Withdean Westdene Woods and Eldred Avenue Copse Keepers (TWEACK)
Together we aim:
the local school use the woods for education
The future of the environment will be in our children's hands after
us. We hope they will enjoy and value the woods too.
information for the local community
To help people to understand why the wood are such a special place.
Everyone can feel that the reserve is theirs to enjoy and respect. You
could join one of the local groups.
access for the less able
Involving the whole community will bring everyone together for better
grassland as a meadow, outdoor classroom and possibly picnic area
With local community involvement management decisions can be better
flora and fauna
With a suitable monitoring programme we can ensure that we are managing
the woods to the benefit of wildlife.
lying dead wood
This provides valuable homes for a variety of fungi, beetles and other
insects which in turn feeds birds such as the greater spotted woodpecker.
The woods were badly damaged in the 1987 storm - many trees have been
replanted and in some areas have been left to regenerate.
and develop appropriate circular footpath routes
The woods provide a valuable refuge for both wildlife and people in
the urban area. The woods are linked by the railway corridor which futher
increases their value.