Plea to stop littering, fire lighting and vandalism at Linslade Woods

The Friends of Linslade Woods have expressed concerns about littering, the lighting of fires and vandalism which has taken place at the beauty spot in recent weeks.
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With the current COVID-19 restrictions in force, the Friends have had to suspend their normal programme of activities and are currently unable to carry out their usual maintenance work including litter clearance.

However with spring here and bluebells flowering, the woods are looking more attractive and many people are now taking the opportunity to visit to enjoy the natural beauty.

A spokesman said: “Visitors are always welcome to come to the woods to see and experience the wildlife at any time. Sadly there have been recent worrying reports about the dropping of litter, and about the lighting of fires and damage caused to benches and trees.

Littering at Linslade Woods in 2019Littering at Linslade Woods in 2019
Littering at Linslade Woods in 2019

"The Friends’ Group are therefore particularly concerned that all visitors take care not to cause any harm during their visits. This means keeping to the marked paths to protect the bluebells and avoiding the dropping of litter or causing any other damage.

“In these difficult times the Friends’ Group feel that it is very important that we all come together to enjoy the woods and to care for and protect the wildlife. We know that is what most people want and it is therefore also important that the woods are not damaged in any way that could spoil other people’s enjoyment or cause any harm to wildlife.”