Cash boost for Doncaster woodland

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com''COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>''17th February 2015'The Banks Group'Stables Wood, Barnburgh'L-R Cllr Doreen Woodhouse, Cllr Jonathan Wood, Lewis Stokes of Banks, Cllr Cynthia Ransome, Guy Taylor Vice Chair of Barnburgh and Harlington Parish Council.
Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com''COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>''17th February 2015'The Banks Group'Stables Wood, Barnburgh'L-R Cllr Doreen Woodhouse, Cllr Jonathan Wood, Lewis Stokes of Banks, Cllr Cynthia Ransome, Guy Taylor Vice Chair of Barnburgh and Harlington Parish Council.
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Everything is coming up roses for a local woodland area after supporters won a £1,000 grant.

Cliff Plantation and Stables Wood has been handed the cash by energy firm Banks Renewables which has extended its support for the volunteer-led project which manages the woodland near Barnburgh.

The site, managed by Halifax Estates and Barnburgh and Harlington Parish Council is used by dog walkers, runners, horse riders, cyclists and families.

Work is carried out by a team from environmental group The Conservation Volunteers alongside local residents.

The amount of work the Parish Council had been able to fund had fallen in recent years due to pressure on financial resources, but after £1,000 was provided by Banks in 2013, the number of days’ work that could be carried out trebled.

Banks has now made a further £1,000 grant – ensuring more work can take place.

Parish council clerk John Palmer said: “This is a well used local resource, and we work hard to keep it in the best possible condition. The results were obvious for everyone to see and when the bluebells start to show through where there would otherwise just have been brambles, we’ll be able to see the positive impact of what’s been done this winter just as clearly.”