along the eastern boundary of wood

Following on from the success of the hedgelaying that took place in late autumn 2018, we are delighted to announce that the Derby Parks Volunteers have agreed to continue the work up to the Cherrybrook Drive entrance to Chaddesden Wood.

Hedgelaying is a traditional country craft used to create attractive, secure and wildlife friendly boundaries. FoCW members will be learning these traditional skills from experienced members of the Derby Parks Volunteers as they work alongside them on this project. Not only will it improve the security and appearance of the boundary, it will also create the perfect environment for nesting birds, hedgehogs, bats and other wildlife. In addition, letting more light into the wood will benefit the ground flora such as native bluebells and wood anemones. Some of the branches that are cut back will be used to strengthen the base of the hedge; others will be stacked on the woodland floor to create log-pile habitats for insects and amphibians.


Work has now finished on this project.


Conservation task events are held monthly, usually on the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. There will be no events during August, because of holidays. Everyone is welcome to participate, however please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. These will be publicised on notice boards, and circulated by email to all registered members, during the week prior to the event.


Task events for the year will be held on:

Saturday 4th January 2020 (10.00 - 12.00)

Saturday 1st February 2020 (10.00 - 12.00)

Saturday 7th March 2020 (10.00 - 12.00)

Saturday 4th April 2020 (10.00 - 12.00)

Saturday 2nd May 2020 (10.00 - 12.00)

Saturday 6th June 2020 (10.00 - 12.00)

Wednesday 4th July 2020 (10.00 - 12.00)

Saturday 5th September 2020 (10.00 - 12.00)
Saturday 3rd October 2020 (10.00 - 12.00)
Saturday 7th November 2020 (10.00 - 12.00)

Saturday 5th December 2020 (10.00 - 12.00)

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As part of the Derby City Council Green Spaces working arrangement,

two management meetings are held during the year, they will comprise:


​​Wednesday 22nd April 2020 @ 18:30 - 20:30

Outdoor meeting - A walk around the woods and review the LNR Management Plan status

January 2020 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Indoor meeting and AGM at the Church on Oakwood

Friends of Chaddesden Wood Diary

You can download our diary of events for 2020 below:

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