New woodland walk is opened at Edwardstow Court for the enjoyment of all
A beautiful woodland walk has been officially opened at Edwardstow Court in Stow-on-the-Wold for the benefit of residents and the wider community.
Over the last year a patch of woodland next to the home has been transformed into an attractive and tranquil outside space. A new path, accessible for all, including wheelchair users, now winds through the woodland, and new seating areas have been added.
The woodland, which is hoped will become a haven for wildlife, will be a lovely spot for residents and their loved ones to sit or enjoy a gentle walk. The local community, which has been very involved in the regeneration project, are also very welcome to use the space.
The Mayor of Stow-on-the-Wold, Ben Eddolls, officially opened the woodland walk, describing it as a real asset for the town and a great way of bringing younger and older generations together.
Many of those who had supported the project also attended the opening event, including representatives of Cotswold Friends, which created bug houses for the woodland, and local artist Louise Evans, who painted a watercolour map of the site. Pupils from Stow-on-the-Wold Primary School also attended and were excited about how they could use the woodland for outside events and activities.
Residents who had been heavily involved with the project, including choosing seating and judging the winner of a best bird box competition, loved getting their first chance to explore the finished woodland walk.
BBC Radio Gloucestershire also attended and interviewed Trust Deputy Chief Executive Kerry Dearden, residents and members of the community who had been involved in this special project.
Kerry Dearden, Deputy CEO, comments: “The Woodland Walk opening was a wonderful event which was shared by not only our residents and the team at Edwardstow but by several members of the local community who came out to support this venture. I would like to thank everyone involved who helped to prepare the woodland walk and the Trust hopes it will be fully utilised by all in Stow and the surrounding region.”