This article was written for the
Civic Society by Cheryl Hamlyn,
Assistant Cub Scout Leader of
7th South West Cheshire Millfields
AFTER participating in the Spring Clean Litter Pick in March,
the Cubs Scouts continued their
community conservation work at Coed Wen Community Woodland in
Earlier in the year, as part of their DIY badge, the Cubs had
constructed four bird boxes - but with no confirmed location to put them up.
through connections the Cubs have made with the Nantwich Litter
Group, Nantwich Civic Society and The Nantwich Partnership they
were introduced to the fabulous area at Coed
With assistance from Doug Butterill, Company Secretary of Greenspaces South Cheshire
CIC, the Cubs
placed the bird boxes
and sowed wild flower seeds.
We are so lucky to
have such an amazing space here in Nantwich.
The Cubs have not only enjoyed taking part in the
conservation aspect, they have really enjoyed exploring the
It is the ideal outdoor classroom and we are just happy that we
could participate in adding to the beauty that already exists
Doug Butterill said "Working with the Cubs is a real pleasure. Coed Wen
is only a young wood and is improving all the time.
"It is being
managed to attract wildlife, especially birds, so the bird boxes are
"The wild flower seeds, donated by Kew Gardens, consisted of a
range of flowers including common knapweed, viperís bugloss and
red campion which will bring colour and attract pollinating
insects to the woodlands."