Center Parcs Supports Forest of Marston Vale Planting Project
The Folly Wood project is managed by the Forest of Marston Vale Trust and covers 30 acres of land, just a few miles from the new Center Parcs Village which was bought by the Trust in 2007. The land is being developed into a green space to attract native wildlife and for local people to enjoy. The project is costing around £250,000 in total with the first trees were planted in winter 2011/12. This is part of the Trust’s ongoing work to regenerate the landscape and prospects of the Marston Vale area.
The Forest of Marston Vale Trust have worked with the local community to involve more than 1,000 local people in the planting of 15,000 trees at Folly Wood to transform it from improved farmland into an area which will be home to local wildlife.
James Russell, Forest Director for the Forest of Marston Vale Trust said:
“The funds that Center Parcs have provided us with have enabled us to not only organise the planting in this area but to also engage the local community. Without the help and support of Center Parcs, this project wouldn’t have been possible. It’s not just about the money though, it has been great to have a brand like Center Parcs supporting a local environmental project as this has encouraged further financial support from other sources.