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Question: Will less the goverment cuts mean less things for us to do in the Forest?

Asked by jedc on 6 Oct in the Categories: category.

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  • Photo: Jane HorneJane Horne answered:

    I really hope not. Any cuts in the provision of facilities for the young or old would be counter productive’

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  • Photo: MarionMarion commented:

    I think Government cuts will mean people will need to start using their own initiative and trying to get funding for things from other areas. I know that there is a lot of money held by various charities which could be channelled into providing more facilities – it’s a question of finding out where and then persevering in getting it.

  • Photo: BruceBruce commented:

    Sadly, I believe that the provision of new facilities for young people will be badly affected and those that do exist will find it increasingly difficult to obtain the funding to keep going. I hope that young people will campaign to keep what they have, but also realise that some brilliant fun can be had for little cash. Just look at the number of young people, (and not so young), riding bikes in the Forest or canoeing down the Wye.

  • Photo: DiDi commented:

    I agree with Bruce’s comments. I think that no-one, young or old ,will escape the cuts. We are already loosing youth workers and play schemes. I am just worried that there is much more to come, especially after the government announcement in a few weeks time.

  • Photo: AndrewAndrew commented:

    I think the less the government cuts – which is the question asked – must be a positive for activities in the forest – as long as investment continues in forest activities.

  • Photo: LenLen commented:

    Hello Jedc again, it’s inevitable that cuts will have to be made in all areas, right now that is a fact of life, and nobody if they are honest likes the idea. We are going to see pressure on local services which will affect us all, right now we don’t know exactly how bad it will be or were it will hit hardest. It strikes me a little patronising to say use your initiative and go sort yourselves out doing free stuff. If you want something and might lose it, you have to fight for it but be prepared to be flexible.

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