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By Friends of Oxleas Woodlands, Nov 30 2017 02:24PM

Denise P - could you contact us again. The email we have for you doesn't seem to be correct.

By Friends of Oxleas Woodlands, Nov 30 2017 12:09PM

The Woodland Trust have an important campaign under way to try and pursuade the Government to bring in protection for Ancient Woodland, which is under serious threat. As you will know, this also applies to Oxleas Woodland, which Natural England have signalled as being under Serious Threat.


You can sign the Woodland Trust petition and find out more here...:


https://campaigns.woodlandtrust.org.uk/page/13641/action/1?_ga=2.161911612.1454014730.1512041671-1266976224.1512041671

By Friends of Oxleas Woodlands, Nov 19 2017 04:45PM

Now that autumn is fading to winter, the leaf cover is disappearing - and as it does the amount of old litter lying in the woods is becoming evident. The Council litter-picers do a great job, but if you explore deeper into the woods you soon come across old heaps of beer cans, plastic bottles and other material which is inorganic and will therefore not decay.


This week a small party of us began clearing older litter from Castle Wood and Oxleas Woods. We collected significant amounts of litter from the Welling End of Oxleas and the woods adjacent to the car park near the Oxleas Cafe.


There is also organic material - e.g. a large heap of flyers from Pizza Gogo in Welling, which obviously didn't make it through people's letter boxes. More worryingly, commercial material appears to have been fly-tipped in the woodland edge along Welling Way.

Pizza Gogo flyers in Oxleas Wood.
Pizza Gogo flyers in Oxleas Wood.
Picking litter in Jack Wood
Picking litter in Jack Wood

By Friends of Oxleas Woodlands, Nov 19 2017 04:33PM

The threat of fire - obviously much more serious in the summer months, when a fire can very easily get out of hand. However, on Saturday night, someone lit a fire in Castle Wood and had an impromptu party. This morning, part from the still smouldering remains of the fire, they left vodka and brandy bottles, beer cans and other debris.

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