Rally to Save Our Forests at Whinlatter
The Government’s proposals to sell off England’s publicly owned forests, which include forests and woodlands across the Lake District such as Grizedale, Whinlatter and Ennerdale have attracted widespread criticism.
The next rally to Save Lakeland’s Forests will be in Whinlatter on Saturday 19th February.
Speakers will include Sir Chris Bonington, Lord Clark of Windermere and Jack Ellerby from Friends of the Lake District.
Over 1,500 people took part in the rally at Grizedale Forest on Sunday 30th January.
A national opinion poll published on Saturday 22 January showed that 84% of people think our forests should be kept in public ownership for future generations.
In a letter in The Sunday Telegraph signed by almost 100 dignitaries, Government plans to sell off large parts of our public forests were branded as “unconscionable” and “ill-conceived”.
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