I was very concerned when the UK Government decided in 2010 to sell off England's public forests and relieved when the power of half a million people objected caused the Government to U-turn and keep the forests in public ownership.
The Government has set up a survey that will inform a new ‘management body’that will look after
England's publicly owned woods. The Woodland Trust is one of the stakeholder organisations that have been asked to respond to the 15 questions the survey poses. They are keen to make sure that their response includes the views of the general public on the important issues this raises, such as:
what you thinkthe new body should and shouldn't do?
Who should be part of it? And
Where should the money come from to keep your woods thriving and free to enjoy?
The Government's survey closes on Sept 25th. Tell the Woodland Trust what you think by 18th September so your views are included in ourofficial response to the Government'slatest plans.
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