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September 2021 | Posted on Friday, September 3, 2021

The group activities are beginning to return to normality. The next meeting will be the group AGM at 7:30pm on 29th September in the Village Hall, NG15 8FB. This will be followed with a social meeting and update on the LIDAR project which is being undertaken.

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Moor Pond Woods are located between Papplewick, Hucknall and Linby, close to the B683 and B6011. The woods are important for their wildlife and archaeology.

The site was developed by the Robinson family in the late 18th century as a system to supply water to their cotton mills. Today the woods are owned by the Co-operative and managed, in partnership, by Nottinghamshire County Council and the Friends of Moor Pond Woods. It is a haven for wildlife – including invertebrates, amphibians, birds, bats, fungi and flowers.

In 1999, Papplewick Parish Council agreed to mark the Millennium by developing the site as a valuable permanent recreational resource to be used by local people.

Now, more than 20 years later, much has been achieved – thanks to the generous financial support of various groups, and the hard work of community volunteers
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