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Site last updated: 2.12.2017

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

Local Community FundGreat News  Users of Tarvin’s Co-op store have been contributing to the Local Community Fund scheme that supports local charities.

The net result has been a donation of 1,875.22 to our Community Woodland.  This money will help to develop some specific  improvement projects.

                                  THANK YOU TARVIN


New Signs: On Saturday November 18th 2017, new information boards were unveiled by Gaynor Heath from the George Heath Foundation.  They tell the past, present and future of our wonderful woodland.  A group of Trustees, together with local designer, Becky Hayes spent many hours gathering information and material to tell the story.  A significant donation from the Foundation is much appreciated.

 Click for more information and photos.


Coffee Morning 2017  On Saturday morning, October 21st, members of the community turned out for our annual autumn fund-raising event held at Tarvin Methodist Church.  Funds were raised from teas, coffees and donated cakes as well as a raffle and individual donations.  Altogether, the Trust raised over 450.  Many thanks to all those who turned up, who were also able to talk to the Trustees and see photos of the woodland throughout 2017.

Apple Pressing Day 2017  On Saturday, October 7th, many villagers and visitors enjoyed the 3rd Apple Pressing Day.  Large quantities of apples were cut up, crushed and pressed to produce a variety of different coloured and flavoured juices.  They could be accompanied by burgers, sausage rolls and hot drinks.  Thanks are due to all the volunteers who spent many hours organising, setting up and clearing away afterwards.  Click for some photos of the event. Click for Wildlife Watch pics.

Welcome:  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. 
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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: 22.11.2017

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