It's time for the Woodland newsletter again

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Twice a year, woodland Trustees can be found pounding the pavements of Tarvin, delivering a copy of the Tarvin Community Woodland Trust newsletter to every household in the wider Tarvin area. We are aware that not everyone sees a copy of the "Grapevine" Parish Magazine, nor the "Fountain" magazine of Tarvin Methodist Church, nor yet TarvinOnline(!) — and so the newsletter is the way that we can ensure that everyone in the community can be kept up to date with all of the happenings in, what is effectively, their very own woodland.

This edition includes articles on our acquisition of the ownership of the woodland from Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, the setting up of a charitable company limited by guarantee, some details of work recently undertaken, the woodland flowers and wildlife and advance notice of a family apple-pressing day we hope to run in the woodland in early October. In his Chairman's letter, Stuart Exell invites any of the Tarvin community, whether established or new, to join with and help the Community Woodland Trust in any appropriate capacity. "Please consider an exploratory meeting with me or any other Trustee, without any prior commitment, to consider what could be involved in terms of knowledge, skills and time. For example, most volunteers join in work for two or three hours a week, when they can, without obligation. We all find it satisfying, fun and have made new friends."

Contained within the newsletter is a flyer setting out the expected progress with the building work at Tarvin Primary School and revealing that, as a result, there will be some additional places available for the start of Autumn Term 2015.

The newsletter also advertises a joint event between the Trust and Tarvin Methodist Church — the Annual Plant Sale, which will be held on Saturday 9th May 2015 between 10am and noon. On the front of the Chapel on High Street, the Woodland will be selling a wide variety of plants at very modest prices, while indoors, the Church will be offering tea, coffee, cakes and JD's famous bacon butties. Woodland Trustees will be on hand to talk about what is happening in the woodland and to answer any questions you might have. If past experience can be relied on, it will be a very busy and highly popular morning! Do join us if you can.

If you have NOT received your copy of this edition of the newsletter, phone Tarvin (01829) 741172. We'll get a copy to you as soon as we are able.