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Nightjar Evenings Tuesdays 25 June and 2 July 2019, 8.30pm - 10.30pm.

Forestry England’s Ecologist Neal Armour-Chelu and Nightjar Expert Ron Hoblyn are leading these two free evening events, starting from the Kings Forest Picnic Site Car Park on the B1106 Elveden to Bury Road (Grid Ref TL825748). Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the forest environment and for the drop in temperature as night falls. Binoculars and insect repellent are not essential but are useful.
Booking is not required but further information can be obtained by emailing

FoTF are looking for volunteers to 'Meet and Greet' at High Lodge Centre and to Check the Walking Trails of Thetford Forest. Click here for more information

The next FoTF Conservation Event is on Sunday 23rd June.

General Election Candidate Letter Reply - Paul Speed

Below is the reply recieved from Paul Speed, PPC Liberal Democrats (Mid Norfolk Constituency), to the letter to the candidates in the constituencies in or around Thetford Forest Forest issued by the Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF):

Thanks for your email - I would respond as follows:

  1. Do you support legislation to set up the new Public Forest Estate Management Organisation and thereby safeguard our Public Forest Estate for future generations? -   I absolutely support this - my family and I have enjoyed Thetford Forest - especially the area around Santon Downham - for years.  I have also had a number of enjoyable holidays in the New Forest in Dorset.  Our forests are a great National Asset and should be protected
  2. Do you support funding of £22 million per annum (the IPF recommendation) to deliver wildlife and recreational benefits? - Essentially yes - we have been in tough times but we need to protect our country for the future as well as now.
  3. Will you advocate this legislation and funding being included in the first session of the new parliament? - Absolutely yes

Many thanks & Kind regards


Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Norfolk Constituency 2015 General Election

Liberal Democrats

Should you wish to send a personalised message to Paul Speed PPC Liberal Democrats (Mid Norfolk Constituency), you can do so by clicking hered