Up to 200 acres of woodland and wildlife sites in the
Statutory Forest are to be transfered/sold to the
Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC) by
the Forestry Commission for current and future
industrial and residential development by the FoDDC.
There are a number of different ways you can help to Save Our Woods.
Connect with other people in your area on the Save Our Woods Forum and start your own local campaign.
Check out the Hands Off Our Forest – Save the Forest of Dean website which is packed with information that can help you to get your own local campaign up and running.
1. Spread The Word
It is important that as many people as possible become involved in helping to protect our forests. Speak to family, friends, colleagues, teachers, grandmas, grandads, neighbours about the plans. They can take an active interest too and get involved with the campaign but they can’t unless they know about it!
Getting more people involved is one of the most effective ways to help the campaign.
2. Sign The Petition
Please sign the online petition hosted by 38 Degrees and use every opportunity to encourage your family, friends, colleagues, etc to do so. You can use the button on the right of the page or this link to do so http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/save-our-forests.
3. Write To Your MP
You can find out more about your local MPs and contact them directly by visiting: http://www.theyworkforyou.com.
You can also email your MP directly through: http://www.writetothem.com
Once you have found out who your MP is, you can use the information on either website to contact them either by letter, email or telephone. It shouldn’t matter which method you use.
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