Membership forms to join the Forres Community Woodlands Trust are available at the Hub in Tolbooth Street. The Membership Form can also be uploaded, printed and submitted at the Hub or posted to the Hub. The Hub address is on the Membership form and payment may be made by cheque or internet bank transfer or by setting up a Standing Order. Details of payment methods and how to make your Membership eligible for Gift Aid are on the downloadable membership form.
Annual Membership runs from 1 November to 31 October. Only fully paid up Members can vote at the Annual General Meeting.
Membership Fees were set at the Annual General Meeting in November 2014 as follows:
- Annual Family Membership for two adults and two children under 18 costs £12 – the children do not have the right to vote.
- Annual Single Membership costs £8
- Annual Membership for Concessions is £5
Membership fees and application forms can be submitted at the Hub.
The Trust holds regular work sessions where volunteers clear paths and help maintain the Woodlands. The work parties at Sanquhar Woods will normally take place on the first Saturday of each month with additional work carried out in between when required.
The work parties normally meet at the footpath entrance at Woodside Park. If you have any questions please ring Steve at 674275. Risk Assessments are to be carried out prior to Volunteer Work commencing. Points to consider for a Risk Assessment can be seen here. Instructions for Volunteers who are Clearing Invasive Trees and Shrubs can be read here.
The current Trustees elected or confirmed at the Annual General Meeting on 21 November 2018 are:
- Donald Wright – Chairman
- Gisela MacFarquhar – Secretary
- Donald Wright – Treasurer
- Steve Hull, David MacFarquhar, Dan Puplett, David Rooke, Gareth Wymant
Trustee Meetings are normally held on the last Monday of each month except for July and December when no Meetings are held.
The most recent Trustee meeting was held on 24th February 2020. The Minutes can be seen by clicking on the link below. These Minutes are draft and subject to correction prior to being accepted at the next meeting.