Sunday 20 February 2011

The People Reclaim the Forest of Dean - VICTORY IS OUR'S


Watched by a jubiliant crowd, Baroness Jan Royall removes the last Hands off our Forest (HOOF) sign at Speech House today in a symbolic act to mark the government's complete "yew-turn" on forest disposals and the Public Bodies bill.

HOOF has always pledged that when the Forest was safe we would remove all the signs and yellow ribbons and return the Forest to its natural beauty.

The Forest may not be completely out of the woods yet, so to speak, as the HOOF statement printed below explains, but for the time being at least the threat to dispose of our Forest and all the other publicly owned forests of England has been removed.