Mixed woodland with steep banks and river flowing through it
Jun 27 2019

Threat Detector Update June 2019

Welcome to the network update for the Woods under Threat Detector Volunteers.

This month:

Diary dates

Busy volunteers

A little light reading for your next coffee break


Best wishes and thanks for all your hard work


Diary dates

There are lots of other interesting volunteer events being arranged too so please head over to the Events page for details of the above events.  If you can get along to one of the regional events please do so as they are a wonderful opportunity to meet other volunteers in your area.

Whittle Down Time

Whittle will be down for a little while from 8 July to allow us to do some important maintenance. More details can be found here https://whittle.woodlandtrust.org.uk/2019/06/26/whittle-temporarily-closes-8th-21st-july/

Drafting responses training Session in Manchester


Central Region Volunteer Conference (Saturday 14 September)

Calling all Central Region Threat Detectors we hope you can come along to the regional volunteer conference which is being held at Heartwood  https://whittle.woodlandtrust.org.uk/event-directory/  It looks like it will be a really interesting day.

Busy volunteers

Thanks once again this month to Alison for another article, this time on Local Development Plans.

Moray – Putting Nature First

Also a big shout out to Alex and fellow volunteers in the southwest who got involved in a litter picking in one of our woods in Plymouth. Well done guys – it looks from the photos like you were very busy.

A little light reading for your next coffee break

Investors in Volunteering

In case you haven’t already seen it the report regarding our recent Investors in Volunteering assessment is available on Whittle.
The link is here https://whittle.woodlandtrust.org.uk/2019/05/30/investing-in-volunteers-the-feedback/

Woodland Trust latest campaigns and policy news 

Once again check out The Trust’s website http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-with-us/our-campaigns/ to get involved in one of our current campaigns while you still can and share with others!

One event, especially for anyone who lives in or has a connection to, the wider Harrogate area, is our campaign to encourage supporters to contact North Yorkshire County Council with their views on the proposed Harrogate relief road. Follow this link for more info


As always there are lots of blog on the woodland Trust site but if can only have time to read one have a read of this one on oak trees by Karen, one of our conservation advisors, about oak trees http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/05/oak-past-present-future/.

Woods under threat detector resources

Please remember the Woods under Threat Detector section of the Whittle Library is filled with a whole host of useful resources. You can access it here https://whittle.woodlandtrust.org.uk/library/#54-wpfd-woods-under-threat-detectors

And finally…

If you have a Woods under Threat query, the best way to let us know about it is via the threatdetector@woodlandtrust.org.uk email address. This is also the best way to let me know what you have been getting up to and how many hours you have have spent on volunteering for the Trust over the past month.

Thanks for reading.



Campaigning Volunteer Co-ordinator

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