Epping Forest wins Green Flag award 12th year running

Forest keeper Tristan Vetta, business manager Jo Hurst, branching out projects manager Laura Lawson and finance assistant Lee Powell

Forest keeper Tristan Vetta, business manager Jo Hurst, branching out projects manager Laura Lawson and finance assistant Lee Powell

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

Epping Forest has been awarded Green Flag status for the 12th year running.

The accolade is awarded by charity Keep Britain Tidy to the best green spaces and parks in the UK.

The forest, owned by The City of London Corporation, also won a Green Heritage Status from English Heritage for best practice in the care and upkeep of historic sites.

City Corporation superintendent Paul Thomson said: “I’m delighted that Epping Forest has once again been recognised as one of the best run and well-loved green spaces in the UK.

“It is testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers who work throughout the year to maintain and protect this wonderful ancient forest.”

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9:41am Tue 5 Aug 14

leytonite says...

I'm assuming they didn't visit Hollow Ponds as part of their visit to Epping Forest. On a typical day you could fill a skip with the amount of litter there is lying around or under bushes. And that's not including the woods by Snaresbrook Court where the litter is of a very different kind...
I'm assuming they didn't visit Hollow Ponds as part of their visit to Epping Forest. On a typical day you could fill a skip with the amount of litter there is lying around or under bushes. And that's not including the woods by Snaresbrook Court where the litter is of a very different kind... leytonite
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10:14am Tue 5 Aug 14

The man who fell to Earth. says...

The forest is not owned by The Corporation, it is managed by The Corporation. It's our forest and The Corporation do a great job on our behalf, we can all do our bit by keeping it tidy and reporting the scum bags who abuse this wonderful asset.
The forest is not owned by The Corporation, it is managed by The Corporation. It's our forest and The Corporation do a great job on our behalf, we can all do our bit by keeping it tidy and reporting the scum bags who abuse this wonderful asset. The man who fell to Earth.
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7:18am Wed 6 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

leytonite wrote:
I'm assuming they didn't visit Hollow Ponds as part of their visit to Epping Forest. On a typical day you could fill a skip with the amount of litter there is lying around or under bushes. And that's not including the woods by Snaresbrook Court where the litter is of a very different kind...
Yes, the activity that goes on there is a disgrace but allowed as the authorities do not want to upset the 'gay community'. The lock the car parks up so people with families or dogs cannot drive there to use the facility.
[quote][p][bold]leytonite[/bold] wrote: I'm assuming they didn't visit Hollow Ponds as part of their visit to Epping Forest. On a typical day you could fill a skip with the amount of litter there is lying around or under bushes. And that's not including the woods by Snaresbrook Court where the litter is of a very different kind...[/p][/quote]Yes, the activity that goes on there is a disgrace but allowed as the authorities do not want to upset the 'gay community'. The lock the car parks up so people with families or dogs cannot drive there to use the facility. Villagecranberry
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