Late notice, I'm afraid, but there's an important meeting tomorrow night at Whinfield Primary School at 6.30pm regarding the Skerningham Community Woodland and the setting up of a 'Friends' group.
The Tees Valley Forest project has been involved in land around Skerningham Manor, and that this has been planted as a community woodland for public benefit for sometime now. As part of North East Community Forests, they own and manage part of this land for public access. Skerningham is of course a stone's throw away from Haughton and Whinfield, and very accessible.
In conjunction with DBC's countryside team they are proposing to form a 'Friends' group to help develop the site with community support and input. Anyone interested in being part of this exciting project is very welcome!
You can see more about the Tees Forest initiative here.