Sunday, 20 February 2011

Reprieve for England's Forests!

Congratulations to the government for listening to the howls of protest about proposals to sell off forest estate!  The Forestry Commission has stated that the consultation on the future of public forest estate in England has been halted. Their web site says 'it is clear that people cherish their forests and woodlands and the benfits they bring' and admits that the proposal to sell off forests with the risk that public access might be curtailed has not met with public approval and is a 'wrong turn'. It is refreshing to find a public body willing to admit that they have had their minds changed by public opinion. The Woodland Trust is now asking people to go on campaigning to save ancient forests.

Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign!

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