Celebrating Ruff Wood improvements

Children from Westhead St James Primary school helped celebrate the recent improvements at Ruff Wood last week.

In recent months, the Borough Council has improved pathways; installed new benches; improved signage and introduced a number of chain saw animal carvings into dead wood features within the ancient woodland.

Adrian, who is the local ward councillor for the area, joined the children from the school, council officials and Groundwork staff at the celebration. He said, “The improvements make the Wood much easier to access for people with mobility difficulties, bringing the enjoyment of this little gem to a greater number of people".

I saw the chainsaw sculptor at work and the carvings he has produced throughout the wood of owls, badgers and the like create a trail to follow. I will be taking my family for a walk there shortly and I would encourage local residents to themselves enjoy the peace and beauty of this place.”

The project was funded from receipts received by the council from new housing developments in the Derby ward.

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