Forest Code

New Visitor Centre for Sherwood Forest.

14/01/2014  Remind me --- how long has this page been published without anything to say about the proposed new Visitor Centre, well it's all gone pear shaped again, so we are back to the old routine of Council BULLSHIT,  playing for time and achieving nothing.  I noticed the date for the NVC had been moved to 2016 ( Hidden in a Council PDF). If we are lucky we may see a couple of Nissan huts and a shed for the car park attendants around about 2020 but I would not like to place bets on it.

Should look at updating this in another couple of years !  Providing they sack the present management.

11/02/2016  Well we are past the two year mark since my last post on here.  There is good news and bad news,  the Council have found a preferred bidder the RSPB to build their new visitor centre,  however the bad news is they want to build it in the worst possible position they can find causing the local population considerable harm.  The Council and others involved think it's a really wonderful idea and fail to acknowledge any criticism.  The site in question is a part of Sherwood Forest Country Park known as Forest Corner. To add insult to injury one of the residents has chosen to cast doubt on the FoSF and their methods regarding the campaign that has been launched against the council and the RSPB. This has caused considerable offence and legal action is being considered against the offender.  Let me state here and now that we receive no external funding,  the Charity is run out of my own pocket and save for some monies from sales on eBay that is the sum total of our income,  donations amounting to nil at the present moment with expenditure outstripping any and all income,  that has been the case since 2008.  You can see why I am offended when I set out to help others and impertinent remarks are banded about just because they think they are entitled to do so.  The real fact of the matter is that monies I have are being taken away from a project to help sick and dying children known as the TARDIS project,  you can see exactly why I'm furious !

Sherwood Forest NVC Plans Drawn up by Kirkwood McLEAN  2014 - 15 for the RSPB

20/03/2016  I attended the meeting at the Cricket Club yesterday to see the new concept plans for the NVC. I was gutted to see the same concept they were trolling around nearly TWO years ago. Recent library sessions in which it was nigh on agreed 100% that Naishes field was the public's preferred option I find that the RSPB have not taken the slightest bit on notice of anyone, what is the point in holding these mock sessions just to railroad the plans through entirely to their own personal satisfaction. I am incensed that they have no qualms in routing Funeral Corteges through the VISITOR car park to access the Cemetery, THAT IS AN ABSOLUTE DAMNED DISGRACE AND AN INSULT TO THE GOOD PEOPLE OF EDWINSTOWE.


I personally have serious doubts about the RSPB being suitable candidates to undertake this project.

RSPB Plans as of 19-03-2016 Cemetery top left corner.

Having mentioned the subject of Donations yes money can be donated to the FoSF through PayPal,  any amount large or small can be sent to ....... campaign@majoroak.org.uk  ... Thank you.

We also have a petition running on the 38degrees website, you support for our campaign by signing would be appreciated.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-sherwood-forest-nnr

A video is now in production,  the shooting completed just waiting for it to be scripted and voice over to complete it will be posted ASAP.

16-02-2016  This should be our campaign swansong ............

Plans drawn up and placed on public display March 2016

 

 

Access to the Cemetery is clearly obstructed,  no provision for Mourners or relatives to park and a total of 123 car parking spaces at the top of Forest Corner make a recipie for disaster.

 

Plans drawn up and placed on public display June 2016

 

The RSPD have finally addressed the issue of access to the Cemetery and made provision for car parking after over two years on the project.

However the main car park has been moved to Naishes Field and atotal of 252 spaces provided with the remainder supposed to park on the field,  great when it rains,  tractor time and Sherwood Forest becomes a no go area for visitors, who do not like mud inside their cars and un their clothes.#

13th September.  Out in Sherwood Forest walking on the forests roads when a Ranger drove a 4x4 vehicle at me.  I did not know the Ranger involved and have never spoken to him,  Both the Site Manager and Head Ranger tried to play it down.  We have terminated our working relationship with the forest management due to the deplorable way this matter was handled,  The Ranger in question is still employed by the Council and still working and driving within the Forest.  Please take extreme care while walking on the forests roads.

14/10/2016

PDF Document - Objection to RSPB's NVC at Forest Corner.....

                .......5,500 words on 34 pages .... fast download,  a must read document for everyone interested in Sherwood Forest and Visitor Experience.

 

  02-11-2016

Natural England the Government Agency responsible for SSSi sites has stepped into the fray and given Project Manager Ross Frazer an ULTIMATUM... either pull your socks up and supply the information requested or they change their submission from pending to one of OBJECTION.....

Natural England's submission .... Here ..... strong stuff.  Also available on Newark and Sherwood's planning portal.

 

Sherwood Forest NVC  plans are now with Newark and Sherwood Council  Our objection runs to 5,500 words over 34 pages  CLICK HERE to READ

 

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