Tag Archives: Community groups

Stories from the Campaigner’s Postbag

We love to hear from our supporters – each month we receive hundreds of messages about concerns for locally cherished woods and trees which come under threat from the bulldozer.  If you are worried about a tree or a wood … Continue reading

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Long grass, leadership and ‘Big Society’ Forestry

Wednesday 29th January was one of the bleakest weather days in London you could imagine. One where it scarcely got light and the rain poured down all day. The intended mood of the National Forestry Stakeholder Forum however, was in … Continue reading

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Assets of Community Value – the first step making it work for woodland

Great news from a community group in Northumberland! Our Project Development Manager, Philippa Borrill, has just received an update from the local group she has been working with. The local community have worked hard and been successful in having the … Continue reading

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Expect fireworks on Halloween this year

As the High Speed Rail Preparation Bill, the legislation that paves the way for the controversial HS2 scheme, passes to Report Stage in the Commons this week, Government Affairs Officer Steve Mulligan provides our take on the Bill’s passage and … Continue reading

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Stories from the Campaigner’s Postbag

No day is the same for the Woodland Trust Campaigns postbag.  Received are a mixture of queries, notifications, musings and general creativity! From requests for advice on threats to local woodland to inspired campaigning poetry the postbag can turn up … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Offsetting – lose a wood, gain a wood

Where should any new habitat go? The fundamental principle underpinning the concept of biodiversity offsetting is that when a planning decision is made that involves loss of habitat, there will be compensatory habitat created or restored somewhere else. But (putting … Continue reading

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Please have YOUR say on the Lobbying Bill

I’m sure most of you will have seen the negative press surrounding the Government’s misguided Transparency of Lobbying Bill – or the “gagging bill” as it has come to be referred as. If enacted in its current form, this legislation … Continue reading

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