Love from Leicester: save our Forests!
Leicester Friends of the Earth used Valentine's Day as an opportunity to campaign against Government plans to sell off our forests.
These recent proposals had led to a storm of protest across the country about potential loss of wildlife and public access to woodland.
The Leicester group decided to hold a public meeting on Saturday 26 February to rally opinion in the city. They invited guest speakers Paul De Zylva, Friends of the Earth England Coordinator, and local MP Peter Soulsby
To promote the event, the group met in Leicester's Town Hall Square on 14 February with a giant Valentine's Day card for a themed photo-shoot.
Our forests and woodland are part of our heritage and we need to defend them. We hope this meeting will help bring together everyone in Leicester who's concerned about the Government's plans.
The public meeting was well attended and a success. In response to protests like this, the Government has since scrapped their proposal to sell off the forests.
However, their long term plans remain unclear and we'll continue to press them on this issue. For more information, see our latest briefing.
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