Our April 2017 Newsletter (Issue 207), introduced many readers to the project called Brickmakers Wood which includes the WWII Romney buildings (large Nissen-hut structures), and clay scarp woodland between the rear of  Suffolk New College and Alexandra Park.

Brickmakers Wood manager Jo Brooks is trying to find out if local people would benefit from spending some private time in the Eden Rose Coppice Trust woodlands in Sudbury and Ipswich, if they are feeling anxious about returning to the 'new normal'. To this end, an online survey will take three minutes to complete. Brickmakers Wood, near the foot of Back Hamlet, could offer private indoor parking, as well as vigorous cleaning methods undertaken in between booked slots at all their sites:-


This access would be particularly beneficial to those people who have been shielding during the Covid-19 lockdown and those people who are anxious about leaving their homes as society, businesses and facilities are gradually opening up once again (with appropriate distancing and hygiene measures).

It is now widely recognised that all sorts of people can benefit from spending some time in, and engaging with, natural surroundings and green spaces: the textures, colours, sounds and smells of plants, ponds, creatures and woodland. Whether relaxing, strolling or doing light gardening jobs in complete privacy, visitors gain strength and confidence from a visit to the woods.

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