Good News for the Wild Boar!
The Forestry Commission has now conceded that the Forest of Dean can take far more boar than is represented by the figure of 90 previously agreed with the Council. They have tentatively put forward the figure of about 400.
The Forest of Dean Council has yet to accept this new figure and it would be very helpful if polite emails and letters could be sent to them urging their adoption of the new figure.
The actual number of boar in the Forest is a matter for discussion but it probably is not as high as 400, so may mean that ‘culling’ does not happen.
Please write to the Council and ask them to agree to adopt this new figure:
Councillor Philip Burford (Chairman of the Strategic Overview and Scrutiny Committee) or Councillor Patrick Molyneux (Leader of the Council) at:
Forest of Dean District Council,
Glos GL16 8HG