Today’s edition of the Daily Telegraph features a letter signed by organisations including CONFOR, the Woodland Trust and Our Forests calling on DEFRA’s Secretary of State Owen Paterson to ensure the future of the Forestry Commission’s regulatory and advisory arm, Forest Services, as a separate organisation to take forward the challenges of protecting, improving and expanding England’s woods into the future.
This comes after my previous blog and ahead of next week’s stakeholder meeting to discuss DEFRA and FC’s thinking so far. We’ll keep you posted!
Please let us know what you think below, or comment on my previous post – we will take your views with us to the meeting next week.
Hilary Allison, Policy Director