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Woodland Action Day

Our current priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in recent years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed!

Other tasks can also include:-

  • Wildflower meadow establishment
  • Habitat creation
  • Path mowing
  • Allotment HQ maintenance (including our tree nursery)
  • Fedge trimming
  • Litter picking

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath – click here for location – or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our current priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in recent years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed!

Other tasks can also include:-

  • Wildflower meadow establishment
  • Habitat creation
  • Path mowing
  • Allotment HQ maintenance (including our tree nursery)
  • Fedge trimming
  • Litter picking

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath – click here for location – or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our current priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in recent years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed!

Other tasks can also include:-

  • Wildflower meadow establishment
  • Habitat creation
  • Path mowing
  • Allotment HQ maintenance (including our tree nursery)
  • Fedge trimming
  • Litter picking

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath – click here for location – or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed!

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath – click here for location – or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


DVW Quiz

Quiz Night
Thurs 27 April 2017, 7:30pm, Lesters pub (Ramsgate Rd, Margate), £3 per person, teams of up to 6
Come along to our quiz night, held Thursday 27 April from 7:30pm, at Lesters pub in Margate, hosted by the one and only Horace Hotman. Teams of up to 6, with tickets costing £3 per person, with an option of hot meals from the pub, priced separately.
A great time was had by all at our last quiz in November, so please let us know if you want to reserve a table for your team via this link

Wildflower meadow sowing

**Alarm alert – the clocks go forward one hour on this day**

This month we will be sowing the seeds of a new wildflower meadow for Dane Valley. An area of the woods (click here) has been cleared in preparation. This project is funded by Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath – click here for location – or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather. This task is also weather dependent – check our Twitter and Facebook pages for the latest information.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed!

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath – click here for location – or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets! This month we will be helping trees originally planted in March 2014. On the completion of the task, free tea, coffee and biscuits are available to our hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods at the location circled on the map below – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets! This month we will be helping trees originally planted in March 2014.

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Quiz Night

Quiz Night
Thurs 10 November, 7:30pm, Lesters pub (Ramsgate Rd, Margate), £3 per person, teams of up to 6
Come along to our quiz night, held Thursday 10 November from 7:30pm, at Lesters pub in Margate, hosted by the one and only Horace Hotman. Teams of up to 6, with tickets costing £3 per person, with an option of hot meals from the pub, priced separately.
A great time was had by all at our last quiz in September, so please let us know if you want to reserve a table for your team via this link

Stargazing Night (rearranged from September)

Stargazing
The Night Sky and the Naked Eye
Thurs 3 November, 7:30pm, Dane Valley Woods, free!
Dane Valley Woods is hosting an exciting star gazing event on Thursday 3 November from 7:30pm, held at Dane Valley Woods, just follow the signs along the cycle path from the Dane Valley Rd / Kent Rd junction to find us. The event is being led by Monkton Stargazers (read more about them here: http://www.monkton-reserve.org/monkton-stargazers/). We will be having a tour of the night sky, finding out what we can see with the naked eye. The event is free to attend, we are simply asking for donations.
It is highly important that you check if the event is still running by 1pm on Thursday 3rd, as this event is highly weather dependent. 
Please let us know if you intend to come along, so we can get an idea of numbers.

Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

(Don’t forget the clocks go back the night before!)

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Stargazing Night

Stargazing
The Night Sky and the Naked Eye
Thurs 15th Sept, 7:30pm, Dane Valley Woods, free!
Dane Valey Woods is hosting an exciting star gazing event on Thursday 15th Sept. from 7:30pm, held at Dane Valley Woods, just follow the signs along the cycle path from the Dane Valley Rd / Kent Rd junction to find us. The event is being led by Monkton Stargazers (read more about them here: http://www.monkton-reserve.org/monkton-stargazers/). We will be having a tour of the night sky, finding out what we can see with the naked eye. The event is free to attend, we are simply asking for donations.
It is highly important that you check if the event is still running by 1pm on Thursday 15th, as this event is highly weather dependent. 
Please let us know if you intend to come along, so we can get an idea of numbers.
Star gazing event

Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


AGM 2016

Our Annual General Meeting is taking place on Monday 22 August, 6.30pm at 1st Margate (St Johns) Scout Hut, corner of Durban Rd / College Rd, Margate CT9 2SS. On the agenda is the following:

1) Purpose of AGM

2) Presentation by Kashmir Flint – “Exciting New Plans For The Woods”

3) Minutes of the last AGM (29 June 2015)

4) Chair’s Report (Steve Darling)

5) Treasurer’s Report (Michaela Flint)

6) Dane Valley Elders

The steering group has the discretion to nominate persons for this award, having been deemed to have made a significant contribution to the project.

7) Amendments to Constitution

8) Any Other Business

Requests to be received by the Chair or Secretary at least 7 days prior to the AGM.

9) Election of Steering Group

Nominations to be received by the Chair or Secretary at least 7 days prior to the AGM. At present, four people are on the Steering Group: Steve Darling, Kashmir Flint, Michaela Flint and Arthur Bray. A further nomination has been received for Simon Field.

In respect of Items 6, 8 and 9, you can contact Dane Valley Woods via the Contact Form on this website.

All members of the community are welcome to attend, whether or not they wish to be considered for the Steering Group. Come along and find out more about us!

AGM 160822 Poster


Woodland Action Day – creation of mulch storage area

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. This includes mulching them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed!

This month we will be creating a new structure for our mulch stockpile, using wooden pallets and weed supressant matting. We will clear an area for this and also relocate the old mulch pile to its new location.

This work represents the first significant part of our improvement works undertaken with the help of Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme. There is plenty to do, so enthusiastic helpers are most welcome!

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us on the right hand side of the cycle path leading up into the woods from the Dane Valley Road / Kent Road mini-roundabout – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a 1km network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

This month we will also be attending to our daisy patch, which is showing signs of suffering from bramble creep; and investigate the repair of our gazebo, for use at future events.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Thanet Volunteers Fair

Dane Valley Woods is pleased to be attending todays fair at the new Dreamland Ballroom, organised by the Thanet Volunteer Bureau – we hope to meet many like-minded organisations and spread the word about our project. The event is between 11am-2pm, there is free entry, refreshments and a raffle, so we hope to see you there!

Thanet Volunteer Fair 2016


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Easter Egg Hunt

Join Dane Valley Woods’ Easter egg hunt with a twist, on Easter Sunday from 12-1pm.
Children will meet the Easter Bunny, who will judge the Easter bonnet competition, Connie’s Happy Faces will be face painting and there will be eggs given away as well as other prizes!

Our gazebo will be set up on the green next to the woods, opposite the junction of Dane Valley Road and Kent Road.

Please book in advance (see poster below) and pay a donation on the day (we suggest £1.50 per child).

Easter Egg Hunt 2016


Woodland Action Day

This winter we are focusing on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.

Please note that there will also be a separate Easter Egg Hunt event for children today – for more details click here


Tesco Bags of Help – Update!

Amazing, amazing, amazing news!

Thanks to everyone voting in Tesco stores, we have been awarded the first prize of £12,000 in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme!

The team are all over the moon, and we’d like to thank everyone who voted, spread the word and showed their support for us!

We have won #BagsofHelp


Woodland Action Day

This winter we are focusing on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Tesco Bags of Help

We are excited to announce Dane Valley Woods has won a major new grant proposal, with a guaranteed £8,000 but we could win more with your help!

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.

Dane Valley Woods has been shortlisted in the Thanet region, and the public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.

To help us, please spread the word, and go into stores and vote for us during the voting period!

BOH Poster

 


Woodland Action Day

This winter we are focusing on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

This winter we are focusing on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

This winter we are focusing on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition. The trees need our help to help them to survive, we will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 4,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods. Follow this Google Map link – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.