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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 - Simeon Jackson

Below is the reply recieved from Simeon Jackson, Green Party Candidate. Mid-Norfolk, to the letter to the candidates in the constituencies in or around Thetford Forest Forest issued by the Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF):

As a Green, looking after the natural world is very close to my heart, and often forms the focus of my own campaigning. In Norwich, where we hold 15 City Council seats, and 4 County Council seats, we've:

  • Successfully persuaded the County Council not to sell off 12 acres of woodland right in the heart of Norwich next to the river Wensum - Train Wood - which the Council had previously put on the market, until our local campaign showed just how much strength of feeling there was to keep it in public hands.
  • Successfully petitioned the City Council administration to reinstate the budget for street trees, which was cut several years ago, and had resulted in a net loss of trees in the city.

Because the Green Party doesn't see our natural environment simply as financial assets, but rather as a part of an entire eco-system that supports us, I would continually be looking for ways of protecting trees and woodlands and ensuring that they cannot be exploited to the detriment of their future for short-term financial gain.

In our manifesto, we have committed to:

  • Make good the Coalition’s unfulfilled promise to protect forests through a Forests Protection Bill;
  • Protect, expand, properly fund and improve non-car access to our National Parks; and
  • Improve the management of woodlands through new planting and the local use of sustainable woodland products.

I pledge my support to this, and also would like to personally pledge "yes" to your three questions. If elected, I would be very keen to enter into a conversation with FoTF as I am aware that it is an important issue for many who live in Mid Norfolk.


Simeon Jackson.

Should you wish to send a personalised message to Simeon Jackson Green Party Candidate. Mid-Norfolk, you can do so by clicking here