Anybody who went down to Crick Jubilee Wood on Saturday had a big surprise - a Teddy Bears’ picinic to mark the wood’s grand opening.
The 12-acre site, which was used for grazing livestock for many years, is being turned into a recrecreational area which will include woodland, a wild flower meadow, a“wetland” area with ponds, and and an area where children can learn more about wildlife.
The community project is being funded by, among others, Crick Parish Council, Daventry District Council and the Forestry Commission.
Around 7,000 trees have been planted while preserving views of the church spire in Crick and Cracks Hill Beacon.
Steve Lassman, chairman, Crick Jubilee Wood committee, said: “Crick Jubilee Wood has been created by volunteers from our local community as an asset for all to enjoy.”
Cutting the ribbon at the opening were Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Roger Lowe, chairman of Crick Parish Council, and local schoolchildren.