The Outdoor Learning Centre Project took yet another another step forward this month with volunteers clearing and hand digging the Centre grounds.
Thanks to the £15,000 funding boost from The Hills Group Limited and Touchstone Residential and other funds raised access roadways and levelling has been contracted to begin during the school holidays. However Local Government Planning Conditions required hand digging and vegetation clearance in case of slow worms or other small mammals in the area. This work could have potentially cost the project some nine thousand pounds but has been saved thanks to volunteers from Lloyds Bank, Royal Wootton Bassett School and the local community.
Rosie Berry Secretary of the Rowdeford Charity Trust and one of the volunteers said, ‘We still have to raise in excess of £300,000 to enable the full works of creating our Outdoor Learning Centre but these works will open up the area for the children to use. The Trust is extremely grateful to everyone who turned out to help, we all had a great time and in the process began transforming the site !”