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Drop in sessions unveil new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre concepts

Last modified: 26 February 2016

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Communities in the Edwinstowe and Sherwood Forest area are being invited to view concepts for a new Sherwood Forest visitor centre at Forest Corner, Edwinstowe.

 

Nottinghamshire County Council last year announced that a RSPB-led consortium had signed contracts to build a new visitor centre and manage the world-famous Sherwood Forest Country Park as part of a £5.3m project.  The consortium comprises the RSPB, the UK’s leading conservation charity, working with Thoresby Estate, Continuum Attractions and The Sherwood Forest Trust.

 

The concepts will be unveiled by the RSPB-led consortium at two public drop-in sessions during mid-March.

 

Each event will include displays of draft concepts covering the proposed visitor centre and surrounding Forest Corner.

 

This is a chance for the public to discuss the concepts with members of the RSPB-led consortium and its architects, JDDK Ltd.

 

Following these events, the RSPB-led consortium will formalise their plans ready for a planning application later in the year.

 

The free drop-in events (both at Forest Corner) are:

 

Edwinstowe Cricket Club - Saturday 19 March from 11 am to 3 pm;

 

Edwinstowe YHA - Tuesday 22 March from 11 am to 4 pm.

 

Ross Frazer, RSPB Project Manager said: “We’ve had a positive dialogue with the community and businesses around Edwinstowe and have taken on board the ideas and concerns expressed.

 

“I’m hoping that as many people as possible will come along to the drop-in events to meet our architects and project team, view the consortium’s proposals and designs and continue to share their thoughts.”

 

Councillor John Knight, Committee Chairman for Culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “These sessions being organised by the RSPB and its consortium partners as they begin to develop their plans are vital to ensure local people are fully involved.”

 

 

 

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