Save Our Woods!
Ablington Amenity Plantation is the 3.4 acres of woodland between Figheldean and Ablington where Ablington House once stood prior to its demolition in 1963.
This much loved and well used woodland has been put up for sale by DIO to the highest bidder. The communities of Figheldean and Ablington are trying to prevent this happening.
Latest news and developments will be posted here, and you can also keep up by following the Figheldean Parish News Facebook group.
A 10% deposit was paid before the auction date (phew!) and we were given nine months to fund raise for the remainder. We need to raise £32,000 to include solicitor fees and maintenance for the first year. The parish council will also need to find a contractor to maintain the woods; we will organise an annual fundraiser to contribute towards its upkeep.
A meeting to discuss fundraising will be held at FIgheldean Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 4th June. All welcome.
It's encouraging news, but we need to get cracking if we're to actually Save Our Woods.
Updates on where we are right now will be given.
Parish Council meetings are open to the public to observe and, at the beginning of the meeting, to ask questions.