Save Sherwood Forest Supporters on our Ramble in the Woods 2012

Fighting to protect Nottinghamshire’s public forests and green spaces

Save Sherwood Forest (SSF) was established in 2010 following the coalition government’s declared intention to sell off the public forest estate.  Since then, members of SSF have been campaigning to keep Sherwood Forest and other woods, forests and green spaces in and around Nottinghamshire in public ownership and to resist cuts to the upkeep and staffing levels of the people’s shared land.

Two icons of the woods: The annual SSF Ramblers and the Major Oak

Two icons of the woods: The annual SSF Ramblers and the Major Oak

As part of the Forests Campaign Network, Save Sherwood Forest was at the forefront of the great groundswell of public opinion that caused the government to do a policy U-turn early in 2011.  Instead, David Cameron set up the Expert Panel on the Future of Forestry and since then SSF have been campaigning to influence the Panel, and its successor initiatives to keep Sherwood Forest & Sherwood Pines properly funded, well managed and in public ownership. We believe that this is the best way to protect our forest heritage for the community and for future generations.

We campaign for…

  • Protecting our public forests
  • Increased investment in our woodlands
  • Better and improved access to open spaces
  • Job security for the staff caring for our natural environments
  • Recognition of our forests’ role in combating climate change.

In addition to our campaign work, we hold annual Rambles for the people of Nottinghamshire, and beyond, to signal their support for public land and to learn about such areas.

You can download a PDF flyer about our campaign here:  SSF_InfoFlyer

Forest Campaigns NetworkThe Expert Panel have published their report and we need to keep the pressure on government to ensure that the policy recommendations are acted on.  You can see our submission to this report here.

Please contact us if you want to get involved or want to know about our activities.

One thought on “Fighting to protect Nottinghamshire’s public forests and green spaces

  1. Heather

    Never stop fighting for the preservation of a forest, trees are sacred living entities and a whole forest should be declared a sacred place . Is Sherwood Forest not a World Heritge site? Well if not make it one.

    Reply

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