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The next FoTF Conservation Event of is on Sunday 18th March.

High Lodge will be CLOSED Monday 12th - Friday 16th March due to essential utilities work. There will be NO access onto the site during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but it has only been recently confirmed that the work is going ahead.

High Lodge is holding a "Forest at Work" Discovery Day on Sunday 25th March from 10:00 (Organised by Friends of Thetford Forest with support from the Forestry Commission). Normal site entry charges to High Lodge apply, but all the "Forest at Work" activities are free.

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General Election Candidate Letter Reply - David Chappell

Below is the reply recieved from David Chappell, Lib Dem PPC (Bury St Edmunds), to the letter to the candidates in the constituencies in or around Thetford Forest Forest issued by the Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF):

I have often walked in Thetford Forest and taken my son to Go Ape.

I am absolutely appalled by the inefficiency that I have seen locally with the Forestry Commission close to Bury St Edmunds and would willingly support a local community seeking to take greater control of Thetford Forest.

I cannot commit to supporting 22 million in funding but I do appreciate that well spent funds generate jobs and income and create income. The only issue I have with the amount is that I may not be in a position to take such a decision. I will, however support efforts to secure this amount if elected and it is demonstrated as being good value for money. I suspect the growing economy will make such choices easier!

So I will support a new Public Forest Management Organisation that is rooted in the community.

I will support but not commit to the recommended funding.

If elected there will be many urgent demands on Parliamentary time and I will have to make a judgement call at the time as to priorities.


David Chappell

Lib Dem PPC Bury St Edmunds

Should you wish to send a personalised message to David Chappell, Lib Dem PPC (Bury St Edmunds), you can do so by clicking here