The Forestry Commission worked in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council and the Sherwood Forest Trust to deliver this £800,000 project. The Sherwood Forest Community Rangers team is continuing to provide involvement opportunities for local people, using the skills and experience gained during the project.
- To develop active community involvement on local countryside sites.
- To encourage local landowners to work together to develop community involvement projects.
- To enable landowners and local communities to work together to manage local countryside sites.
- Four Community Rangers employed to work with local communities.
- Formal and informal community consultation.
- Awareness raising events.
- Wide range of involvement opportunities including volunteer wardening,
conservation tasks, arts projects, site surveying and motorbike issues group.
- Ongoing projects with local schools.
- Over 50 local people regularly involved as active “Friends” or volunteer wardens across 10 sites.
- 15 schools with long term links to local sites.
- Around 600 volunteers (including 100 young people) involved in site management during the 5 year project.
- Community Ranger posts secured long term to ensure ongoing community liaison.
- Partnerships with local landowners and service level agreements for community ranger provision on partner sites.
Funding: Heritage Lottery Fund, Coalfield Regeneration Trust.
Main Work Themes: Training for Volunteers, Education and Awareness Raising, Young People and Health & Wellbeing.