Please Support Crediton Community Woodland

Crediton Community Woodlands group has been recently set up with the following objectives:

  • To create and develop woodlands for the benefit of present and future communities in Crediton and District
  • To reduce risk of flooding in Crediton and District and to minimise run-off from local fields.
  • To plant and maintain woodlands close to existing wildlife-rich areas such as ancient woods/existing trees
  • To provide leisure and education opportunities for children and adults.
  • To create a more attractive and resilient landscape close to Crediton.
  • To revive and develop remaining orchards and orchard fragments and to advise local people on best practice in care and conservation of fruiting and other trees.
  • To develop and sustain employment for local people in occupations such as Arboriculture, Forestry, Wildlife Management and Visitor Attraction.
  • To provide ongoing training/retraining, in particular for young adults and early retirees in the Crediton area.

In order to get grant funding to buy or lease suitable land, the group are setting up as a charitable organisation and are seeking wide support in and around Crediton for their objectives.

Please can you do one or all of the following:

  1. Like their Facebook Page
  2. Follow them on Twitter @creditonwoods
  3. Sign their online petition

The Group are currently campaigning against a new small business development on the flood plain in Fordton.

Contact the group Secretary Rob Nicholls for more details.