On the 12th April, we teamed up with Kent Wildlife Trust to carry out an access assessment for their Forest in Cromers Corner, Sittingbourne.
Members from Eco Shed and Swale Schools Project walked through the forest and gave advice on what could be improved to ensure that everyone can enjoy the woodland. We wanted to make sure that pathways are wide enough and clearly defined from the borders to make them safe and usable for people using wheelchairs, pushing buggies or using other mobility aids, and for people with visual impairments.
We also looked at the ratio of slopes on the site and advised on where landings would need to be so that the site can be used by wheelchair users.
We have also been exploring how Skillnet can be involved in 'Wooden it be Crafty', a Kent Wildlife Trust programme running workshops using coppiced wood. Watch this space for updates!
If you would like more information on any of the issues or groups in this article, contact the Eco Shed on 01795 438857 or email Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org