Jobs at threat if woods are not kept for public

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A WALK in the woods could become a thing of the past.

That is the view of campaigners fighting the government’s proposed forest sell off.

Current plans are to put 15 per cent of the public forest estate, which is managed by the Forestry Commission, in to private ownership.

The planned sales programme has already been defined, but changes being put forward in a new Public Bodies Bill could mean the future of Willingham Woods, on the outskirts of Market Rasen, and other local woodland is uncertain.

There is also concern that these changes would put jobs under threat.

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