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Pond Digging Started Today!

Pond Digging Started Today!

The Howe is all about providing an accessible green space for the community, alongside supporting and boosting the land’s value to the natural world. And having a wildlife pond at The Howe has been an ambition for many years. Background to The Ponds Project In the last 100 years the UK has lost over half…

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Student Volunteers

Student Volunteers

Here on The Howe, we love hearing from everyone who'd like to get involved in our work. No matter your age, ability or experience there is always something you can help us with! We're delighted that a number of young people from our community have recently asked to volunteer with us as part of their…

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Hampers – can you help?

Hampers – can you help?

Did you know that the Howe Trust is not only a custodian of the 26 acres of land but that we're also a charity that support local people who are experiencing hardship? This year will be the 4th year that we organise the Christmas Hamper Initiative - a campaign which was inspired by national initiatives…

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News from The Howe

News from The Howe

Sunday's Tree planting Thanks to a lot of last minute effort, and despite an ominous weather forecast in the build up to the weekend, our Tree Planting Day went very well last Sunday! We were only drizzled on a few times and it wasn't too windy so we accomplished a lot with the enthusiasm of…

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A History of The Howe

A History of The Howe

Do you know the history of The Howe? Visitors often ask us how the land came to be owned in trust by the village, so we thought we'd write a quick blog about it! Firstly, the name - 'The Howe' means a ridge, or hog's back, which is a pretty apt description for the hilly…

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Pond – Progress So Far

Pond – Progress So Far

Back in February we announced in the Wheatley village newsletter that we had started to talk to experts about our trustees' long-held wish to create a wildlife pond on The Howe. Well, you'll be pleased to hear that our plans have been progressing nicely over the last six months, and we're slowly getting closer to…

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