FoAM’s Winter 2020/21 Newsletter

We are pleased that relaxation of Covid restrictions is making it possible to contemplate a programme of events this year although they are, of course, subject to change in line with any government restrictions which might be imposed.

FoAM and all the volunteers in Northwich Woodlands are delighted that our efforts were recognised by the judges in the RHS Britain in Bloom and Green Flag Awards. Marbury Park received a Gold Medal Award in the RHS Large Parks Category 2021 and Marbury Park also received the 2021 Environmental Award.

In addition, Friends of Anderton and Marbury Country Park Volunteers were presented with the 2021 Award for Outstanding Contribution and were also given a special award of a trophy in recognition of this outstanding contribution. Since 2005, this trophy has been given to local authorities and similar bodies and this is the first time it has been awarded to a Friends Group.

You can read about this and our other news in our Winter 2020/21 Newsletter.

FoAM’s Autumn 2021 Newsletter

Volunteers have been able to get back to work following the lifting of Covid restrictions and are making great progress cutting back the edges of the many footpaths in the Woodlands.

Volunteers at work removing grass cuttings

The various wildflower meadows have been mown and volunteers have been busy removing the cuttings.

We are delighted that the judges have once again given Northwich Woodlands a Green Flag Award. You can read more about this and our other news in FoAM’s Autumn 2021 Newsletter.

FoAM’s Summer 2021 Newsletter

Following the recent relaxations announced by government, FoAM has been able to arrange some family-friendly activities at Marbury during the school holidays. These events have been designed with social distancing in mind and are being arranged with support from The Mersey Forest.

You can find details of these events and read about our plan to construct a new Mere bird hide overlooking the Coward Reedbed at Marbury, together with our other news, in FoAM’s Summer 2021 Newsletter.