Puzzle Wood project picks up pace

Puzzle Wood project picks up pace

February 2009 meeting

SINGLETON Parish Council heard at its February meeting that a range of plans are now underway at Puzzle Wood – once a Victorian delight which, in recent years, has been neglected and become overgrown. Speaking at the meeting, held on Thursday, 12th February, was project co-ordinator Dave Kay, who told the Council:

  • – Singleton School pupils have designed two glades, in opposing corners and with a suggestion for a boggy area;
  • – The school’s head teacher, Sandra Foulkes, is to write a letter in support of the Council’s application for grant funding for the project;
  • – Hundreds of Spring bulbs have been donated by Jim Pawson;
  • – Parish councillor and Fylde councillor Maxine Chew has donated enough bark chippings for a path 100m by 1m, plus weed suppressant;
  • – George Loftus has offered to relay the rear hedge;
  • – Parish councillor Bob Gallagher has donated safety equipment for the volunteers working on the project, and has negotiated a low skip hire;
  • – Singleton Trust has donated £100.

Dave is now ordering 100m of mixed hedging for £231+VAT, which is being paid by the Council until the project’s grant funding is available. The Council is also paying the £50 for skip hire.

The Council is writing letters to nearby residents to ask them to stop walking dogs in the wood to avoid disturbing work in progress. (Dogs are banned from the wood, which is private property.)

Welcome pack
CLLR MAXINE CHEW showed her ideas for a welcome pack for newcomers to the parish. The pack contains leaflets and newsletters from the Council, church, school, police, and borough council. Councillors’ suggestions included a list of local events and groups. Cllr Sallyanne Ward-Davies is to develop the pack further.