9 July – Intrepid explorers invited to Langley Vale Wood, Surrey

Are you a bug hunter, budding archaeologist or nature detective? Langley Vale Wood needs you!

Where:Langley Vale Wood, Surrey

When: Saturday 9 July

Time: 11am – 4pm (minibuses will start making trips to the site from 10.30am)

Booking: Essential

We’re inviting all intrepid explorers to join us for a day of fun-filled family activities at Langley Vale Wood. We need your help to dig up the stories around this special place, which has been used for military training during the First World War, a farm for many years and now as a beautiful home for nature.

Bring your lunch, drinks and picnic blanket to enjoy in our picnic areas. Don’t forget your suncream and sun hat but also waterproof clothing and sturdy boots; you’re in for some adventures!

  • Awesome archaeology: 11am – 1pm or 2pm – 4pm
  • Nature storytelling and book building – Drop in anytime to the book building station, meet the storyteller at 11am, midday, 2pm or 3pm
  • Bug hunting and nature discovery – Drop in anytime at the nature discovery station, bug hunts will take place at 11am, midday, 2pm or 3pm
  • Langley Vale Wood explorers’ guided walk: Midday or 2pm

If you want to take part in an archaeology session, select either the 11am or 2pm slot. You are welcome to join the other activities (e.g. storytelling, bug hunting and explorer’s walks) outside of your archaeology session. They will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on the day.

Budding archaeologists will also need to bring a pair of gloves (old gardening gloves will do) as there might be sharp objects, a bucket for collecting your finds and an old toothbrush for cleaning them.

If you do not want to take part in an archaeology session, book the 10.30am slot. You can join the storytelling, bug hunting and explorer’s walks at any of the listed times, they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on the day.

This event will take place at Langley Vale wood but visitors will need to park at Epsom Downs Racecourse (postcode KT18 5LQ) and then take a free shuttle bus to the event. Minibuses will start making trips to the site from 10.30am, but will run to and from Langley Vale Wood all day as a shuttle service.

All ages welcome, but under 16s must be accompanied.

Please note: dogs are not permitted at this event.

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/events/9-july-2016-explorers-langley-vale-wood/

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Spring 2016 newsletter

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Please find linked below our Spring 2016 newsletter.

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Autumn Newsletter 2015

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Summer 2015 Update

Summer update – 2015

We would like to let you know about some local events and consultations that you may wish to take part in.

Events

Round the Borough Hike, Saturday 5th September. This is a 20 mile walk around the borough, taking in much of our lovely open spaces. It starts and finishes in Horton Country Park. Entry is free, but you need to register. For more information go to www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/roundtheboroughhikeandbike.

The Borough Fun Day, Sunday 20th September. This event, organised by the Epsom & Ewell Rotary Clubs, and is held at Hook Road Arena. More information as www.epsomfunday.net

Consultations

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council are seeking your views about Council Tax Support. We are sure that you are aware that there are continuing cuts in our funding from Central Government and the Council is consulting on possible changes to their Council Tax Support scheme. This could have an impact on both those in receipt of the support and other Council Tax payers. To express your views, go to www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/CTSupport. The closing date for comments is 20th September.

The Council’s website is in need of replacing, and they would like your views on what you want from their website, and what you would use it for. There is a link to the survey on the front page (www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk). The closing date is 11th September

Surrey County Council would like to hear your views on shaping Surrey’s Community re-cycling centres. To find out more and express your views, please go to www.surreycc.gov.uk/recyclingcentres. The closing date is 30th September

Enjoy the rest of the summer

Best wishes

Cllr Liz Frost (lfrost@epsom-ewell.gov.uk) & Rekha Bansil (rbansil@epsom-ewell.gov.uk)

 

 

 

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Woodland Trust, Langley Vale Centenary Wood Public Exhibition – Langley Vale Village Hall on 3rd and 4th July

There was a great deal of publicity when the Woodland Trust purchased a large parcel of land for their English WW1 wood.  How fortunate we are that they chose a large part of Langley Vale Farm.  Most of the land is in Epsom & Ewell, with some in Reigate & Banstead and Mole Valley.  This land is now protected and will be of great benefit to our environment.

Last Autumn I joined many other residents, both local and from further afield, to help to plant trees in part of the wood.  Last week HRH The Princess Royal came to the wood to officially name it The Langley Vale Wood.  It was a beautiful day and it was good to see the trees that we had planted and the wild flower meadow.

The Woodland Trust will need to provide a car park and other facilities, for which they will need planning permission.  In preparation for this they are holding a public exhibition in Langley Vale Village Hall on 3rd and 4th July that you may find interesting.

A flyer is attached.  6672_WT Langley Vale Invitation REF

 

Liz Frost

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Welcome to the website for Woodcote(Epsom) Residents’s Society (WERS)

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