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The Governement should sycamore rider-friendly policy !


A Sign of our Times

Natural England is the governmentís advisor on the natural environment.

They are supposed to provide practical advice, grounded in science, on how best to safeguard Englandís natural wealth for the benefit of everyone.

They are supposed to ensure sustainable stewardship of the land and sea so that people and nature can thrive.

They are supposed to see that Englandís rich natural environment can adapt and survive intact for future generations to enjoy.

They are supposed to work with farmers and land managers; business and industry; planners and developers; national and local government; interest groups and local communities to help them improve their local environment.

Except in many cases they dont. In fact, in some cases they are doing the exact opposite.

Riders, walkers, cyclists, country lovers are complaining more and more about the activities as well as lack of activities of Natural England and the effects they are having on them as well as on their communities.

Ian McNeil Cooke, Co-ordinator of the Save Penwith Moors Campaign (, has just launched a new temporary Blog for all those who have or are experiencing problems in their local communities due to the activities of Natural England.

He wants to gather all this information together and establish a national database

If you have suffered or are suffering because of the activities of Natural England, please share your experiences


WHY ? Natural England. WHY? Carnyorth Common (St Just), Cornwall

Carnyorth Common (St Just), has not been grazed for about 50 years but it has been declared in a recent Higher Level Stewardship report to be in "good condition". Yet the area has been surrounded with barbed wire and gates, and cattle have still been put there to graze at some £20,000 per annum. Why?

I pine for a more sensible approach to saving our forests

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