Highnam Court – Greak Oaks Hospice garden party

Car parking at Highnam Court.

On a hot sunny afternoon, Forest of Dean Lions helped with the car parking at the garden party in aid of Great Oaks Dean Forest Hospice in the grounds of the beautiful Highnam Court, near Gloucester.

A phoo from Highnam Court - Great Oaks Garden Party
Highnam Court – church of the Holy innocents

Lydbrook School community project – wildlife pond

Lydbrook Primary School are designing a new wildlife area as part of the school grounds. The creation of this project, which will include a pond , will improve the environment and increase biodiversity. The project will enhance the learning of all children aged 2 – 11 and offer a hands-on, practical approach to learning.

The school’s nature club are currently designing the area with the help of  the Forester’s Forest Heritage project.

Freedom Leisure community project – multi sports activities

The project is free multi-sports activities for 2 weeks throughout the summer holidays for the local communities based in Coleford. The Angus Buchanan Recreation Ground would allow us to use their grounds as it is a safe space that is under used and  Freedom Leisure’s Active Communities Team  will run the range of activities with our qualified coaching.

In addition, particularly for the older youth we would like to get them involved in volunteering and would include within the funding a Community Sport Leaders Award which the young people could obtain at the end of the project. The idea is to promote community cohesion and support the development of local youths in the area and reduce anti-social or criminal behaviour.

Recent donations – February and March 2018

So far during February and March the Forest of Dean Lions donated to:

  • S.A.R.A. (Severn Area Rescue) towards new equipment.
  • Ellwood Youth Football to train a coach for young players
  • Coleford Drop In towards a trip to London
  • Yorkley School – for Play Pods
  • St John’s School, Coleford P.T.A. towards a garden
  • Berry Hill School towards sports equipment
  • Severn Freewheelers