Lenes abbey Conservation Volunteeers

Traditional Hedgelaying

To restore a traditional native hedgerow, through planting native trees in gaps which have appeared in the hedge. Plus laying trees in the hedgerow using traditonal hedgelaying skills.

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  • AnimalsAnimals
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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
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The project will restore a traditional native hedgerow, through planting native trees in gaps which have appeared in the hedge. The trees will be turned into a hedgerow through laying the trees in future events. This project will benefit the area by creating a well maintained attractive wildlife hedge, which will provide an improved wildlife habitat (for flowers, birds, insects & other wildlife), protect the woodland from fly tipping & will make the woodland boundary safer encouraging greater use of the site. The hedgerow will also provide the local wildlife with food, shelter & a safe corridor. The project fits in with Bexley Council’s objectives and we would work closely with them to ensure it was successful. The project will encourage the local community to become more actively involved in the site through practical conservation. Providing the local Abbey Wood community (which is none of the most deprived neighbourhoods in Britain) with more opportunities to be involved in events which promote healthier lifestyles & community spirit. Participants will gain through learning new skills & techniques, the project will also help to keep alive a dying art & help to protect a traditional hedgerow (with many having been lost). Opportunities will be made available to participants to attend further training in areas such as health & safety, leading volunteer events & first aid. Individuals attending the project will also gain work experience to enhance their employment opportunities. We hope to increase the volunteer numbers taking place in LACV events from the local community, through press interest in such an unusual event in London.

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