The long term future of Bishops Wood environmental education centre has been secured thanks to Worcestershire County Council handing over the running of it to Field Studies Council (FSC). The centre stands in the grounds of the National Grid substation at Crossway Green and representatives of all three organisations met yesterday to celebrate the hand over.
Centre Manager Gill Frankling commented “It was great to see people from the three organisations and take a moment to acknowledge and reflect on the hard work that has gone into making the transition as smooth as possible”
Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Localism and Communities said: "This transfer is fantastic news for the long term sustainability of Bishop's Wood. It provides another example of how services can be transferred to save taxpayers' money, while still keeping robust and thriving services available for local communities."
Moving forward in partnership with FSC Ian Glover, Environmental Sustainability Manager at National Grid commented “National Grid is very excited about this new partnership at Bishops Wood. FSC brings an abundance of experience and expertise that will add new value to both to the Bishops Wood Centre and the Environmental Education Centre Network as a whole.”
FSC’s Chief Executive also looked towards the future: “We are delighted to be working with Bishops Wood Centre not only to protect the Centre’s long term future but also to widen the opportunities for local people, and those travelling from further afield, to learn about and be inspired by the natural world”