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Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Events & Activities, News | 0 comments

A new Conservation Volunteer group for Costessey.

Costessey is uniquely fortunate to have such beautiful green spaces within its town boundaries, some dating back to Domesday times, and all accessible to the community. These include magnificent mixed woodland, including East Hills, Green Hills and Snakes Hills Woods, and other areas bordering the River Tud which flows through Costessey, linking the communities of New, Old and West Costessey. Such green spaces offer ample opportunities for recreational use for residents of all ages, from family picnics through to rambling and dog-walking, as well offering plentiful habitats for environmental study such as bird-watching. As voluntary Tree Warden for Costessey, I am attempting to develop yet another beneficial aspect of our open space – one that addresses not only the improvement of mental and physical health but will also help to reduce the social problem of loneliness amongst our community, particularly amongst our older residents. This is through the formation of a local volunteer workforce, the Friends of the Tud Valley (FOTV) Conservation Volunteers. Why do we need such a...

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Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in News, Photos | 0 comments

First clearance session at East Hills Wood

On 24th and 25th November 2016, the Friends of the Tud Valley (FOTV) Conservation Volunteers joined forces with South Norfolk District Council and the Norwich Fringe Project to begin some much-needed bramble clearance work in East Hills Wood, Longwater Lane, Costessey. Here’s a presentation on the progress put together by our Costessey Tree Warden, Pauline Williamson: East Hills Wood...

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