Greening Wymondham volunteers have been working with Matt Davies and the Fringe Project on managing a neglected woodland on the borders of Kett’s Park in Wymondham since October 2017. We have been inspired and enthused about the work and the leadership shown by Matt has been perfectly judged. We have attracted about 15 volunteers to each session and we consider this to be a successful community effort. We are looking forward with anticipation to starting again in the autumn.
Working with The Norwich Fringe Project has been great. Matt and the team are really helpful and pragmatic. They have enabled us, The Old Library Wood Collective, to understand how to get things done in our local green space. With a supply of tools, tea and positivity, together we have managed to achieve a great deal – ultimately making our neighbourhood an even better place to live.
The Norwich Fringe Project provides a caring and compassionate atmosphere for young people to learn about and work in their environment by partaking in woodland management, restoration and conservation. By implementing structured, focused and fun tasks, they help to foster capabilities and strengths, and provide positive outcomes for young people’s futures. It has been amazing to witness the transformations flourish because of hands on experience and opportunity; as well as see self esteem, well being and confidence soaring.
I have met Matthew Davies on several occasions at Marston Marshes and would like to pass on my thanks to him and his colleagues for their hard work on the Norwich Fringe project sites promoting environmental diversity and public access on these fragile sites. The people of Norwich benefit enormously from these sites, providing access to the countryside so close to our homes. Thank you and may your funding continue in theses straightened times.
I had a look today at the work that the Fringe has been doing on the part of the Marlingford Amenity Area that fronts onto the Barford Road. A really nice job – much appreciated. Thank you very much.
I have worked with Norwich Fringe Project for over 15 years, mostly where they manage County Wildlife Sites – it is a pleasure to work with an organisation that has such a wealth of knowledge and depth of commitment when it comes to managing wildlife areas. We are involved in over 1300 CWS across Norfolk and it is a relief when the Fringe is involved, as I know the site will be well looked after, frequently with the active engagement of local people.
Friends of Danby Wood is a relatively new group only coming together in 2016. Our aim is to improve the biodiversity, wildlife, fauna, access, to this wonderful amenity for all to enjoy. We have over 30 keen volunteers of all ages and we are delighted to support The Norwich Fringe Project and have their guidance and help.
Concerning the work done at Reepham Railway Station in uncovering an overgrown platform, the difference is amazing. I brought my family out for a visit last week and they were all blown away by the difference. The Fringe Project have done an outstanding job on the reclamation – watch this space for more changes and volunteering opportunities on the Marriott’s Way.
Working outside with the Norwich Fringe Project after 42 years in an office environment has been a great experience. My fellow volunteers are a really friendly bunch who collaborate to work out ways of doing things and then energetically getting down to the tasks in hand. I have learned so much about managing the environment and techniques for fencing and masses of other things which have given me the confidence to take on any task that we are presented with.