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Weʼre raising £32,000 to save 'Ablington Woods'

Ablington / Figheldean

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Help us raise the funds to save our 'Ablington Woods'

Ablington Woods were to be auctioned on 29th May this year, but with the swift intervention of Figheldean Parish Councillors Jackie Dryden (Vice Chair) and Tina Cole plus Carol Watton the then Parish Clerk, and with the help of our MP Claire Perry who intervened on our behalf, we managed to negotiate with the DIO (Department of Infrastructure Organisation) who were selling the woods to purchase them for £27,500 for the Parish. 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.

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  • Lee Searles2 months ago
    Lee Searles

    Lee Searles

    2 months ago

    A total of £20,883 raised so far and more keeps coming in, please don't let stop you from donating though! We getting there! Over halfway now!

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  • Lee Searles3 months ago
    Lee Searles

    Lee Searles

    3 months ago

    We are actually at a nice sum of £15,500 from here and the events that have happened so far............more to come......keep an eye on the local events! Remember you can donate directly to the Parish Council who are buying the woods on our behalf, so please contact Sandra Burch the Parish Clerk. Email parishclerkfigheldean@gmail.com (This avoids the JustGiving page the fees then!).

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  • Lee Searles5 months ago
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    Lee Searles

    5 months ago

    we already reached a nice sum of £795 on the JustGiving page! remeber you can donate directly to the Parish Council who are buying the woods on our behalf please contact Sandra Burch the Parish Clerk. Email parishclerkfigheldean@gmail.com (aviods the JustGiving page the fees then!).

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Page last updated on: 9/7/2019 08.22

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9

  • Howard

    Howard

    Aug 27, 2019

    £25.00

  • Belinda Joyce

    Belinda Joyce

    Jun 30, 2019

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 28, 2019

  • Hazel Lewington

    Hazel Lewington

    Jun 28, 2019

    To help keep the wood for future generations

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 27, 2019

    For everyone to enjoy in years to come, especially for the children.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 25, 2019

    For the future

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 24, 2019

    Hope you achieve your goal soon

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Ablington / Figheldean

Save Our Woods Monies will be paid​ into the Parish Council account. If you would like to help with any events or would like to set up your own, then please email jackiedryden@live.co.uk

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