Charlecote Park woodland garden opens

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 Emily Smith explores in Charlecote’s new woodland garden.  © National Trust/Nick White

The newly restored woodland garden at Charlecote Park has been officially opened by two of the National Trust property’s veteran volunteers.  A new willow sculpture for children by renowned artist Rachel Carter was also unveiled at the event.

The woodland garden restoration was the first step in a four year garden restoration plan and included laying new paths, replacing benches, planting hundreds of new plants and commissioning a new water feature.  Wherever possible, local craftspeople were commissioned to make the new features. 

The gardens and parkland at Charlecote Park, near Stratford, were radically altered when

Fouling is a Red Card Offence

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DF50A3BD-AD31-7160-5BCE020B4495C619Cherwell District Council is aiming to cut dog fouling in the district by supporting National Poop Scoop Week arranged by the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust.

The awareness week will run from Monday, 11 June to Sunday, 17 June, when dog owners will be urged to “bag it and bin it”.

Schools across Oxfordshire are also being urged to show their support for Dogs Trust and its Poop Scoop campaign by ‘Putting their Paws up for Poop