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Thetford Conservation Group

Thetford Conservation Group is being launched in Thetford aiming to give a wide range of people the chance to get close to nature and help look after some of the town’s fantastic green open spaces – which include a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a scheduled ancient monument, two woodlands and large stretches of beautiful riverside.

Thetford Conservation Group will run free activities every Thursday, with a mixture of practical conservation tasks and opportunities to learn more about local natural history. “You don’t have to be physically fit or strong, or have any previous knowledge or experience in order to take part”, said Thetford Town Council’s new Countryside and Planning Officer Mark Webster, who has been running projects like this since 1993, “Anyone over 18 can join in and make a positive difference for local wildlife.”

The group will tackle a wide variety of tasks, from bringing abandoned allotment plots back into use, to helping conserve rare wildflower species on Barnham Cross Common and planting bulbs and trees. Mayor Brenda Canham, who is also Chair of the Town Council’s Amenities, Land and Property Committee, said “We are very lucky in Thetford to have so many wonderful green spaces freely accessible to the public on our doorsteps. This new group will give local people the chance to meet new people and learn new skills, whilst helping to improve our special wildlife habitats.”

To see the dates and details for these events please download the information sheet.

Anyone interested in joining in with any of the group’s activities should contact Mark Webster via 01842 754 247 or


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