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:
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:
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.