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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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Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in Events & Activities, News | 0 comments

Bramble clearance at East Hills Wood – All Welcome

On 24th and 25th November, the Friends of the Tud Valley (FOTV) will be joining forces with South Norfolk District Council and the Norwich Fringe Project to begin some much-needed bramble-clearance work in East Hills Wood in Costessey, the primary aim of this work being to re-expose the beautiful bluebell glades that are endangered by encroaching brambles.  The working parties will be running from 10.00 till 15.30, and we shall meet at 10.00 in the car park on Longwater Lane (opposite Pym’s the estate agent).  All are welcome, even if only for an hour or two.  Come and “get physical” and hopefully make some new friends! For more details, please contact Pauline Williamson, p_m_williamson@hotmail.com, or Helen Sibley on 01508 533913...

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Farmland Road, Costessey, proposed housing development

The Friends of the Tud Valley have submitted the following objection to South Norfolk Council with regards to application: 2016/2430 – Outline application with access and Landscaping (all other matters reserved) for 83 dwellings (including 27 affordable dwellings) with areas of public open space, sustainable drainage systems and associated infrastructure. Objection document: application-2016-2430-farmland-road The planning application details can be found on South Norfolk Council’s website here. Please feel free to refer to our comments if you share our...

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