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Hi, Went to visit Berwick Glades 20/10/2017 at 10:30 hrs and found the gate to be locked. Assumed perhaps a fly-tipping incident was the cause but after then parking at Hornchurch C.P. and walking through to Berwick Glades we found that it was reasonable clear. Is there a reason for the closure?

A suggestion for that particular car park is to erect bollards with a limited width restriction approx. 30mtrs from the road to stop lorries and large vans etc entering. Also erect a couple of bollards at the pedestrian access to the glades from the car park, as I have seen vehicles drive on the parkland and race round it. Tyre tracks still visible. Many thanks.

Will, 20/Oct/2017

Hi Will. Berwick Woods and the car park on Berwick Pond Road are managed by Tarmac. The Forestry Commission only manage the neighbouring Berwick Glades. Community Ranger

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4 Stars 4 Stars

i find this area has an excellent level of biodiversity, although recently this has been marred by scramblers riding in this area.

roger, 16/Oct/2016

We are aware of this issue and are investigating ways in which we can tacle this behaviour. We would advise anybody witnessing motorcycles or quads to call 101

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3 Stars 3 Stars

Nice walks but rubbish all over the car park and in the wooded area loads of tin cans and rubbish.

Terry, 23/May/2016

Hi Terry. The Forestry Commission does not manage the car park and woodland adjacent to Berwick Glades. I will pass your comments onto Tarmac who manage the car park and Berwick Woods. Scott - Community Ranger

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5 Stars 5 Stars

This is a nice open space and it is hard to believe you are on the edge of London, with the adjoining Hornchurch Country Park and Ingrebourne Hill you can have a good couple of hours walking here. It is a shame that it is difficult to cycle or walk to nearby Belhus Woods. The traffic zooms along the aveley road making cycling a bit daunting and there does not seem to be any footpaths. Are there any plans to connect these open spaces or is there anything an individual can do to campaign for a link?

Tony, 5/Jan/2016

Hi there - thankyou for your comments about Berwick Glades. We are pleased you enjoyed the links to Hornchurch Country Park and are working with other organisations to increase access between the network of greenspaces in the local area.

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1 Star 1 Star

Really disappointed when we drove into the car park, rubbish was everywhere. Went in anyway and walked back out as the entrance and all by the map of the woods were bags of dog poo. The place desperately needs tidying and placing of bins by the entrance as we did not see any at all.

Anonymous, 28/Jun/2015

Thank you for your comment. The car park at Berwick Woods does not belong to the Forestry Commission, this is owned and managed by a private company called Tarmac. Please contact them at enquiries@lafargetarmac.com

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Any update on a link between Berwick

Glades and Bonnets wood?

Anonymous, 3/May/2015

This link is still planned for the near future. We need to make sure both sides of the crossing are suitable, so this part of the development has taken longer. We will make sure to keep visitors updated when there is news. Kind regards, Community Ranger

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3 Stars 3 Stars

Beautiful place only a few small issues overflowing bin full of dog waste and the lack of dog waste bins is another issue and the last issue fly tipping inside of the car park and rubbish when entering the premises other then that my dog enjoys the place nice friendly people and its quite great for a hyper dog

daniel, 16/Feb/2015

Hi Daniel, Glad to hear you enjoy visiting Berwick Glades with your dog. I note your comment about dog bins, and we'll have a look at this. Unfortunately the car park doesn't belong to the Forestry Commission, but there are some local volunteers who kindly clear it up regularly. Many thanks, Clare - Community Ranger

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