PRESS RELEASE Forest Of Dean Wilderness Centre Reopens

frank gundry-white tony at
Mon Jan 9 01:12:15 GMT 2012


Wilderness enthusiasts reopen much loved environmental education 
centre. The Wilderness Centre.

A group of volunteers have decided to take matters into their own 
hands, reopening a much loved environmental education centre which 
has been closed due to the cuts to run free courses, skill shares and 

We moved into the Wilderness Centre on Sunday 8th January to serve as 
caretakers and run it on a voluntary basis.

We wish to work with the Friends of the Wilderness Centre and 
Gloucestershire councils to keep the centre open for the benefit of 
the local community and involve them in the process of deciding what 
the future of the centre should be.

We believe there is an urgent need now more than ever to keep 
community hubs and educational spaces open so people can come 
together to learn skills and share ideas. These spaces empower and 
enable communities to collectively forge a truly sustainable economy 
and local resilience for the times ahead.

This closure was an especially big blow to local young people as it 
deprived them of a means to learn about their ecological environment, 
learn skills to provide employment and took away their heritage.

We follow in the footsteps of the HOOF campaign whose efforts led to 
the protection of the forest for future generations.
The Wilderness centre,
Plump Hill,
Forest of Dean,
Gloucestershire. GL17 0HA

For further information please contact

<mailto:frankyecklace at>frankynecklace at tel: 07929 619132

<mailto:admin at>admin at tel: 07811 726372

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