Army Trainees on Millmoor Common

A window in the rainfall on 21 February made it possible for 20 Army Trainees form Pirbright Barracks to assist with clearing the 4th wood on Millmoor Common. This area next to the river is now accessible for local folks. Some of the trees have been pruned and all cut wood has been stacked for wild life habitats. Millmoor is an SNCI site in Old Woking with wild flower meadows, tree copses and a large pond. It is one of 6 areas, including road side verges and traffic islands around Woking provided by the Council and their contractors Serco.

“Having young soldiers join us learning skills and providing much needed community support is a joy” said Norman Johns, lead volunteer organiser for the site. Further details are on the Woking Biodiversity Group link. The next work parties are at St Johns Lye 15 March and 20 March ( Army will be joining us again on this date). Next Millmoor date is 22 March. If you would like to join us in our field activities please drop us an email on

Some of the Army Trainees at work

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