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Who are we, what do we do, what about the future?

Welcome to our blog where you can keep up to date on what's happening in Greyfield Wood and our community in a Covid safe way. You will find much more information via the links  in the drop down list (top right) where you can find a link to a membership form and news updates about the new management organisation along with short video blog of what's been happening in managing our lovely woodland. You can subscribe to this blog to get updates and you can contact us by   email We hope you find our blog interesting and you become a member of Greyfield Wood Community Interest Company. Greyfield Wood CIC directors, Mike, Ian, Vicki, Steve, Neil & John.
Recent posts

News: April '21

Greyfield Wood CIC have now reached a major milestone in acquiring the lease of Greyfield Wood from Beenham Investment Group.  We have now raised the £12,000 needed to fund the transfer and have now closed our funding appeal webpage via The Good Exchange.  Our enterprise has been supported by Greenham Trust who match funded the first £5000 of donations. We also received a donation from Englefield Charitable Trust and a grant from Beenham Parish Council. Two local businesses have supported us with over £2000 of donations and we have received £2650 from local residents. We very much appreciate the very generous support  shown to our project by local charities, businesses and individuals. The directors of both companies are now busy preparing for the transfer and hope to be able to complete by early summer. Meanwhile, if you would like to become a member of Greyfield Wood Community Interest  Company  help us safeguard our woods for the future, please download application form from here

News: March '21

  For several years Beenham Investment Group (BIG) directors have been considering if the long term  management of Greyfield Wood would be better served by a different type of organisation, given our clear commitment to managing the woods as a community asset. On 23rd September 2020 Greyfield Wood Community Interest Company (the CIC) was incorporated at Companies House. We then set about forming a board of directors (three of which are also directors of BIG) to get the CIC up and running. Meanwhile the directors of BIG asked its shareholders for agreement to allow the transfer of the lease to the CIC, once the CIC was able to settle BIG's outstanding liabilities. BIG shareholders voted overwhelmingly in  favour of the transfer of the lease in January 2021 and BIG have brought back over 60% of the original shares issued 25 years ago at the original price of £1 per share. We knew there would be a shortfall in available cash and therefore launched a fund-raising  appeal, via The Good

Videoblog: Planting for the future

Replanting native broadleaf trees in former Conifer plantations is a key aim of our management plan, scroll to  arrow (below) to see a short slide show with a commentary.