Photographs of Thorpe woodlands, their varied habitats, plantlife and wildlife all taken by friends and supporters. most taken between 2010 and 2013

Monday, 2 August 2010

Your Woods Need You

The next few weeks are a critical time for the future of Thorpe Woodlands.

Possibly as early as next month the Thorpe & Felthorpe Trust may submit their planning application to develop the woods, therefore we need to let our councillors and MP’s know that we are opposed to these plans and want to save this much loved woodland.

We have already brought these destructive proposals to the attention of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, the RSPB, the Woodland Trust and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, all of whom are monitoring the situation closely and have asked us to keep them informed of developments. We have even received support from the highly respected naturalist and nature writer Richard Mabey.

But even with the help of groups and individuals such as these your support is vital, it is your opinion that will guide the views of our local politicians. Therefore if you want to help at this vital time please write or email to as many of the following as you can.

And remember we want to hear from you, so please post your comments on this blog and keep in touch with us at or 01603 438603.

Broadland Councillors, Thorpe St Andrew north-west:

· John Fisher: Address: 88 Yarmouth Road, TSA, NR7 0QZ. Phone: (h) 01603 432838 (w) 01638 712328; email:

· Ian Mackie: Address: 14 Chandlers Court, Norwich, NR4 6EY. Phone: 01603 454122. Email:

· Nigel Shaw: Address: 34 Firtree Road, TSA, NR7 9LG. Phone: 01603 435839. Email:

Thorpe St Andrew south-east:

· Kim Davis-Claydon: Address: Mangreen Hall Farmhouse, Mangreen, Swardeston, Norwich, NR14 8DD. Phone: 01508 571133; mobile: 07771 797966. Email:

· Suzanne Hayes: Address: 8 The West Wing, St Andrews Park, TSA, NR7 0GU. Phone: 01603 433163. Email:

· Graham Walker: Address: Fern House, 21 Crowes Loke, Little Plumstead, Norwich NR13 5JB. Phone: (h) 01603 722631; (w) 01603 619620. Email:


· Chloe Smith, Norwich North: Addresses: Ms Chloe Smith MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Office at 157 Aylsham Road, Norwich NR3 2AD. Phone: 01603 414756. Email: The office is open to any constituent to drop in Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm.

· Keith Simpson, Broadland: Conservative. Addresses: Mr Keith Simpson MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA Phone: 01603 865763. Email:

1 comment:

  1. Thorpe St Andrew resident2 August 2010 at 14:00

    I urge all my fellow residents who want to protect our vital woodlands to please write to our councillors and MPs and make your voices heard. This is not a done deal. We can stop this - it's OUR neighbourhood, and we must protect our precious trees and biodiversity that we still have left.
    Of course we need new homes when necessary but this is NOT the place to build them. Our woodlands and the creatures that depend on them have been in national decline for decades and we need to stop this now. Our quality of life also matters, and we will feel the loss of the woods if we let this scheme go ahead.
    We cannot stand by and let this travesty happen.