Progress on Neigh­bourWood

Bray People - - NEWS -

Round­wood and Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Coun­cil is cur­rently de­vel­op­ing a new Neigh­bourWood site in the lo­cal­ity which will pro­vide a wood­land amenity for pub­lic use and en­joy­ment.

The aim of the Round­wood Neigh­bourWood Project is to en­hance the va­ri­ety of walks within this wood­land for all users and to pro­vide greater link­ages be­tween the vil­lage of Round­wood and the net­work of walk­ing trails that sur­round the Vartry Reser­voirs.

The new com­mu­nity wood­land will be lo­cated just out­side the vil­lage.

An­drew Doyle, Min­is­ter of State at the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture, Food and Ma­rine, with re­spon­si­bil­ity for Forestry, chose the Round­wood site as the lo­ca­tion for the launch of a new up­dated Neigh­bourWood Scheme Brochure.

He sin­gled out Round­wood and Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Coun­cil for praise for en­hanc­ing and de­vel­op­ing an area of wood­land.

He said: ‘Since 2015 they have worked to re­store over 10km of the trails around the Vartry Reser­voirs, many of which were over­grown and in need of main­te­nance. This restora­tion is a great achieve­ment for this vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tion.’

The scheme is de­signed to help com­mu­nity groups, in co­op­er­a­tion with lo­cal author­i­ties, to de­velop op­por­tu­ni­ties for recreation while cre­at­ing and de­vel­op­ing wood­lands for the ben­e­fit of cur­rent and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

The Round­wood Neigh­bourWood Project it­self will bring the ex­ist­ing wood­land to a bet­ter stan­dard for recre­ational use through sur­fac­ing trails, put­ting in place in­for­ma­tive sig­nage and car­ry­ing out main­te­nance pro­grammes once dead trees and un­der­growth have been cleared.

Min­is­ter of State An­drew Doyle and Cllr Shay Cullen at the Neigh­bourWood site.

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