Building Futures Group Visits Woodham Common

Diane Bird

    The young people from our Building Futures Group had a wonderful day out last Wednesday  at Woodham Common.  The community project was led by Tasha Feddary of Surrey Wildlife Trust and supported by Joanna Gillard of Surrey Youth Development. 

    They stripped the common of baby pine, which are detrimental to the woods, because they kill off heather which provides shelter and food for the animals.  They also cut back the birch, which grows like a weed then did a huge litter pick - 6 huge bags in under 15 minutes.  They were surprised to find that people had discarded bottles and light fittings on the Common!

    Sara Doneux, halow's Building Futures Coordinator was impressed with the hard work and enthusiasm shown by the Group.  "They had such a happy day, all getting involved and loving the outdoors.  They were able to use a lot of their newly learned skills, getting on the bus, walking to the site, using different tools, and they learned a lot about the environment"