Here are the latest updates from the Making Local Woods Work programme. Click here to view our latest posts as a continuous page.

Co-op culture and Making Local Woods Work - Making Local Woods Work succeeds through our network of experienced and knowledgeable advisors who provide tailored advice to help our groups achieve their own goals. Our advisors specialise in a range of different areas including business planning, surveying, share offers and woodland management to name but a few, often working with groups which might not…
Making connections in the wood - Woods are great places to meet. Friends and family come together for a picnic. Dog walkers exchange greetings each morning. Local community members congregate for a walk or volunteering session. The opportunities are many and diverse. Meetings in working woodlands can inspire action – enabling people to see social, environmental and economic change and connect…
Making Local Woods Work a ‘Hub’ of activity! - Our recent ‘Hubs’ event saw Making Local Woods Work bring together a range of Woodland Social Enterprises and specialists in the fields of woodland management and social enterprise to wrestle over the definition and potential for woodland social enterprise hubs. This is an emerging field with a ‘hub’ broadly defined as an organisation which seeks…
Wild Woodland Fair – Enterprising Woodlands - Maria Wilding, Communications and Development Officer for Llais y Goedwig, gives a flavour of proceedings at the Annual Gathering and AGM which brought together woodland community groups, social enterprises, experts in a range of relevant sectors and policy-makers. The two-day event was positively received with particular enthusiasm for the workshop sessions on funding and planning.…
CWA & Making Local Woods Work National Conference - We are pleased to share the details of the Making Local Woods Work (MLWW) and Community Woodland Association (CWA) National Conference taking place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October at Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld.
This is Eigg… - Making Local Woods Work (MLWW) is working with 11 groups and enterprises across Scotland, helping to develop and implement their plans for using local forest resources to benefit the local community. One of these is the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust (IEHT) and here Chris Marsh of Community Woodlands Association tells us about their goals and…
Making straw work: thoughts by Steve Donagain - Through support from Making Local Woods Work, four Woodland Social Enterprises ( Leeds Coppice Workers, Glue Collective, Whistlewood Common and Nene Coppicing and Crafts) came together for an exciting and ‘hands-on’ Straw-bale Building workshop hosted by Hill Holt Wood. Following a presentation on straw-bale building methods and the basic principles, the group were taken on…
Staff changes at Plunkett Foundation - Plunkett Foundation is Making Local Woods Work’s managing partner and we are very pleased to announce that the project team has recently been joined by Megan McFarlane who will be supporting delivery of the project in a number of areas. Megan has broad experience within the community and voluntary sectors and joins us from Click…
One month on: Woodland Social Enterprise Network - After its official launch day on Thursday 9 March, we would like to thank you all for joining the network and contributing to some wonderful discussions already! With over 110 members, we look back on what has been going on so far: Sharing case studies – Shared Assets posted about the case studies they have put together,…
Grown in Britain – here to help you - Grown in Britain is a partner in Making Local Woods Work helping deliver the support needed by woodland social enterprises. They’re working with participant groups to help develop their woodland management plans and understand their woodland resources and potential markets. They’ve helped groups get their plans together in a coherent and easily understood format that…