Friends of Emery Down 

Emery Down Wood (between Aldworth Road and Ashampstead Road) was successfully bought by public subscriptions from villagers in 2015 after a charity 'Friends of Emery Down' was set up.

Since then work has been carried out by local volunteers and West Berkshire Countryside volunteers to clear dead wood and thin out crowded saplings. Some planting has also taken place in the wood including snowdrops and a boundary hedge with the adjacent property by the children of Basildon Primary School. Routine maintenance and dealing with weather related damage continues to take place on a regular basis. 

The wood is regularly used by villagers for relaxation and leisure and by Basildon CE Primary School for outdoor teaching.
If you would like more details about the current work in the wood please click here.

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