Joint letter to David Cameron to save our woodland walks

Epping Forest

Woodland walkers in Sherwood Forest

We’ve come together with other organisations to urge David Cameron to create a new public body to manage our woodland in trust for the nation.

Since plans to sell off public woodland were abandoned in in 2011, we’ve been campaigning for a new body to manage our forests. In 2013, the Government promised to do this, but since then, nothing’s happened.

Next week’s Queen’s Speech will outline what laws the Government hopes to pass  in the next year. This is the final opportunity for this Government to save our woodland walks. We’ve come together with other campaigning organisations to push the Government to pass new forestry laws before next year’s General Election.

Today’s open letter to David Cameron, signed by us, the Woodland Trust, the Wildlife Trusts, 38 Degrees, the Confederation of Forest Industries, Our Forests, Save Our Woods and local campaigning groups asks the Government to “take this opportunity, before it is too late, to move beyond the controversies of the past and keep the promises it has made for our forests”

Find out more about our Branch-Out campaign to save our woodland walks.