I am the representative for Swindon on the 'Council of Partners' for the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Click the link below for a guide:
We planted 4000 trees at 'Manners Wood', Pack Hill, Wanborough in the AONB in November 2018, February & November 2019
Together with the Woodland Trust, staff from Nationwide Building Society and the Landscape team at Swindon Borough Council we planted 4000 trees in land aquired by SBC alongside an existing woodland scheme in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Pack Hill, Wanborough.
Staff and pupils from Years 3&4 at Wanborough Primary were able to join us and Nationwide were good enough to lay on the coach to get them there and back safely! They were incredibly enthusiastic planters and trees were planted so quickly that more had to be brought to site! They will watch this special new woodland grow and know they helped create it in 2019.
I have arranged that there will be an opportunity for the pupils and other residents who wish to be involved to do a further planting here in November and I will update you about specific dates nearer the time.
Ridgeway Ward residents let me know if you have any questions:
Gary Sumner – your Ridgeway Ward Councillor
The Ridgeway National Trail:
Places to stay or eat & drink - we have some fantastic places to enjoy within the Ridgeway Ward: