|In case you’ve not already heard, here is some good news to brighten up what have been largely dreary days so far this year. Although a delay in completing the legal niceties meant that we were unable to become owners of a further portion of Brineddin Wood by the end of 2019, on Monday 20th January 2020, the Redlake Valley Community Benefit Society officially became owners of “Henry’s Quillet”, in Brineddin wood, Chapel Lawn, extending its overall holding to more than seven acres. Many shareholders – old and new – and other kind donors helped us with contributions towards the purchase, and we are truly grateful for that (although fundraising continues as an anonymous donor has helped us with a no-interest loan to achieve the full purchase price). It’s now our pleasure to invite you to visit the new piece of woodland at any time – the larger plot shown on the plan below, immediately to the left of our original quillet. Just park in the village hall car park at Chapel Lawn and take the public footpath across the fields to The Pentre where you meet the path that leads along the lower edge of the wood. |
Of course, we continue to welcome new shareholders and board members to help us plan the management of our wood and develop ideas. In particular, as our current Society Secretary is stepping down this year after seven years, we would welcome expressions of interest from anyone who might be interested in taking on this or other stimulating roles with a friendly group of people! Please contact me or another Board member to find out more. You would be made most welcome!
Chairman, Redlake Valley Community Benefit Society.