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Natural Welwyn Garden City – A successful day.

 On 14th March we officially launched both our Centenary Walk and City of Trees projects to the public – to a genuine and enthusiastic response, under the banner Natural Welwyn Garden City. 

The Howard Centre was much busier than we expected. I know the walk team distributed 500 of their leaflets and both teams were really pleased with the interest shown by so many people.

The City of Trees team had their official launch last week at the WGC Horticultural Society when they presented the four new walks in more detail to a packed meeting. 

We were also pleased to reveal the new Sport for All ’torch’ – pictured here with young sculptor Arek, Eric and John. He is a charming and very creative young man and has carefully considered all the elements of the sculpture – having consulted with Alison Ewington on the choice of trees, base inspired by the Shredded Wheat silos and plenty of other features.  

We invited some of our partner associations to join us, and they created a mini village in the South Mall.  This included Herts Orienteering who set up a mini course for people to have a go at orienteering, Woodland and Wildlife Trusts, Rotary, Sherrardspark Wood Wardens, Herts Health Walks, and Countryside Management Services. 

Many of our promotional volunteers joined us again, doing a sterling job handing out souvenir guides and 200 balloons. 

Many congratulations to both Signature Project teams for launching after so many years of incredible work.  The leaflets for the 4 City of Trees walk and the Centenary Walk have been distributed to key destinations around the town, and we will make available to download online.  A

A very successful day and good message  promoting free, natural and healthy outdoor activities.

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The Centenary Walk Organising Team

David Harrison - Part of Centenary Walk Team

David Harrison

Deborah Kirby - Part of Centenary Walk Team

Deborah Kirby

Jan Kitchin

Jan Kitchin

Clare McIntyre - Part of Centenary Walk Team

Clare McIntyre

Diana Walsh - Part of Centenary Walk Team

Diana Walsh

Pat Wells - Part of Centenary Walk Team

Pat Wells

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