Entries by Sue Smith

New bench in Clearing – Thank you, Dave!

Many thanks to Dave for his expertise and time erecting a new bench to replace the original he placed in the Clearing about 7 years ago. His benches have been much appreciated by the local community – especially this year with Covid 19 making this little green oasis even more important to many locals during […]

Setting our new Moth Trap during the Bat Walk 31st August 2018

Thanks to Cllr Michelle Fenner for funding the purchase of a Heath Bucket Moth Trap we were able to set the trap for our first time last evening, Friday 31st August, 2018 7:30pm – 9:15pm during our Bat Walk . As the Woodland has free access to the public, the trap was not left unattended, to […]


This year we celebrate 6 years since the formation of the Friends of Montefiore Woodland Group during which time considerable improvements can be seen thanks to the efforts of our volunteers. Each year we see plants looking stronger and more established in the improved environment.  We are already enjoying spring flowers – daffodils, primroses and […]

Friends of Woodland delighted with Wall following its sudden devastation!

The Friends of Montefiore Community Woodland are delighted with the recently restored boundary wall following its sudden devastation early hours one morning last spring, along with the street Light (recently replaced) Litter bin and Bus Stop Bench! The boundary wall (the “Hole in the Wall” entrance) adjacent to Paydens close to Montefiore Medical Centre along […]

Summer Events and Activities at Montefiore Woodland

Eight visitors enjoyed the first of our three Evening Bat Strolls planned for the local community this year. In hindsight, last month we met a bit early at 8:45pm, especially as the cloudy conditions seemed to lift and the light levels failed to darken until a lot later! While waiting within the woodland we were […]

Spring Report at Montefiore Woodland

We have been pleased to welcome new members of all ages this year, including an IB student from Dane Court Grammar School. These new members have been especially useful for the spreading of donated wood chippings along the footpaths (thanks must be expressed to Southern Services for the loads they have delivered to us) and […]

Friends of Montefiore Woodland – 2017 Annual Report from the Committee

This year we celebrate 5 years since the formation of the Friends of Montefiore Woodland Group. I am sure that everyone will agree that year on year the Woodland has shown considerable improvement thanks to the efforts of our volunteers. Work parties have focused on controlling invasive sycamore, brambles, ivy and Alexander.  This has allowed […]