An Early Day Motion (or EDM) has been tabled by Caroline Lucas MP today at UK parliament, calling for a debate on the future of England’s public forests based on the grass roots statement co-ordinated by Our Forests. The EDM can be accessed here. The statement from grass roots organisations
I conducted a small online survey concerning public attitudes to trees and wood over the Christmas period (December 2011 – January 2012). I collected 83 responses to the survey, which I designed using Survey Monkey. I am the first to admit that the survey had some shortcomings in design, in
Government fails to meet deadline to answer questions on forests disposal proposals. It is over three months since Our Forests sent in its submission seeking answers on the public forest disposal debacle, yet no final response has been provided, despite officials initially telling us, “we will be able to sort
The Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity, were the first NGO to respond to the launch of Our Forests today. In a welcome step Justin Cooke, Ramblers Senior Policy Officer, said: “The more people are involved with the Panel, including scrutinizing and evaluating its work, the more its recommendations will reflect the
England has proportionately the smallest forest area and least state forest resource in Europe yet it is one of the most intensively used
If lined up together, the area of woodlands in England that are potentially moribund would stretch 450 miles in length and five miles wide – the entire length of England.
On Thursday, to coincide with the Government’s abandonment of plans to sell or lease England’s publicly owned forests, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) announced an essay writing competition in The Independent newspaper. The title of the essay is “The future of England’s forests” and FFI are keen to hear the