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We welcome new members who pay £150 per household a year to access Axewoods and all the benefits that brings, contact us below to find out more!

Axewoods operates on the basis of exchanging the woodland management service for wood from the managed woodland. We then use that wood to help our members and other people who struggle to keep warm through our Log Bank. However, as any other organisation we have costs associate with running our services, such as insurance, training, purchase of machinery and tools, fuel and website maintenance etc.

Over one in eight households in Devon are in fuel poverty (12.95%), which is higher than in the South West (12.16%), local authority comparator group (10.26%), and England (10.56%) rates. Levels of fuel poverty Devon are the highest in the local authority comparator group.

East Devon has a high proportion of elderly people, employment opportunities are limited and wages low for younger people in work – all factors that add to local fuel poverty. As this is a rural area, many properties have no access to gas mains supply and use expensive prepayment electricity. Whilst some households are equipped with multi-fuel or log burning stoves, many struggle to buy the wood for burning, often resorting to burning unsuitable timber and other materials.

This can cause damage that is expensive to repair. Buying dry, split and seasoned logs is expensive – whilst felling, collecting and processing timber is dangerous and often physically impossible for individuals, especially the elderly.

Some of the ways that you can support us are by donating:






Safety & Other Equipment

Contact us now to see how you can get involved and help us fight fuel poverty in Devon.

Projects that have been funded:

Project 1

We are helping East Devon Countryside Service clear their Knapp Copse site and prepare for us to share the space with them.

Project 2

The East Devon Log Bank was launched yesterday.. Ribbon was cut by Claire Wright our Devon County Councillor…

Project 3

A great start to the new season at Core Copse – a Forestry Commission woodland near Ottery St Mary.

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