It is with great pleasure we are able to announce the Hayscastle Community Woodland has been awarded the Green Flag Community Award from Keep Wales Tidy for the second year running.
This UK-wide award recognises high quality green spaces which are managed by voluntary and community groups. Judging is carried out on the following criteria – a welcoming place, healthy, safe and secure, well-maintained and clean, environmental sustainability, biodiversity and heritage, community involvement and achievement.
The Woodland was begun in 2007 thanks to an idea from Hayscastle Community Council who, after obtaining the lease and funding, invited the Environmental Society to oversee the creation and management of the site. Although we have much to thank these two organisations for, the award could not have been achieved without considerable sustained input from many individuals, organisations and businesses within the Hayscastle community, so everybody should feel justly proud.
The completion of the Community Centre in 2012 has complemented the Woodland which has seen increased usage as a result. If you wish to find out more about how to help maintain our Woodland for the future please see posts below, and pay a visit to the Environmental Society, who will be present at the Hayscastle Show on the 12th August.