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Wood allotments website set to be launched

01 October 2013

Following the success of the wood allotments pilot at Northwich Community Woodlands, Cheshire, The Mersey Forest will soon launch a new wood allotments website to help spread the word.


The scheme provides people with cheap, locally sourced renewable fuel, and also provides a valuable service by thinning the growing woodland to ensure its future health.


The new website, designed and developed by The Mersey Forest Team, will promote the wood allotments concept within The Mersey Forest. It points landowners and members of the public to useful information about the scheme.


It also includes a map of The Mersey Forest, which visitors to the website can use to find the wood allotment closest to them, or indicate where there is demand for a new site.

Landowners can also register their interest in providing a site for a wood allotment.


Nigel Blandford, Timber and Bioenergy at The Mersey Forest, said: "The wood allotments pilot in Cheshire has been a great success so we've decided to roll it out across The Mersey Forest.

"We see this website as the next step – enabling connections to be made between people that would like to sustainably cut their own fuel, and amenable landowners."

Your comments:

Keith Hackett 26/10/2013 05:58

Mike Edmondson
We've been looking at possibilities in this area too. Please could you contact me to talk - Thanks
Keith Hackett on 07969 497048

Mike Edmondson 21/10/2013 15:22

I am very interested in the idea of a wood allotment, especially if there is one in the St Helens/Knowsley area.

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