Residents to be consulted on woodland plans

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25 MARCH 2010NEWS RELEASE No: 13426

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People living near Llandovery and Llangadog are being invited to tell Forestry Commission Wales what they feel about plans for the future of their local woodlands.

FC Wales has arranged a consultation event where staff based at its district office in Llandovery will share the proposals for Pen Arthur, Cilgwyn, Llwynwormwood and Monument woodlands, located between the two towns.

The woods provide many opportunities for public enjoyment and producing high quality timber, so FC Wales is keen to hear what residents have to say about the plans.

FC Wales manages the Assembly-owned woodlands to bring a variety of benefits to society, including improving environmental quality and helping to fight the effects of climate change.

In doing so, FC Wales values the feedback from community consultation which is an important requirement of maintaining accreditation for the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS), which independently assesses forest management systems. The accreditation also allows FC Wales to sell timber with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation.

The consultation event will be held at the Llangadog Rugby Club, Myddfai Road, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire between 3pm and 7pm on Monday, 12 April.

Paul Dann, FCW Local Area Manager, said, “These consultation events provide an ideal opportunity for local residents to meet local Forestry Commission Wales staff as well as providing an opportunity for them to influence the future management of their woodlands.”


Forestry Commission Wales is the government department responsible for forestry policy and looks after the 126,000 hectares (309,000 acres) of public forests owned by the Welsh Assembly Government.

For more information on the consultation events, contact Paul Dann, Local Area Manager, on 01558 690325, mobile 07789 651026, email

More information on the woodlands of Wales is available on

Media enquiries to Forestry Commission Wales Information Officer Clive Davies on 0300 068 0061, mobile 07788 190922, email