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To: Nottinghamshire County Council + RSPB

Save Sherwood Forest NNR

Save Sherwood Forest NNR

We the undersigned request that the Nottinghamshire County Council and their partners the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds reconsider their plans to build a Visitor Centre just outside the forest SSSi area on a plot of land known as Forest Corner a part of Sherwood Forest ( NNR ) National Nature Reserve. We further consider that the decision to site the Visitor Centre was not only made in desperation but was largely influenced by financial dealings that took precedence over all other matters relating to the Cultural and Environmental background of this rare part of Sherwood Forest.

Why is this important?

The area of concern has played host to a FunFair that has a long and glowing reputation for providing not only recreation for children but also has in the past raised money for the war effort and even managed to purchase a Spitfire Fighter for the War effort. Alongside the Fair can be found the Cricket pitch and Pavilion which is in use during the Cricket season and is very much a part of Village life.

Had the Council had the necessary foresight they would have proposed to build the Centre on land especially purchased for this venture i.e. Naishes field across the road from the NNR site and out of harms way. There are several options available on this site for developing the Centre including one option that would utilise an underpass to keep visitors away from crossing Swincoate road.

Bear in mind the Council in it's infinite wisdom failed to get the last centre built without causing serious problems even to the extent of building over the roots of several Veteran Oak Trees, at least one has since died. They also failed to take account of disabled persons and access to the forest and that even today have failed to rectify matters.

Please give your support to this petition and help the forest and NNR to stay intact for future generations to come.

Thank You from all concerned.

How it will be delivered

In person to Nottinghamshire County Council.

Sherwood Forest NNR Edwinstowe.

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Reasons for signing

  • Robin Hood
  • Noise and pollution big lorries scattering wild life and damage to trees.
  • this is about saving the whole of the forest corner,not just the's been part of the village as far as i can remember,and im well over 50. born and bred Edwinstowe. its part of the village and should not be up for devolpment unless its to make it better for us all.but not a new visitor's centre.


2017-01-07 16:41:50 +0000

500 signatures reached

2016-10-16 10:20:52 +0100

The RSPB have submitted plans to Newark and Sherwood Council for approval, the Friends of Sherwood Forest have responded by submitting their Objection to the plans. Our submission runs to 5,500 words over 34 pages.
Best Wishes,

2016-08-16 10:55:00 +0100

The latest set of plans unveiled by the RSPB for the NVC do make amendments to access to the Cemetery and give parking facilities and could be considered a marked improvement, however it is a hollow victory as it still does not address issues with parking, while they have now had the decency to sort out one problem they have put unbearable pressure on others.
The Fairground has received attention and been re-located to a prime position but I do not think the owners will be so happy there as it is so open and exposed.
Traffic at the last Robin Hood Festival was horrendous with cars etc backing up to the main crossroads in the village and Naishes Field crammed to the limits, I would like to know how the RSPB are going to cope with a car park for 252 cars and a mud bath as a standby parking area.

2016-04-10 10:58:50 +0100

On the 19th March 2016 the RSPB unveiled their latest plans for the NVC they clearly show that access to the local Cemetery in Edwinstowe is obstructed by the RSPB car park. Anyone wishing to be buried in that Cemetery will have to take their last journey on this Earth through the ticket barriers of the main Sherwood Forest car park. I did tell one of the RSPB's top brass that this was a complete and utter disgrace, my remark did leave him with some facial twitches, and I would not have had to think very hard to find out what he was thinking. More of this later.

2016-03-12 19:12:30 +0000

In the February edition of The Edwinstowe Parish Council's Newsletter to residents, they choose to liable myself and The Friends of Sherwood Forest by making allegations that we were putting out misinformation, this was a reckless article bordering on malice by the Parish Council, an unreserved apology is being sought together with other remedies, should the Parish Council refuse to put matters to rights then they will face Court action. All statements I make are done so in good faith on the rule of Evidence Based Practice, that is one of the reasons that the media do not hesitate to contact me is because they know full well they will get an honest and informed opinion based on the facts as they present themselves ...... Continuing.

2016-02-29 15:17:39 +0000

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Thank You.

2016-02-11 17:01:46 +0000

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Thank you.
Video due out soon.

2015-12-04 18:39:37 +0000

Over 200 signatures now reached and still climbing, thank you from all concerned.

2015-12-03 19:35:19 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-12-03 13:56:35 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-12-03 13:13:48 +0000

The petition is off to a good start with over 30 signatures within the first hour, thank you all.

2015-12-03 12:04:48 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-12-03 11:24:37 +0000

10 signatures reached