East England

Regional Contact: Justin Mumford BSc(Hons) MSc MICFor 
Director, Lockhart Garratt, 8 Melbourne House, Corbygate Business Park, Weldon, Corby, Northants NN17 5JG
T 01536 408840  M 07977 560198 F 01536 408860  E justin.mumford@lockhart-garratt.co.uk

Diary Dates 2016

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November 2015 - first edition of the East & East Midlands Forest Sector Business Directory. This is aimed at bringing our sector together and helping landowners and businesses to connect. FC are planning a second version of this in the New Year.  If you would like to have your details included (at no cost) please email david.bole@forestry.gov.uk  with a completed form (attached) with "Directory entry" at the subject. 

As this is the first version, we can't guarantee that it is without mistakes, if you spot a mistake, or would like to change your entry, please email eandem@forestry.gov.uk  with "Directory amendment" as the subject and we will endeavour to get it sorted for the next version. The closing date for new entries or amendments is 30th December 2015. 

Inclusion in the directory is not a recommendation or endorsement by the Forestry Commission.  

April 2014 - The following request has been received from Moulton College Students:

Woodland Management and the Launch of a Woodland Products Survey!

The last decade has seen a resurgence of interest in items produced sustainably from our native woodlands. Yet in our region, there is no information on markets for greenwood products. Can you help us out?

Moulton College students studying Countryside and Wildlife Management have teamed up with the Small Woods Association (http://smallwoods.org.uk/) and the Rockingham Forest Coppice Group (http://www.ncfed.org.uk/) to design an online public survey to help identify the current and future demand for woodland products and training courses in this region. It is hoped that the results from this questionnaire will assist local forest crafts people and woodland owners and help them to manage their woods more sustainably for both wildlife and timber production.  

So this is where you come in - we would greatly appreciate your thoughts so please help us by filling out the brief online survey and send it out to as many other interested people as you know. This is the link to the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HQFR3JB.

For more information on this project or on courses at Moulton College, contact Dr James Littlemore at James.Littlemore@moulton.ac.uk or 01604-491131.

Read the minute of the regional Steering Group meeting of February 2015, minute of the Regional AGM held on 19th  June 2014, together with a Chairman's Report.

Forestry Commission 

For your regional Forestry Commission pages follow these links:
East England
East Midlands


Whether you are a small business owner interested in finding out more about installing a woodfuel boiler, or a woodland owner interested in the opportunities that woodfuel represents, you can find a wealth of information on the Biomass Energy Centre website and use the Information Enquiry Service. http://www.biomassenergycentre.org.uk/ for further information in your region visit www.forestry.gov.uk/england-woodfuel and http://www.woodfueleast.org.uk/.

Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is jointly funded by the EU, through the European Fund for Rural Development and the Government.  It has a budget of £3.9bn and will run till 2013.  Of the total budget, £3.3bn has been allocated to agri-environment and other land management schemes including Environmental Stewardship and the English Woodland Grant Scheme.  Some £600m has been made available to make agriculture and forestry more competitive and sustainable and to enhance opportunity in rural areas... read more

The following woodland initiative offers business support and advice: http://www.syforest.co.uk/.

Deer Initative East England

Read the DI EE report to ConFor Spring 2011 here

Read the DI case study - The East of England Wild Venison Project

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