Friends of Speckled Wood Management Trust

Registered Charity Number: EW02913
East Sussex

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    Entrance to Speckled Wood from Frederick Road.

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    Children from a nearby School playing and learning in Speckled Wood

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    One of the events for under 5's run by the Local Schools and the Trust



“Making a better future for our children, today”

Established in 2012 The Friends of Speckled Wood is an HMRC Registered Charity and Trust set up to restore a disused Woodland and enhance the value of nature in our local children. Our children’s emersion in the Nature is vital and will help the wellbeing of our whole community.

Speckled Wood, Hastings is a Community Asset used by the surrounding population. Wood, Hastings ,The area was part of a public open space given to the public in the General Management Plan 1930. 

Our aims and the future we're building

The aims of the Trust and Charity are simply to obtain the Speckled Wood, Estate for the benefit of the Community and Schools which use it daily as a recreational resource, and to travel safely to one of the three schools in the area. To achieve this we need funding to purchase the land from multiple owners. This is slowly becoming a reality as the cost of the land will fall with this decision process, which is currently happening!

Our long term vision is to place the idea the RSPCA has had with its centres into this woodland providing a classroom and toilet that can be accessed by schools as a central hub. This would be an area of retreat from the woodland in inclement weather whilst providing desperately needed toilets for the community. The School room could be built locally by Academy children as part of their course materials funded from the local community and local premium business.  The Woodland is a vibrant area full of blossoming nature which can readily be explored. 

What can you do?

All the children of our local area and the Friends of Speckled Wood really appreciate your help and it’s not just money we are looking for! We’re always looking for people to come on board. Why not help practically?  We are always looking for help with our events, and help in the Woodland making it a better place. There are so many ways you can help and every bit enables us get closer to achieving our goals!

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Contact Us

Friends of Speckled Wood Management Trust 15 Valley Side Road
Ore Village

East Sussex
TN35 5AD

Friends of Speckled Wood Management Trust News

Is the Hastings Development Managment Plan Real

Date posted: 30 Dec 2015

The Charity Chairman issues tribunal papers with the ICO in regard to the missing Hastings Development Managment Plan authenticated real papers.… Read More»

Amber Rudd MP is petitioned to take Natural England to Parliamentary Ombudsman

Date posted: 18 Jun 2015

The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who is our MP has now been petitioned to take forward a complaint in regard Natural England’s handling of Part of the Speckled Wood Estate in Hastings. The Friends of Speckled Wood Management Trust & HMRC Charity has asked for their local MP to sign the paperwork to allow the Parliamentary Ombudsman to investigate Natural England in regard to two complaints. The first complaint is regarding their complaint procedure and the second is regarding the advice given to the police by one of their wildlife officers.… Read More»

Friends of Speckled Wood have been working with Charity Choice.

Date posted: 31 Mar 2015

Friends of Speckled Wood have been working with Charity Choice to enable the Public to Donate to Save Speckled Wood, Hastings. It is the only true way to save this location. The Charity & Trust are hoping that this will be successful as it is hoping a classroom can be provided if the land can be secured to allow wet school access to the woodland.… Read More»

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