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Happy New Year!

Friday, December 31st 2021

Foxglove Covert LNR is a registered charity and like many other charities and organisations has had an extremely tough year. 2021 has been a real 'roller coaster' for the reserve. However, after a tough start there was good news when in the Spring it was announced that the Volunteer group had been awarded with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).

This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and is often described as the MBE for voluntary groups! Created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen's Golden Jubilee it recognises outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. Volunteers are the backbone of the reserve and even through the pandemic have continued to support the valuable conservation work in so many different ways. Thank you to everyone who has contributed during 2021 in whatever capacity, you have helped this special place for wildlife and people to thrive through hard times.

A reminder that the reserve will be closed tomorrow (New Year's Day) but will re-open on Sunday. Opening times are as follows:

Weekdays: 9am-5pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm

Edward the Elf is still loitering around the Red Route and will be staying out for you to find until the 4th January. If you look carefully you can see that he is proudly wearing his QAVS badge!

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!

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Foxglove Covert LNR AGM

Wednesday 26th January 2022 | 7.00pm start

The Annual General Meeting will be held via zoom. Please contact the Reserve Managers if you would like the link to participate.

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Monday 31st January 2022 | 5 day course with 8.30 am starts

An opportunity has arisen for 3 people to join this recognised LANTRA course. 

From first cuts to full-on felling, this five-day course will teach you all you need to know about using a chainsaw. This is a hands-on course that delivers both practical skills and health and safety guidance as well as demonstrating that you and your employer have completed sufficient training to meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

Booking for this is through KNW Training in Bedale, please contact them for details and costs.


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