are 16 years old or over and are interested in supporting your local woodlands and green spaces then we would love to hear from you! 

Corby is home to several Friends Of Groups who give up their time to help clean and preserve the borough’s beautiful woodlands and green spaces. There is no such thing as too many helping hands in this area of work, which is why we are looking for more people to join the following groups:

- Friends of Coronations Park

- Friends of West Glebe

- Friends of Hazel and Thoroughsale

- Friends of Kingswood Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

- Friends of East Carlton Park

Volunteers for Friends Of groups will be expected to undertake conservation activities within their chosen areas, including litter picking, pruning back pathways and coppicing during the winter months.

The Friends Of groups meet regularly on dates and times which can be found by using the following link:

https://www.corby.gov.uk/sites/default/files/FOG%20booklet%202018.pdf

Perhaps you enjoy retail and would like to support Foxy’s Woodland Shop situated at East Carlton Country Park. No experience is needed as full customer service training will be given in order for the volunteer to gain confidence in working for the shop. Duties will include opening and closing the shop, along with cash handling duties should they feel comfortable in doing so, and of course, presenting every customer with a smile will be required! A range of days and hours are available, especially at weekends and those interested must be able to get to and from East Carlton Park.

For further information, or to enquire about an application please contact Corby Borough Council’s Woodland Manager, Rebecca Jenkins on 01536 464019.

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said:

“The Corby Woodland Project already has an array of extremely helpful volunteers and we are always looking to add to the team and ensure we are able to continue to keep the woodlands presentable and safe for visitors and also keep the Foxy Woodland Shop up and running. We simply would not be able to provide these services without the generous people of Corby who give up their time to help.

“There are of course lots of benefits to being a volunteer, especially within the great outdoors. Why not improve your mental and physical health by spending time in the fresh air, add to your social circle with like minded people who care about Corby’s beautiful woodland and green spaces, and gain qualifications in areas from customer service to first aid? If you have some spare time and would like to get involved, please do get in touch.”

More Information: 

For press enquries please contact: Megan Gourlay, Corby Borough Council
Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07568 590 324
Email megan.gourlay@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018 02:14:33 PM
Review date: Tuesday 27th October 2020 02:13:30 PM