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Wingus-dingus

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Hi Everyone

Not GP related but affects anyone who enjoys the outdoors. I don't normally pass on this sort of thing but this could affect us all so please have a quick read as this is important we could all loose something very special.

Remember what the Great Storm in 1987 did to the forests in Southern England, the films of the flattened trees were so sad, but they have regenerated and the storm made us appreciate them all the more - this could be so much worse and there would be no way back.

Andree x


"The government wants to sell off more than half of our national forests to private firms. This could mean ancient woodlands are chopped down and ruined. Wildlife would have to make way for Centre Parcs style holiday villages, golf courses and commercial logging.

We need to stop these plans. Ancient forests like The Forest of Dean and Sherwood Forest are national treasures - once they are gone, they will be lost forever.

Don't let private companies chop down our woodland.
Protect trees for the conservation of wildlife and the enjoyment of the public"

Click on the link to sign a petition and pass this e'mail onto others

I've just signed this petition to support the save our forests petition. The more of us take part, the stronger the message will be.

Please sign the petition now:

http://www.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-forests

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is there not something like english heritage down south ? I'm surprised that the likes of sherwood forest (come on it must be the best known forest in the UK) could be sold off just to make a little money.

i know around here they do cut down the trees in sections but are replanted quickly and allowed to grow back
 

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Have heard about this,apparantly they are also looking at selling off some National trust sites.This government will stop at nothing to save money.
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Doeylicious

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Official statement from the DEFRA website

http://ww2.defra.gov.uk/news/2010/11/11/mythbusters-national-parks/

As it says, the majority of the UK's national parks are privately owned and cannot be sold off by the government as they don't own them. An example is The New Forest in Hampshire which is actually owned by The Crown (so her madge) and managed by the Forestry Commission and others.

4. Who owns the National Park?

The Forestry Commission manages just under 50% of the National Park (25,800 hectares in total) on behalf of the Crown. Other organisations that own or manage land within the Park include the County Council, the District Council, the Parish Councils, the National Trust, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Natural England, the private estates and private landowners. The National Park Authority does not own or manage any land.
The National Trust is also a registered charity who receive no government funding, and thus the government doesn't own their managed sites either, so can't sell them off.
 

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Official statement from the DEFRA website

http://ww2.defra.gov.uk/news/2010/11/11/mythbusters-national-parks/

As it says, the majority of the UK's national parks are privately owned and cannot be sold off by the government as they don't own them. An example is The New Forest in Hampshire which is actually owned by The Crown (so her madge) and managed by the Forestry Commission and others.

4. Who owns the National Park?

The Forestry Commission manages just under 50% of the National Park (25,800 hectares in total) on behalf of the Crown. Other organisations that own or manage land within the Park include the County Council, the District Council, the Parish Councils, the National Trust, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Natural England, the private estates and private landowners. The National Park Authority does not own or manage any land.
The National Trust is also a registered charity who receive no government funding, and thus the government doesn't own their managed sites either, so can't sell them off.
 

aalur

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Official statement from the DEFRA website

http://ww2.defra.gov.uk/news/2010/11/11/mythbusters-national-parks/

As it says, the majority of the UK's national parks are privately owned and cannot be sold off by the government as they don't own them. An example is The New Forest in Hampshire which is actually owned by The Crown (so her madge) and managed by the Forestry Commission and others.



The National Trust is also a registered charity who receive no government funding, and thus the government doesn't own their managed sites either, so can't sell them off.
Thanks, thats good to know :...:)
 
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