The Parish of Great Aycliffe has a high coverage of woodlands of varying age, character and history. Great Aycliffe Town Council manage 3 substantial woodlands within the Parish at Cobblers Hall Plantation, South Agnew Plantation and School Aycliffe Woodland.
The Authority carefully attempts to balance the needs of local residents with that of the local wildlife.
The Town’s woodlands are maintained with the assistance of the Authority’s staff and various community groups. The Town Council’s “Town Pride Team” assists the Environment Officer on a daily basis with routine tasks such as litter collection, winter tree maintenance and summer scrub clearance.
In addition, the Environment Officer works with a group of local volunteers twice weekly on a variety of tasks such as fencing, tree planting, path surfacing, drainage, litter collection and summer scrub management.