The Grapevine Parish Magazine entry for December 2020

Being able to walk and take exercise in pleasant natural surroundings with plenty of fresh air and ample space between people has been shown to be very important for people’s physical and mental health, not least in these challenging times. Our Community Woodland of Hagg Wood provides such a valuable local natural environment that we need to protect and cherish. It is a very great pity that access to it has been blocked along the main footpath from Intake Lane for over a year now, causing considerable inconvenience to many local people. This has also had the counter-productive effect of causing some people to decide to drive and park at the end of Intake Lane in order to make their walk more manageable, though with Dunnington Parish Council now tackling this problem in a sensible way. If only we lived in more enlightened times when all local residents could easily access our local Community Woodland.

The Autumn colours have shown the beauties of Nature which can be enjoyed within it. We look forward to Spring when numerous wild flowers can add to this beauty, and to a happier future when our Conservation Working Parties can be resumed. As soon as we safely can, we will also plan our regular trips to beautiful destinations and meetings with interesting talks. We always welcome new members, including young people wanting to protect and enhance our local environment for everyone’s better future. Please visit our website for further details of how to join us.

If you have not already been in touch with us about the disruptive path blockage from Intake Lane, please do get in touch via our website or by writing to FHW, 5 Church Lane, Dunnington, YO19 5PT. But even if you have contacted us in this way, you still need to fill in a User Evidence form that we can present to the Planning Inspectorate to assist our public footpath claim so please email for a form so that you can play your full part in achieving a successful outcome.

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