Mar 24 2020

COVID-19 Further Update

Dear volunteers,


In light of the Government’s announcement last night with regards to Coronavirus COVID-19, we are cancelling all volunteering activity outdoors until further notice. If your role is a home based role this can of course continue, if you choose to do so.


We want to do everything we can to support the rest of the UK to limit the spread of COVID-19 and this unfortunately means postponing all volunteering that is outside the home with immediate effect. Roles such as Threat Detectors and Super Campaigners are not affected as they are home based, other roles may have elements of home working within them, you are of course welcome to continue with these. We do understand completely if you choose not to at this time.


The Trust’s offices remain closed in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. As a result, our responses to volunteer, member and supporter enquiries via email and phone will be restricted during this closure. We hope this doesn’t cause too much inconvenience and that people will be patient with us.


Our thoughts are with you at this time and we wish you and your families’ good health during this challenging period. As ever we are grateful for your support and understanding.


We hope to continue our work standing up for woods, trees and wildlife as soon as we are advised to do so.


Best Wishes,


Paul Taylor

  • Nigel Balding

    Our site is quite busy with visitors at the moment, mainly dog walkers, then walkers, then runners or cyclists. As well as our Facebook Group, we have two notice boards at different entrances to our site and I was wondering if there was a WT Poster which we could use to remind visitors about required behaviour. E.g.
    • you should only go outside alone or with members of your own household
    • keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times
    • gatherings of more than two in parks or other public spaces have been banned and the police will enforce this
    • take hygiene precautions when you are outside, and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors
    • If walking a dog, it’s important to keep at least two metres apart from others and avoid situations where your dog might approach and greet other people or dogs. This means walking your dog on a lead when in areas with other people.

    April 7, 2020 at 12:52 pm
  • Norman Meyer

    I do wish dog walkers who go and use dog poo bags after their dogs have, well – pooed…. but why do they then leave those bags hung up in trees & hedges, when often there’s a dog poo bin not that far away, lets face it surely the walkers / owners must take some responsibility for ALL their dogs ‘actions’…

    May 8, 2020 at 11:39 am

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