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Find out what’s been happening recently

There are so many things happening in the Land of Oak & Iron at the moment, our partners are delivering a huge variety of exciting projects and planning so much more. Our regular Woodland Volunteer Teams have been as busy as ever, this week they welcomed volunteers from NHS Business Services Authority who braved the wet… Read more

Congratulations to our grant recipients!

Over £28,500 has now been awarded to local groups and organisations within Land of Oak & Iron, to support them in bringing heritage to the heart of our communities!  Projects have covered a diverse range of activities such as intergenerational photography and film making, traditional willow fence making, research into local heritage, improving disabled access, bird ringing… Read more

Chopwell WoodFest Register Today!

Chopwell WoodFest is Land of Oak & Iron’s exciting heritage festival to be held in Chopwell Wood on Sunday 9th July. We will have a marquee for information stands by local groups and small craft type businesses and plenty of outdoor pitches for any organisations that needs more space to sell their products or run… Read more

Forging Ahead May 2017 – Land of Oak & Iron Newsletter

The Spring 2017 edition of our newsletter has updates on some of our successes as the programme completes its first year. These include our tree planting project with the Woodland Trust near Allensford, a spotlight on our volunteers and the amazing events they have helped to run and much more. It is still available if… Read more

Still time to apply for a grant!

The Land of Oak & Iron Community Grants are here to help bring the wonderful heritage of our area to life for local people, living in our communities. So far Land of Oak & Iron has supported nine projects, including Digital Voices who are bringing young and older people together to find old photos, spark… Read more

Book now for Land of Oak & Iron’s Local Groups Forum!

Land of Oak & Iron’s (LOI) first Local Groups Forum is being held on Saturday 1st April and will offer community groups and organisations an opportunity to find out how LOI can help and support them. It will also be a great way to meet other groups and promote their own activities. Full details of… Read more

Community Grants Programme

The next round of the Land of Oak & Iron Community Grants is now open with a deadline for applications of 28th April 2017. Grants are available to community groups and organisations, including schools, parish councils and Community Interest Companies, of between £500 – £2,000 for projects which bring the heritage of the beautiful Land… Read more

Heritage Centre Wins Heritage Lottery Grant

The Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre is close to reaching its fundraising target after being awarded a £656,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant. The Heritage Centre, which is to be built at Winlaton Mill, will be a community hub, providing a tourist attraction for visitors, exhibitions and interpretation about the fascinating local heritage,… Read more

Free tree planting for schools

The Woodland Trust are offering a week of free tree planting sessions for primary schools at their new woodland, Bale Hill Wood, near Allensford. The sessions are absolutely free, children will learn how to plant trees and the sessions will include links to the curriculum. As an incentive to get involved they are also offering… Read more

Life Stories Training in Gateshead

We are still looking for people who would like to take part in some free oral history training, in return they will be asked to help at one of the first workshops recording other people’s memories. The training is over two days, 12th and 26th January (both days must be attended) and will be held… Read more