NCFed Charcoal Officer, Jim Bettle, was responsible for a great piece in Reader’s Digest magazine recently. This will be of interest to any charcoal producer and potential buyer of charcoal – https://www.readersdigest.co.uk/lifestyle/environment/why-you-should-buy-sustainable-charcoal
There are still tickets remaining for the NCFed gathering and pre-gathering courses. Once in a blue moon it happens up north, & this year is that year!
More info & bookings at: https://ncfed.org.uk/members/agm2023/
***** NCFed is also looking to recruit new Directors & a new Secretary.
(Role descriptions & application form below)
The Director role (there is more than one place available) is undertaken on a voluntary basis, but is crucial in guiding the direction of the organisation and making decisions on behalf of you – NCFed’s members. NCFed is really starting to make some waves in the woodland management/forestry sphere and, as it grows, so to does the need for new Directors to step forward and take a role in shaping the future of the coppicing industry. Applicants will need to be nominated by their affiliated group (nomination form is below). If you are interested, please complete the below form and return it to [email protected]before 6th October 2023.
The NCFed Secretary does not need to become a Director and the position is paid. If you, or anyone you know, are interested in applying, please express your interest to [email protected]before 6th October 2023.
Dan Sumner is leading this with support of Coppice Association North West, Lake District Planning Board, Cumbria Woodlands, Rusland Horizons, and the Arthur Ransome Society. The burn is to be a 50th year celebration of the filming of the Swallows and Amazons film visit to the charcoal burners as well as the making of the Mike Dow film “The Charcoal Burners of High Furness” with Jack Allonby and Bill Norris and the David Jones book photographs of Jack Allonby and Bill Norris burn all at this site.
There is no money in it but all are welcome to attend any part of it.
Please contact Dan directly if you want to come or for more information.
[email protected] / 015394 37844.