About the group
The group was formed in 2007 by a number of volunteers, to work in partnership with the Land Owner, Natural England and Forest Heath District Council. A strict management plan has been set out to ensure the preservation of the heath and the community’s enjoyment.
All people concerned with the protection of the environment for future generations are invited to join the group.
You could get involved in regular practical outdoor work on the heath:
- maintaining paths
- clearing scrub
- creating flower-rich grassland
- managing woodland
- keeping the site clear of litter
There is a benefit for both the environment and volunteers, and training will be available to cover all activities and health and safety needs. The group’s activities are also social occasions and an opportunity to share knowledge about the local area and environment.
The skills available from training, such as Machinery and First Aid, are also beneficial in everyday life.
If you wish to get involved in less energetic activities, the conservation group committee would always welcome assistance with accounts, fundraising and the promotion of activities within the community.
It is essential to have regular work parties to keep on top of the management of the heath.
The Red Lodge Conservation Group meet on the first Saturday of each month at the Millennium Centre (see map). We start at 9am and usually finish about 11.30am.
Individual members also carry out work on an ad hoc basis when there is a pressing need.
Further information on the next work day you can contact Forest Heath District Council on 01638 719000.