Bosahan Woods – Public Meetings

Chris Hussey

Following the gift of Bosahan Woods to the community, two public meetings were held on the 23rdand 24thMay 2018 in the social Club and the Tolmen Centre. The aim of the meetings was to tell the story of how the gift came about, to set out plans for the first tasks that must be carried out, and mainly to begin to understand how members of the local community would wish ‘their’ woods to be managed. The public meetings were well attended, and there was much positive discussion of the need to retain the character of the woods. There was also discussion of safety-related issues – particularly around the swings and the problems of liability that ensue. It was agreed that here are no easy answers to this issue, and the Woodland Management team will be seeking expert advice.

All those attending the meetings were encouraged to fill in a comments form and to consider whether they would be able to support the project by offering skills or volunteer effort. The Management Team promised to provide further updates on progress via the Constant Times, the Herald, notice boards and potentially the village website.