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Wednesday, 11th June 2014

New Survey Shows Strength of Local Support for The National Forest

'If I said to my grandson you've got to clear some bracken tomorrow, he'd have his wellies out ready at dawn.' Ibstock Business Centre user

Wednesday, 11th June 2014

National and Local Support: A Great Year for The National Forest Company Annual Report for 2013-14 published

The National Forest Company (NFC) has published its Annual Report for 2013-14, a year in which the company received a great vote of confidence from central government and now stands at the start of a new ten-year strategy for the creation and development of The National Forest.

Friday, 23rd May 2014

Economic Impact of The National Forest Confirmed in a New Study

A new study by the National Forest Company has confirmed the positive economic impact of the creation of The National Forest and identified substantial potential benefits for the future.

Thursday, 21st November 2013

The National Forest Wins Strong Endorsement in Government Review

The National Forest Company (NFC), a non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) supported by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has received ringing endorsement in a highly positive government review, published on Thursday 21 November.

Monday, 2nd September 2013

Ash Dieback in The National Forest

The first outbreaks of the tree disease Ash Dieback have been reported in The National Forest near Albert Village in North West Leicestershire.

Wednesday, 6th February 2013

National survey shows greater awareness of The National Forest

A recent national survey shows there has been a significant increase in awareness of The National Forest. A random sample of over 2,000 people across the country was interviewed in November 2012, establishing current levels of awareness of The National Forest to measure against a comparable study conducted in 2006.

Thursday, 31st January 2013

The National Forest Company's initial response to the Government Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement

This statement includes the Government's response to the Independent Panel on Forestry, set up after the consultation on the public forestry estate which ended in massive opposition for any 'sell off' of the public forest. Its publication seems to mark the calming, at least, of a pretty turbulent time in forestry policy for England.

Monday, 28th January 2013

National Forest Company's Response to the Initial Preferred HS2 Route

Statement from Sophie Churchill, OBE FICFor, Chief Executive, National Forest Company: "The National Forest Company is a strong advocate for sustainable development which includes sustainable economic growth and certainly supports the distribution of economic activity across the country. There are already important road and rail links through the Forest."

Monday, 29th October 2012

Press Statement - Ash Dieback

Statement from Sophie Churchill, Chief Executive of the National Forest Company.

Tuesday, 28th August 2012

Dramatic Shift for Forest Foragers in The National Forest

Foraging has been dampened in every way by the weather this summer according to bushcraft experts in The National Forest.