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Free Advice Event
16 April Plumpton College at Flimwell
Speakers from.
Batcheller Monkhouse, permitted development, do my buildings qualify? And BPS advice.
East Sussex Country Council, business grants and loans.
Catchment Sensitive Farming.
Forestry Commission.
RAMSAK. machinery rings
Sprint Fuels, renewable solutions.
WARR Partnership, LEADER funding update.
High Weald AONB, grants and advice
Woodland Trust -ancient woodland advice.
Machinery demonstrations including biomass boiler
Book your free place now.
Day includes light lunch. 9.30 - 3.00pm
Claire Gammon. gammonc@plumpton.ac.uk
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Training for rurally located businesses, not just land based. Courses include: Forestry and Land Management, Chainsaw use, domestic and professional, Generating Income from Coppice Woodland, Hedgelaying, Charcoal Making, Shingle Making and Introduction to Green Woodworking. Business and IT training available too, please enquire for details.
The professional qualification courses below take place at Flimwell TN5 7PR
Level 2 Brush-Cutter Operation Level 2 
17 July
CS30-31 Professional Chain Saw User
11-15 May and 27 - 31 July
Build an Oak Timber Frame Building 5 day course, hands on using traditional methods, working in a small team 1 - 5 June
NPTC Award Level 2 Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue
8- 22 June
NPTC Award Level 3 Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free Fall Techniques
6 - 8 July
ECP First Aid Outdoors - 3 June

Our popular and really useful £25 woodland orientated training mornings July 2015. See www.foodfarmingforestry.co.uk.
These courses are ideal if you are new to woodland ownership or thinking of applying for grants from the Forestry Commission. The RHI is now offering grants for domestic users of woodfuel heating.

Gift Tokens for presents.
Don't forget you can buy gift tokens for courses run by Plumpton College, part or full payment of a course.
These make a wonderful and memorable present. Please contact Claire Gammon on 01580 879547 or email claire.gammon@plumpton.ac.uk for more details.
There are a number of exciting new courses for 2015, willow garden structures, gate hurdles, willow hurdles, trug making and more...

WoodNet connects timber growers and wood users in South East England, encouraging working practices that help growers to sell their wood profitably while caring for the environment.  WoodNet publishes an on-line WoodLots Directory and in partnership with Plumpton College runs training courses and events at the Woodland Enterprise Centre.

Latest Courses & Events »  (20 events)

Introduction to Chainsaw Use and Maintenance and Cross Cutting for the Domestic User

Thurs 23 April '15   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: Alex Livingstone
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Felling Small Trees

Fri 24 April '15   9am - 4.30pm
With: Alex Livingstone
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Introduction to Green Woodworking

Thurs 7 May '15   10am - 4.30pm
With: John Waller
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2322 listings)

Wanted Standing Oak, Ash, Beech,also other Mixed Hardwoods Wanted Oak for beaming, planking, and other species for firewood. Good prices paid for standing, or roadside if grades are good. Can arrange own collection.
(22/09/14) Surrey
Contact: Craig Ketley, Surrey Forestry
T: 01483 285951
M: 07768 034538
Mobile Sawmilling Lucas 10/30 sawmill and operator for hire. Any size tree converted to lumber. Specialising in bad access trees in back gardens or woodland, dimensional lumber for construction and flooring and wide slabs up to 5ft. Fast production mill. No job too big or small, competitive rates.
Anywhere within 150 miles of Milton Keynes
(07/03/14) Winslow, Bucks
Contact: James Betteress
M: 07760 263686


Further your forestry career with NPTC Level 2 training Brushcutting. CS30-31 Professional Chainsaw

brush cutter and chainsaw training

NPTC Level 2 Brush Cutter Operation.17 April. Course full, new date 17 July. Apply now to secure your place.
CS30-31 Professional Chainsaw - 5 day course to gain your ticket. 11 - 15 May Flimwell. 
Please contact Claire Gammon, Plumpton College at Flimwell for more information. Telephone 01580 879547 or email claire.gammon@plumpton.ac.uk  

A new app-based field guide from the Forestry Commission has been launched to help identify almost 100 tree and shrub seedlings under one year old that are commonly found in British woods and forests. Visit http://www.forestry.gov.uk/news for more information













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