Frome town council is run by an independent party of local residence facilitated by Peter Macfadyen, author of Flatpack Democracy. In this section of the 2018 Tree Conference we give Peter the stage to explain a bit about that pioneering work and what policies they have put in place.
Peter then interviews Julian Hight who has been working hard to restore Selwood Forest with an active group of passionate supporters, local landlords, representatives from national bodies like the Woodland Trust and Wildlife Trusts. This is a good template for how communities can develop citizen-led wildlife corridors and landscape restoration. The Selwood Forest group’s work continues to go from strength to strength.