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Rallying call to restore Keresley Jubilee Wood to its former glory in time for Queen's Platinum celebration

Tristan Harris 19th Jan, 2022 Updated: 20th Jan, 2022

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to return Keresley Jubilee Wood to its former glory in time for this year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Coun Matthew Dille and other Keresley Parish Councillors are leading the drive which will start with a monthly community litter pick on January 30.

Coun Dille, who is organising the maintenance, thanked Coun Nukey Proctor for the preparing the parish litter picking sessions which will take place at different locations in the area.

The Platinum Jubilee Wood is the first of many.

The first ‘day of action’ session has been planned to take place from 10am to 3pm on February 12 where much-needed maintenance will be carried out.

Parish councillors and volunteers will be supported by Coventry City Council’s Park Rangers, who will provide guidance, tools and PPE.

The three-hectare wood in Watery Lane was created to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 but it is currently in an unkempt condition and strewn with rubbish.

Coun Dille said: “I think it is fair to say that the wood is lacking some of the care and attention it deserves and would be fantastic to have it in good shape in time to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

“For both of these sessions, we are now looking for volunteers to help us on the day and for future sessions to make a real difference.

“We hope both of the Friends of Keresley Parish events will be both a real success and the first of many.”

Those interested in being part of the rubbish collection next Sunday should visit the‘Friends of Keresley Parish – Monthly Litter Pick’ Facebook page.

Anyone wanting to be part of the maintenance group can check out ‘Keresley Jubilee Wood Action Day’ on Facebook.

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