Epping Forest is for Everyone to Love
So many of us feel the benefit of the Forest – from those of us who grew up pond dipping on primary school trips, to those who discovered it as an invaluable respite from the grimness of lockdown.
We would love to hear from you! Tell us why you love Epping Forest, send us stories, pictures, and videos, to LoveEppingForest@efht.org.uk, or tag us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter using #LoveEppingForest
Together, let’s collect as many stories as possible about why we all love Epping Forest. We will share this with local election candidates so that they can see how vital the Forest and its continued care and protection is to their residents.
We are also asking candidates in the election to promise that they will #LoveEppingForest
Epping Forest welcomes many thousands of visitors to the boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Newham, and to Epping Forest District every year. It links the heart of London with the Essex countryside. It is for everyone to enjoy. City or country, Epping Forest is for everyone to love.
At the same time this special Forest needs care and attention. It is managed and maintained by the City of London Corporation but all of us have a role to play in ensuring this ancient resource continues to flourish and thrive for generations to come. And local and district councillors have an important role to play in protecting and preserving the Forest.
Every local Council has:
- important planning powers that can protect the Forest against inappropriate development
- a statutory role to tackle pollution and climate change in their area
- a vital role in promoting the health and wellbeing of their residents.
That is why we are asking candidates in the election to make specific commitments in relation to protecting the Forest for all of us now, and for generations to come.
All these councillors and candidates have pledged their love for Epping Forest in their decision-making.
Call for all councillors and council candidates to pledge to show their love for the Forest in their decision making.
We will be setting up stalls in Theydon Green, Wanstead and at Butler’s Retreat throughout the last two weeks of April
Recording of our webinar including updates, resources, and discussions about further ideas moving forward.
Fresh air, wildlife, history, family time, health, mental wellbeing…see the stories we have collected about why we love Epping Forest.
Local partner groups contributing to the care and protection of Epping Forest that we all love.