Celebrate U-turn over woodlands

RE: FOREST sell-off.

I write to thank all those who signed the Scarborough and Whitby Labour Party’s and other petitions against the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Government’s plan to sell-off our forests.

The fact that this ill-conceived idea has at last been withdrawn is a testimony to the strength of feeling people have for our woodlands and forests.

It will be necessary to maintain a watchful eye on this Government to see if they try to sneak back with some watered down version of their plan, but for the time at present, it is a good time to celebrate the fact that forests like Dalby, Broxa, Wykeham, Langdale and Harwood Dale, all near Scarborough will remain in public hands.

Colin Challen

St Sepulchre Street