The new strategy builds on the amazing work of the Epping Forest Centenary Trust and Friends of Epping Forest since the late sixties, and has been shaped by you, our members, through discussions and surveys over the last 2 years. The unprecedented challenges Epping Forest is facing means we need to do more to protect and preserve it; and we need to be able to continue our work to protect it for years to come.
It also means we need to grow our membership, our reach into different audiences, and grow the support for our work from new partners. This has underpinned the development of our new, modern look which we believe reflects the core of our work protecting the Forest, and will enable us to connect with more people who will support our work for years to come.
Our new strategy also comes with a set of Values and Beliefs, as well as a Theory of Change which explains why the actions we are proposing will help us meet our objectives:
Our strategic objectives are:
- We will educate and inspire people about Epping Forest
- We will do hands-on work to conserve and grow the Forest
- We will protect the Forest through research and advocacy
It also sets out that an integral part of our strategy is to work in partnership with the City of London Corporation as Conservators to deliver those objectives, acting as a critical friend when necessary.
To view our new strategy in full, and our annual reports, please follow the links below
View our impact report since 2021