Friends of Chopwell Wood

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    "The Friends voluntary community group was first formed in November 1991, when there was much concern about small public woodland areas being sold off by the government. Some were privatized or clear-felled for the land to be used for other purposes. The Friends supported a plan for “Woodland Park” status to give greater protection for the long-term continuation of Chopwell Wood. This status was achieved towards the end of l993, and the official opening ceremony of Chopwell Woodland Park took place in July 1994. In 2011 the group once again campaigned against plans to try and sell off public forests, and together with other groups across the country enough support was gathered to force the government to rethink and stop the sale....."
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    Friends of Chopwell Wood
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 5 months ago
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