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

Green Flag no 10 - Time to celebrate, Tarvin.

Ten years ago, Jim Grogan discovered that there is an award Champagne bottle with corkfor well-run community woodlands and he thought it would be a good idea if our woodland champagneapplied.  He was successful and we have been successful every year since then.  This is an award that the whole community should be proud of and share.  The Woodland has been funded by the community via the Annual Plant Sale, the Parish Council and the CWaC councillors as well as by other hard won grants.  It has been managed image003and maintained by a dedicated band of Trustees and Volunteers led by Stuart Exell, who took over after Jim’s death.  Most importantly it has been, and continues to be, used by the Community - old, young, the School and increasingly by visitors from the surrounding area who have heard of its reputation.  It has become a much-loved village asset that helps people to keep active, enjoy and learn about wild life and have social contact.    Jim would be proud.             

New Noticeboard    At the village fete in June, the new noticeboard for the Saxon Heath area was on show with Tony Gibbs, who’s made it.  On July 11th it was erected by a team of our volunteers in the new woodland and here it is.

Our Annual Plant Sale 2019                                  Thank you Tarvin!!
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P1090931On 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.

The scheme to by-pass the village of Tarvin included screenedGatepost_sign 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. 
[click to email us] 

We use local suppliers like Darts Chester for sweatshirts, Easylife for tools and equipment,  Cestrian Signs for signage and Turner Groundscare for mowers.

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: 16.7.2019

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