A woodland area in Ramsgate has been given Village Green Status. This means Montefiore Woodland is now protected against potential future development and will remain a green open space and woodland for local residents.
Councillors Michelle Fenner and Alan Poole for Sir Moses Montefiore Ward are delighted with the outcome.
They had organised the land transfer from Thanet District Council to Ramsgate Town Council negotiated funding for its maintenance and were instrumental in setting up the Friends of Montefiore Woodland (FMW) in 2011.
The councillors supported and provided funding to FMW and requested Ramsgate Town Council apply for Village Green status.
A statement from Councillors Michelle Fenner and Alan Poole thanked the Montefiore Action Project for donating their funds to FMW.
It added “We recognised the importance of this piece of woodland for Ramsgate and throughout the last few years we have delivered on protecting Montefiore Wood as a community asset for all to enjoy. We urge the public to look after it and help the Friends of Montefiore Woodland in any way they can.”
Future events include a work party collecting litter, chipping wood, removing ground ivy and clearing the area on Friday 11th April at 10am. There is a FMW committee meeting on Thursday 24th April at 7pm at Montefiore Medical Centre.
For more information visit www.montefiorewoodland.org.uk