Make the most of open spaces
AN EVENT to create greater awareness of the Ashford Community Woodland Group and encourage more people to use open spaces in the south Ashford area is being held on Saturday between 11am and 2pm. It is being held at Singleton Hill where a community-led forest was planted in a project to celebrate the Millennium. It is still being developed in a partnership between Ashford council, who own the land, and British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV). The event will see the launch of the sculptures which lead people into and around the woodland and the chance to meet Will Glanfield, the artist who created them. There will also be guided woodland walks, the chance to see the new interpretation panels designed by Will Hirstle which provide information on the woodland’s wildlife and history and the opportunity to talk to BTCV representatives. Jenny Tippen, Ashford Community Woodland Group chairman said: “The woodland is a great asset for local wildlife and people. “We want to make sure that as many people as possible know that they can come here for walks, have picnics and enjoy the wonderful views over Ashford from the top of Singleton Hill.” Parking is available in the car park situated on the left hand side of Singleton Hill coming from Singleton.