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Registered Charity No: 1115617 


The Friends group began in August 2004 when a small

group of volunteers were invited by one of the Rangers

to help with the maintenance of the Country Park.  As

numbers grew we formed committee, wrote our own

constitution and became a registered charity in

September 2005.


 Rayne Station August 2009: The Friends get together for a reunion with Nigel. The reunion was arranged to site a new bench with his name on at Gatewoods pond in Rayne. It is planned to erect  a new interpretation board there with details of the changes that have taken place and the wildlife that can be seen in the area.

We set out to bring together local, like-minded people

keen to keep active and with an interest in the

outdoors and conservation who want to maintain and

improve the environement for the benefit of everybody

in the community.

 Those aims continue to apply today!


 July 2009 We are still going strong! Following a work party at Tarecroft wood clearing footpaths and litter picking the Volunteers pose with Rangers Tom and Claire for the end of term photo.


(Above)  October 2010 and still going After 7 work parties at Dunmow cutting the task of cutting and raking the wildflower banks is finished for another year!!

 (Above) The restored Halts at Bannister Green and Stane Street completed August 2011


 Breaking news 2/8/2013 - We have just secured a grant from the Big Lottery fund for our project

                               "Involving the wider community in volunteering in the outdoors"        


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