A National Heritage

By Weenson Oo on 14:40

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On Thursday the 17 February, Caroline Spelman as Secretary for the environment apologised to members of the house and announced the government's decision not to change the ownership of 258,000 hectacres of state-owned woodland.

In what was the biggest campaign since the government took office which involved public gatherings, advertisements in national newspapers and sustained pressure including use of  social media and over 100,000 emails being sent to members of parliament,  the nation spoke with one voice that Britain's woodlands were a national heritage and it's ownership should remain in public hands. The forests rightly belong to the people.


This is only a beginning since with the Forestry Commission being run down, much of the future of our woodland remains at risk and much action and discussion is needed to ensure the continued well-being of our forests.



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