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Councillors and candidates asked to show their love for Epping Forest

Photo of children playing in trees in Epping Forest.
Photo by Epping Forest Heritage Trust

A group of organisations dedicated to protecting and preserving Epping Forest have today joined together to call for all councillors and council candidates to pledge to show their love for the Forest in their decision making.

Those standing for the council in Epping Forest District and the London Boroughs of Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest will be asked to promise to reflect their love for the Forest in their decision making.

The group, convened by Epping Forest Heritage Trust, includes Epping Forest Transport Action Group, the Wren Conservation Group and Bushwood Park Residents Association, and represents members of those organisations across Epping Forest.

Over the coming weeks we will be asking all councillors and candidates to sign up to four simple promises:

  • To put my love for the Forest at the heart of my work as a local Councillor. I will demonstrate this by making it clear in all relevant decision-making that I have considered the needs of the Forest now, and for generations to come.
  • To work to reduce levels of pollution in and around the Forest by ensuring all decision making takes pollution levels into account.
  • To work to increase access to the Forest for all residents from my local area across a range of accessible and sustainable transport modes.
  • To take relevant, appropriate action to tackle climate change, and promote the vital role of the Forest in absorbing CO2 and helping to tackle the climate crisis.

You can read more about this campaign on EFHT’s web site.

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