I am pleased to confirm Alison Salter has now taken over as Booking Secretary at Glenny Wood campsite.
Near the end of April our recruitment campaign has commenced with letters from myself via Gordano GSLs and our DC to all leaders, helpers and parents, explaining our need to increase the team to maintain and develop Glenny Wood and retain the current high standards. This information has also been place on many Facebook pages across our area. We already have had positive interest….
Our vacancies we have will suit a wide range of interests. To see please go to our volunteer page.
What has been going on in April at Glenny Wood??
We have at the end of the month had our annual water test, for safety reasons, against Legionaries disease and bacteria. We now await the results.
With the sun out, the bluebells and other wild plants looking fabulious plus the tree works below is a series of photos Kath took recently on the site
This months focus has been on Tree Planting
We gave planted the following mature trees of around 1.5 - 2 metres tall
3 x Oak Trees
2 x Purple Beech
2 x Common Beech
3 x Sweet Chestnut
2 x Small Leaved Lime
2 x Apple - Bramley Seedings
2 x Apple - Coxs Orage Pippens
2 x Apple - Russet
2 x Apple - Scrumptious
50 Hedge UK natural plants
Via the The Oakupy Project 2021 we have received and planted 30 Oak Whips of around 50 cms in length in a nursery area to further plant out.
So when you add together the 113 trees and whips, along the 300 Fencing trees from Decembers planting we have over the last three month added over 400 trees to Glenny Wood natural habitat. This is all part of our long term suitable Woodlands plan for Glenny Wood and leaves a strong legacy for future users to enjoy.
As you can see from the pictures below the trees are well protected from wildlife and give plenty of room to grow.
2 x Common Walnut
2 x Hornbeam Rockhampton Red
2 x Hornbeam -
2 x Field Maple
2 x Silver Birch
3 x Rowan
This is a month for basic maintenance.... all the exciting jobs. Below is a small selection -
Storm Arwen has caused damage to our woodlands, with two large trees being blown down and branches down. The branches are now in the wood pile and the fallen trees are safe in their current position. Recent tree inspection was undertaken and our professional adviser has been consulted about the latest trees coming down. This was an incident due to Storm Arwen and our windy weather policy >>>> covers such events and the evacuation of the site.
Fencing - The Glenny Team, along with our friends from Lloyds Bank, on one of their Volunteering days, have made further improvements to the site. The front area above the track and Pheasants Mead and up the bridleway has been refenced. The old fence and barbed wire removed and a much smarter and safer replacement installed.
Wood store - The log store has been replenished as well, with loads of hard work by those splitting the logs.... Mega thanks to the Lloyds Bank team
New Path - We have started installing a new path infront to the lodge / veranda to make it easier and safer to get around...
Electrics - Lights from the Car Park to Lodge and Lodge to Loos are now back working...
Washing - We have washed the outside walls of the Lodge and Garage... Its looking so white, sunglasses may be required!!!
Grass Cutting - A further cut around the site undertaken...last of the year????
Site Bookings - this month we have introduced our new booking system using Online Scout Manager - OSM. The system is straight forward to use although first please read our guidelines on the Booking page >>>>. Please remember to follow the key steps when booking to visit or camp or use the lodge - 1 - book a Plateau, then 2 - book a LOO room and then 3 - book your activities. After this you can book the lodge / Showers etc...
Planning - All planning issues now resolved - great news - the Certificate of Lawfulness for confirmation that the existing tented camping use for a recreational organisation is permitted development under Part 5, Class C of schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) and that the buildings including lodge and stores have been on site for more than 4 years and are ancillary to the camping use.
Many, many thanks to Peter Bath MD of Project Design and Construction Management Ltd for resolving this for us
Camp Fires renamed - Main Campfire will now be known as HOLLY campfire AND Willow Campfire will now be know as ROWAN campfire
Stepped plateaus will now be the collective name for the following plateaus - Ash - Cherry - Birch - Spruce and Oak
Willow becomes its own Camping and visiting plateau - see new map
Hazel plateau now split into two plateaus - Hazel and Hawthorne - see new Map
Sycamore plateau is now the name for the plateau just inside the inner gate
Gordano Activities Plateau - is the new name for the plateau formally called sycamore
Glenny Adventure Zone - is the collective area that covers the Confidence Course and Wetlands
Showers colour identifies, for booking - Orange, Pink, White and Yellow
Map - Updated Site Map now available >>>>
Confidence Course repairs completed
Sheds - All with new roofing felt and repainted
Vegetation management - Grass cutting and strimming, Fences and plateau slopes all cut
Rowan Campfire - We have mve the campfire area out onto the plateau fiurther to give more room and safer as its not under the trees.
Double click on the pictures for a slide show.....
It’s not sexy but essential!!
Yes folks - Our new waste management system - BioFicient sewage system, has been installed in November by Anderson’s. The tank and all the rest of the equipment went in well, after a large hole was dug first. Once the installation was completed the Anderson’s team, cleared everything away, seeded for grass around it and left the area extremely tidy. An excellent job and many thanks to our Site Manager Angus for overseeing the works on behalf of Glenny Wood.
The funding for this project was equally shared between Avon Scouts, Gordano Scouts and Glenny Wood. Many thanks to both Avon Scouts and Gordano Scouts for their continued support.