I visited a ‘Protest Camp’ at Mansfield Woodhouse at the edge of Sherwood Forest this afternoon. Developers have an intention to fell a 300 year old beech tree and surrounding woodland, because it’s ‘in the way’ of proposed development. A number have gathered there, and made camp. There are platforms up trees, and tunnels underground.

Legal process has now been gone through, and Bellway Homes have now obtained a possession order. Bailiffs are expected to evict, perhaps next week.

I expect to be ‘on alert’, and will turn out to photograph matters, if it comes to that.


The Heart of Sherwood Forest is under attack from a band of corporate thieves and the Sheriff of Nottingham isn’t lifting a finger. The thieves, Bellway, are attempting to destroy a group of ancient trees and a natural meadowland to build an unnecessary road junction. The area is supposedly guarded by a Tree Protection Order as it possesses a 300 year old beech tree yet the council are refusing to take any action against the developers.

This is some of the last remaining green space in the area and it’s being surveyed as a possible EU site of conservation. There’s a desperate need for Robin Hoods and merry men and women to steal the power from the rich and give it back to the poor trees.

Not ONE person who has ever looked at the plans ON SITE has ever said that this should go ahead. No one can justify this madness.

What is more – we have found out that proper planning procedures have NOT been followed. Local people were kept in the dark about the plan, and we have decided to occupy the site.

What makes this even harder to bear is that WE are paying for this destruction!! European funding and UK Taxes are being given to Bellway Homes as part of this development.


There is also a message board, commenting on events, as they unfold …..

Rainbow Centre {Sumac} in Nottingham are in support for all this, and have more info at: