Our Annual Plant Sale 2019 Thank you Tarvin!!
On Saturday, May 11th our annual plant sale took place at Tarvin Methodist Church. Tables groaning with plants were greeted by a sunny morning, a breeze and plenty of customers who rapidly emptied them. The high quality plants and hanging baskets had been prepared by members of the Trust, who should be justly proud of their efforts. Inside the building were bacon sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks supplied by the Church.
This event has become a significant annual event in Tarvin and receives massive support. The Trust raised over £1,300 that will be used to maintain and develop the well used and much loved woodland. The Church raised about £300 from the catering and the Trust thanks them for hosting the event.
Coffee morning: On Saturday, October 20th we had our annual coffee morning and raffle at Tarvin Methodist Church. A good time was had by all and we raised a little under £450.
Apple Pressing: What a wonderful day it was! No rain this year and dozens of people came along to press apples, drink juice and enjoy refreshments. The children had a great time at the craft stall. See the pictures.
Green Flag: The Woodland has won its 9th Green Flag (Community). With only 2 other similar awards in Cheshire, this reflects on the whole village. In the 10 years since the Charitable Trust took over from the Parish Council we have been able to expand funding sources, take ownership of the land for the village, oversee an expansion to Austin’s Hill and most importantly involve the community to create a winner of National Awards. Thank you, Tarvin. Click for the full story
School Wildlife Award: At the end of term, with the heatwave continuing, the whole of Tarvin Primary School assembled in the woodland for the annual presentation of the Jim Grogan Countryside and Wildlife Award. In 2018 the winner was Oliver Bebbington of year 6, who was surprised and pleased to received his certificate, plaque and book token. Click for the full story.
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.