Latest news from the Curry Woods Project
Work has continued on the necessary steps to secure this land for the village community.
This has involved the Charity Commissioner and is detailed work. The process of setting up a new Charity is explained on the Charity Commission web site which you can see here:
Other details of the project can be seen by visiting the Trusts web site which has been set up specifically for this project.
An extract from the Trusts web site includes :
"Positive news about the campaign to buy Curry Woods, plant more trees and conserve and enhance its biodiversity.
On Saturday 15th February a spectacularly successful event was held by the Trust and £24912 was pledged, donated or loaned. The following week the Fairfield Trust gave us the result of our application for funds; we had asked for £10000 towards funding the purchase of Curry Woods, they gave us £15000! Enormous thanks to all those who donated and to Lady Gass, (Chair of the Fairfield Trust). Names of all who donated and who give permission will be displayed on a board at the entrance to the land at Curry Woods. There is still time to contribute to the Project. With this wonderful success we embark on a final push to raise the last £20000 to buy the land.
We are confident we can do this and urge anyone wishing to join this massive community project to download a pledge form here and a gift aid form (if you pay tax) and fill it in. Please send completed forms to CWCT, The Woods, Hellards Hill Lane, Curry Rivel, TA10 0PW. Don't worry, there is a house there, it's not just a letterbox on a tree!!
To reinforce our belief that the land has great ecological value and potential for enhancement, arrangements are being made to seek professional opinion on its current status and its potential to respond to appropriate management . Adjacent land is already given special status and we would seek to match and enhance that status for the benefit of the local village community. Part of the funds raised, and further pledges are still needed, will be used to pay for an appropriate level of ecological survey. A visit by the Somerset County Council Ecologist has been arranged to assist with this.
Chairman of the Curry Woods Trust is Cllr Peter Goodenough
This update has been issued on behalf of the CWT on 12.5.20
David German (firstname.lastname@example.org)