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                logo designed by Barry Hillier, Trustee.                                                                                      we are Tarvin Community Woodland Trust Ltd.



Along with our Green Flag we have just heard that we were one of 15 places in the country (out of nearly 1,700) to win a 2016 Special Award for Innovation.  This is the second time that we have won one of these, probably a unique achievement.  It builds upon the first award that Jim Grogan claimed in 2010 for achieving the transfer of under-used public land to become the wonderful community-use woodland that exists today.  This second award is based on the work that the Trust has done since then working with Taylor Wimpey and the CWaC planners to develop what will become a further stretch of woodland when it matures.

In addition, the ownership of both woodland areas has been transferred to the Tarvin Community Woodland Trust, the not-for-profit charity that manages the woodland.  The community now owns a piece of woodland that forms a link in a walk from the A54 by-pass right through to Austins Hill on the way to Duddon and Tarporley.                                                                                     click to see more

Everyone in the community should be proud.

The scheme to by-pass the village of Tarvin included screened open space between the village and the new road to reduce the impact of the road on the existing community.  Over the last fifteen years, a major village asset has been created from that space.  The Tarvin community has given over 10,000 hours of voluntary effort resulting in an area of woodland that now contains several hundred newly planted oak and other native hardwood trees together with a growing selection of wild flowers, birds and small animals.  Its footpaths, informal tracks and adjacent bridleway are well used.  Come and enjoy our living legacy.  The government has published “Community-led spaces”, a guide for local authorities and community groups.  This woodland is used as a case study on page 28.   Click to download the booklet.

 In Britain we have one of the most crowded, modified landscapes in the world.  Pressure on land continues to damage and fragment habitats of our native trees and wildflowers.  The creation of Tarvin Community Woodland is a long term environmental scheme to provide an area that allows native flora and fauna to flourish.  Please protect and enjoy the countryside and preserve it for future generations to come.

Come and use the main footpath

click to see the gates (pdf Document)

or the informal grass tracks

Walks: A series of walks around Tarvin is now available for you to enjoy.  They vary from a walk around the central part of the village through medium walks of about 4 miles up to some of 10 miles, all with Tarvin as start and end point.  Click on the link to read about them and download details.

We are here as part of the community and do not have a monopoly of ideas so, if you can help or have ideas or suggestions then we want to know.  Alternatively, we may be able to help you based on our experiences. 
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We use local suppliers like Darts Chester for sweatshirts and Easylife for tools and equipment.

Donations.  If you’d like to help us then  click here. You could sponsor a bird box for 30.

Tarvin Civic Trust supports the Conservation Area in the Village Centre.   Click for more info.

Page last updated: 26.3.2017

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