Tribute to Harry Cook


Harry Cook, who died suddenly last year, was passionate about improving the local environment for the benefit of local communities, schools and local wildlife. He was an inspirational character who, along with his wife, Pat, and the Forest Road Green Belt Gardeners, created and maintained the award winning Forest Road Green Belt, which is enjoyed by the local community on a daily basis. Harry believed that parks and open spaces, regardless of their size, provided the ideal opportunity to bring people of all ages together to enjoy the outdoors, whilst at the same time creating important habitats for wildlife. Harry’s ambition was to have a story telling seat carved from the dead standing oak on the Greenbelt showcasing the flora and fauna that can be found on the site. The idea for the story telling seat followed extensive consultation and wood carving events on the Greenbelt , whereby the local community voted for an outdoor learning space that brought them closer to nature.

Find out how you can contribute towards a bench in Harry Cook’s name below….