Film made to debut work at Foundry Wood - The Leamington Observer

Film made to debut work at Foundry Wood

Laura Kearns 21st Feb, 2018   0

FOUNDRY Wood in Leamington is making its film debut to showcase its work.

The woodland off Princes Drive lay abandoned for more than 50 years, but since 2012 has been tended by volunteers who have transformed it into a wildlife and well-being haven.

It is now used to host community health and wellbeing activities held by local volunteer group Arc, which says its motto is ‘transforming spaces, transforming people’.

The film features drone shots of the two acre woodland, and also introduces the group’s ecotherapy service – which provides weekly sessions for those with mental health problems.

The footage was produced with the help of lottery-funded project Making Local Woods Work.

Project manager Norman Dancy said: “We were thrilled to see Foundry Wood come to life on the small screen. It is a fantastic example of what can be achieved in small, forgotten woodland spaces.

“To see Foundry Woods evolve into a place which brings the community together and improves the natural environment for the town is truly heartening.”

Director Kristie Naimo features in the film and said it was to see Foundry Wood on film.

She also called on anyone interested in getting involved to become a volunteer or join a group.

“We have a huge range of activities aimed at all age ages including singing, craft skills and pizza making.

“We are also always looking for more volunteers and hold a monthly volunteer day in the woods for those looking for a fun and active few hours to meet new people and contribute to a beautiful community resource.”

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