Volunteers roll up sleeves for King’s Lynn clean up

Community clean-up in Plantation Wood, Reffley
Community clean-up in Plantation Wood, Reffley

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to take part in a community clean-up at Plantation Wood in Lynn.

A group of 10 people cleared litter and other rubbish from the Woodland Trust site in an event which was organised by the Friends of Plantation Wood.

The Rookery can be accessed from Parkway or via the iron bridge or cycle paths from the Fairstead estate and King’s Reach.

Friends secretary Daphne Sampson said: “The afternoon went remarkably well. The rain cleared for when we started and we managed to clear a massive amount of rubbish.

“There were lots of cans, bottles and knotted plastic bags containing dog’s mess. We are going to push to get another bin installed near the swallow field end of the woods.”

In 2011, the Woodland Trust, with support from West Norfolk Council, appointed local artist Nicola Marray-Woods to extend her community work in Reffley Wood into Plantation Wood.

The group formed to look after the wood and encourage the community to use and enjoy the site, near Howard Infant School in Parkway.

The Friends will be holding an Easter egg hunt in the woods on Tuesday, April 11, between 10.30am and midday and there is an entry fee of £1 per child. Anyone who would like to take part can call Daphne on 01553 772798.

New members are also needed to help with the running of maintenance and community events.

Anyone interested can join the Facebook page or email plantationwoodkl@gmail.com for more information.