As part of Bolsover District Council’s (BDC) Community Woodlands Project
the creation of a Community Orchard at Claylands, Whitwell will start with planting a hedgerow.
You are invited to join volunteers on Saturday 26 November and Monday 28 November between 10.00am-3.00pm to help plant whips along the boundary. You will need to wear protective clothing, gardening gloves and bring spades and wheelbarrows if you have them please.
Katherine Church, BDC’s Woodlands Project Officer, will bring along her apple press so if you have any spare apples from your garden please bring them along and apples could be pressed for on-site fresh apple juice too.
Bolsover TV will be visiting the orchard to do a feature on this project.
It would also be good to form an orchard planning and support group with residents involved, so please let the Parish Council know if this would interest you.
Please see the plan below to help you find the orchard, which is the triangle piece of land (points A-D) on the outskirts of the village accessible via a footpath from Claylands Road (point E).