Thetford forest

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  1. poppys

    poppys Read Only Funster

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    Went over to Thetford forest High Lodge Forest Centre today which is run by the Forestry Commission mainly to have a quick look and pick up some info.The parking cost is £1.90 per hour, which I believe is really expensive and to top that there was no info available apart from a few walks from the Centre. This makes me realise how well other organizations such as NT are run.Very disappointed.
     
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    High Lodge plus many forestry sites are undergoing some drastic changes at the moment. Mainly due to reductions in staff!
    There was a limit on the parking cost....ie £7.00(?) a day.
    The Cafe and shop, which were very pleasant, are up for tender to an outside party I understand. I presume it wasn't open on your visit?
    There are quite a few facilities,bikes/high wire etc.
    However, as I said the basic forestry amenities are under pressure.

    I have no connection with the forestry apart from being close neighbours:Wink:
     
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    You should have gone to Brandon Country carpark, it's much cheaper!:BigGrin:
     
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    Should have popped in here ( about 5 miles from where you was ) ! Free parking, would have made a nice cuppa for you and we could have put the world to rights ! :thumb::BigGrin:
     
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    Quite agree about the cost of the car park. Not even as if they have spent a lot of money providing a tarmac surface, you are just on the grass under the trees. Its the same old story - nowhere else to park so you are forced to pay up.

    Paul
     
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    As for Brandon Country Park it too is up to which ever organisation will take it on:Sad:

    A comment from our local website:-
    "Come on the Town Council and Forest Heath DC -lets see what you can do now and put some effort into this. Stop backbiting and please DEAL WITH IT!Keep OUR country park open".

    It's a sad life:Wink:
     
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