COULD you spare a couple of hours a week to help look after an ancient woodland?
That’s all it would take to keep up the good work of the Friends of Dean Wood (FODW), a group of volunteers who look after Dean Wood which lies between Netherton and Crosland Moor.
The group has already done much. It’s improved footpaths, built ponds and installed bird and bat boxes but, as with many volunteer groups, an ageing membership means that work is now under threat.
Some of those who started the group are now in their 80s and unable to do some of the more physical work.
But if you fancy helping to maintain one of our local woodlands and help preserve it for future generations, here’s your chance.
A couple of hours on a Saturday morning, good company, a job or two well done and a few extra calories burned off. What’s not to like?