In the first months of 2017 a number of woodland social enterprises have been invited to join Making Local Woods Work. Consequently we are now engaging directly with more than fifty enterprises in order to provide them with advisory support.
Our new participants include Kindle Woods in Yorkshire, Woody (Hyndburn) CIC in Lancashire and Kilfinan Community Forest Company in Argyll. We also welcome Inspired Neighbourhoods CIC which is taking on management of a sizable peri-urban woodland near Bradford.
Their aim is to bring the woodland into management providing education, skills and an attractive space for the community. As the woodland social enterprise community grows, the Making Local Woods Work team will continue to offer support to its participants to connect with and learn from each other.
New interactive map
We are also proud to announce that a new, interactive map has been created to celebrate this milestone. It includes contact details for each of the woodland social enterprises that have been working with us.
If you would like to view the interactive map, please visit the ‘About Us’ section and scroll down to ‘Who we are currently working with’. If you have any questions or improvements to the map, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.