**Update: Please note the change of date, from the 15th February to the 22nd. This is due to weather warnings.
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 10:30am – 2:30pm.
‘WE NEED YOU! Yes you!
Penhill Naturehood, Penhill Street Reps, Swindon Junior Reps, Penhill Nature Reserve and SCAN invite volunteers to join them in a conservation event to plant 150 parkland species whips and 50 shrubs.No experience necessary, come along and join us in leaving a wildlife and woodland legacy for penhill. Planting on the grass parkland that is situated between Minety Road and Ramsbury Avenue. If you can attend, arrangements to meet are 10.30am at the pocket park on Ramsbury Avenue, Penhill (which isn’t far from the shops at the bottom of Ramsbury Hill).Beverages and bathroom facilities are to be located at the Chippenham close community centre, off of the bottom of ramsbury hill.Hope to see you soon.’
– Penhill Street Reps.
‘We are adding to trees already there to create a Play Wood; one which we hope, as it grows, children will be able to use. It is being planted on a steep hill, which is no good for play as it is, but holds untold possibilities for exciting ‘urban’ type additions in the future, once the wood is well grown. The First plantings put in on April Fools Day 2016 are doing well. We hope that this wood, will take a few years to complete and that youngsters will be involved at each planting, although it will be their children that will benefit. We strongly believe that adults won’t value wildlife unless they have the opportunity to experience it from childhood and without reprimand. ‘
– Penhill Nature Reserve.