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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 - 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