A PROJECT to improve an area of woodland in the heart of Bracknell is calling for more volunteers to join its ranks.

The Bracknell Forest Natural History Society has been commandeering a series of volunteer working parties to improve the woodland between Nightingale Crescent and Firlands since January.

Working alongside Bracknell Forest Council’s landscape contractor and a number of volunteers, the group has created a woodland footpath, reduced a number of brambles, holly and scrub to create woodland glades, and removed a quantity of fly-tipped rubbish, litter and dumped garden waste.

The last session before the bird nesting season starts takes place this Saturday (17). As well as tidying up, the group will be planting native woodland trees and shrubs, provided by The Woodland Trust. The group will then resume their work in September, when they will start to plant bulbs and spring flowers.

A spokesperson for the group said: “We are immensely grateful to our hard-working volunteers - particularly local residents, who have given us their wholehearted support and help over this first period.”

Anyone who would like to get involved in the project should email Ray Hodges on bfnhspublicity@outlook.com. For more details visit www.bfnathistsoc.org.uk.