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.  Routine maintenance and dealing with weather related damage continues to take place.

The wood is regularly used by villagers and the Basildon CE Primary School for outdoor teaching.

If you would like more details about the trustees and the early management of the charity and history of the wood please click here.

Please contact Anne Dewing on 01491 671266 for further details.