Matthew Davies came with a body of volunteers for a days work on The Lizard Trust in Wymondham. He was very inspiring and motivational with a very positive attitude in enabling everyone present to feel that they had something to offer and that they achieved it. We hope to have him and his volunteers back for further work during the next season as he has given me ideas about grant applications to fund it all. So much to do and he is the man that makes you feel anything is possible! Many thanks to everyone and I look forward to seeing you all again in the autumn.
I notice that you are part of a team who maintains the woods, and I just wanted to make contact to say thank you, without the Spring Plantation I would be completely deprived of the lush beauty of nature and it’s ever changing cycles. The magnificent trees and shrubs fill me with a wonderful healing energy at all times of the year. Please know that your work is valued and makes a real difference.
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.