Report of the Superintendent of Epping Forest.
The Committee received a report of the Director of Open Spaces which provided a summary of the Epping Forest Division’s activities across October to November 2020. The Director of Open Spaces noted the significant difficulties which the Epping Forest Management Team had experienced in the October to November period with the considerable financial concerns and the increased visitor numbers to the Forest. The Chairman noted these difficulties and thanked Officers for their work.
Responding to question from the Deputy Chairman the Director of Open Spaces noted that the message to staff was well received and that various methods for thanking staff would be explored.
To reply to a Committee member’s query the Director of Open Spaces confirmed that the casual keeper positions would be filled and that a senior keeper was in the process of being hired. In addition, the contribution of the volunteers was highlighted.
RESOLVED- That the report be noted.