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    Default "Once they are gone, they will be lost forever"

    No, not another thread about the vigourous pub closure debate, but something else that may be of interest to many pub goers who also enjoy walking or cycling in the countryside.

    There is currently a lot of concern about the proposed piecemeal sale of the Forestry Commission's land, as evidenced by this online petition which has (at the time of writing) 354,565 signatories:

    http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/s...rests#petition

    Now, what else could the "once they are gone, they will be lost forever" line be applied to?

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    Wow. Well its now gone up to 357.000 just two hours later. Yes I share your concern And signed it.
    I know how much trouble we have had locally when the council sold of some local woods and open spaces It has all been closed off to all public access ever since.
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    Thanks for the heads up on that. I am very concerned and have signed it. One of the many daft ideas this lot has come out with. That is a political comment. I would hate to see our forests simply raped by commercial organisations simply for profit. During my lifetime I have enjoyed the forest in many ways and had the pleasure of seeing wildlife at close hand. I want future generations to have the same chance. I do not care what political party comes up with this mad idea, they dont get my vote.

    signed Arwkrite...made as a ferret wandering around a tight pair of trousers.

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    As a walker and someone who enjoys the countryside I am naturally concerned about any attack on the remaining forests and green spaces left in this country however I haven't signed as I am rather suspicious of why so much personal information is required.

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    Thanks for that, signed it.

    Being honest I am not really sure that I understood it, but I can think of no good reason to sell off forestry land.

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    I can't recall where I saw it but they are trying to reach 500 000 signitures by tonight, so that tomorrow (when this is being discussed in parliament) they can advertise in the papers how many have signed
    *insert something clever/humorous/interesting here*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maldenman View Post
    As a walker and someone who enjoys the countryside I am naturally concerned about any attack on the remaining forests and green spaces left in this country however I haven't signed as I am rather suspicious of why so much personal information is required.
    Yeah I hate that as well, I am assuming it is a token effort to avoid duplicate signatures, must admit I used a disposable email address though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    Yeah I hate that as well, I am assuming it is a token effort to avoid duplicate signatures, must admit I used a disposable email address though.
    Yes, wise move I think I'll sign but using a redundant one, my postcode may well include a typo too!

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    Did anyone see the adverts in the national press that these guys took out?
    *insert something clever/humorous/interesting here*

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    Didn't see the ads, but signed it a few days ago (cheers RPA) and emailed it to all I know.

    After watching Question Time I think that common sense will prevail.
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