Refurbishment 2006
Wellow Village | Nottinghamshire
Refurbishment project 2006
I n 2006 a further problem with an adjacent stretch of the dam bank was identified and it was decided once more to retain Willowbank for the professional work needed. Toftholders' funding partner on this occasion was Sherwood Forest Trust (SFT), a partnership of organisations formed in 1995 who share the common goal of restoring the heritage of Sherwood Forest. SFT is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The grant from the Sherwood Forest Trust paid for the whole professional repair, and Thoresby Colliery Angling Club arranged for the back-filling, with clay donated by a Toftholder. Their work contributed to the Toftholders' required half-share of project costs (because the grant was under 'matched funding' provisions, Toftholders needed to contribute an equivalent sum either in money, time or materials to the SFT grant). With the enthusiastic support of SFT, it was agreed that Toftholders would produce another booklet about Wellow and its heritage, and, as before, deliver a copy free of charge to each household in Wellow. The final part of the Toftholders, input was the update of the village website to include the 2006 project. All the above action has now been completed on schedule.
Sherwood Forest Trust
Wellow Village
The Wellow Village Website