Super Campaigner News – December
The big countdown has begun! No, not Christmas – the HS2 phase 2b consultation deadline!
December 21 is the final deadline for responses to the consultation. This month it’s critical that we encourage as many people as possible to send their objections. So far nearly 60 people have clicked on your personal link – lets see how far we can push that number up: share share share! http://www.woodlandtru.st/cljIz At the bottom of this page is an example email you could send to work colleagues, or family and friends via email. Copy and paste it for a super quick but really impactful action. I also have leaflets you can hand out if you’re going to any events such as a woodland walk or coffee morning. We’re in the last big push – its our last chance to save up to 37 ancient woodlands.
We also have two regional campaigns to keep an eye out for this month. The Lower Thames Crossing campaign will be getting going in Essex, Sussex, London, Surrey and Kent (this is not live just yet, but I’ll send out your own link when we start campaigning). There’s also the M4 Relief Road in Wales. Even if you don’t live in Wales, some of your friends, followers or network might, so please share this far and wide.
All in all it looks like we’re in for another busy month fighting national infrastructure projects that disregard the importance ancient woodlands. Thank you for your support – we couldn’t do it without you! Please fill out your monthly survey here. This is so important – even if it’s just a few minutes sending the email below!
Finally, please note: we are closed for Christmas from December 25th and will open again on January 2nd – it’s no excuse to stop campaigning though!
Campaigner of the Month
This month’s campaigner of the month is Steve, who celebrated Tree Charter Day with his local Charter Branch on a woodland walk. He’s also been handing out HS2 postcards and researching the oldest ancient trees in the area so he has been very busy!
Thank you Juliet and Nimue for writing blogs this month. Read what they have to say about Tree Charter Day and The Scottish Forestry Strategy. Remember, to have your blog featured here next month, all you need to do is send it my way!
As you may have seen, the Government recently published it’s plans for the final phase of the High Speed rail link that runs in two prongs from Manchester to Crewe and Birmingham to Leeds. The route of phase 2 will damage or destroy at least 47 ancient woodlands which have been there since at before 1600. Ancient woodlands are irreplaceable because of their unique soils and wildlife – think bluebell woods and mushrooms! But woods don’t have a voice of their own. Please join me and respond to the public consultation on the plans here http://www.woodlandtru.st/cljIz and speak up for these precious habitats.