The Forest of Dean is under threat as never before. Government plans to sell it off will limit access and destroy centuries of tradition. The mixed broad-leaf and conifer woodlands, so well managed by the Forestry Commission as an amenity for all, will be ruined. HOOF aims to keep the Forest as it is – publicly owned and publicly run by the Forestry Commission. Our strategy is that government should respect the 1981 Act regarding the Forest of Dean and give it, and the other Heritage Forests, full protection from disposal. We believe that ownership by charitable trusts or private companies is both impractical and a road to ruin.
This album was produced to raise awareness and funds for the HOOF Campaign.
The album features contributions from:
Billy Bragg & Heathens All, Forest Brass, Dick Bryce, Mike Edwards, Bob Smith, Asha Faria-Vare, Ghost of a Dog, Roger Drury & Friends