A NEW community project is looking for volunteers to help improve woodland in Wyesham.

The Wyesham Community Woodland Project aims to improve the woods bordered by Wyesham Road, Ridgeway, Claypatch Road and Wyesham Avenue so they can be used for recreation, to improve the community’s mental and physical health.

A working group will meet on the first Sunday of every month commencing on 2nd April from 10am onwards. The group will meet at the Wyesham Scout Hut on Wyesham avenue, and all ages and abilities are welcome.

Robert Price Builder’s Merchants have recently donated two seven foot wooden poles to the project so that a notice board can be put up in the woods to spread the word about what’s going on.

Richard Garner, who runs the Community Project with the help of a keen group of Wyesham volunteers said “We are really grateful to Robert Price for their donation.

“There’s lots to do in the woodland and we were really pleased to see so many people at our first working day last month.

“But we’d love more people to get involved so whether you can give one hour or three hours, whether your five or 85 please come along on 4th April and join us.

“The first job will be to put up the notice board.”

Mark Amphlett, branch manager of Robert Price Monmouth said: “We are delighted to support the woodland regeneration scheme in Wyesham as it’s a great project and we as a company think its very important to support our local communities.” 

Catherine Fookes, Labour county council candidate for Wyesham said: “There’s a great community spirit in Wyesham and that was very much in evidence at the working day recently when we dug out unwanted tree stumps and litter picked as the community really want to improve the woodland for everyone.”

For more information visit the project website at www.wyeshamcommunitywoodland.wordpress.com or on the project’s Facebook group.