A Member wished to express his gratitude for the work of the staff and volunteers at the Common over the previous year. The Chairman led the Committee in joining in this thanks.
In response to a Member’s question, the Committee were briefly updated on the status of the Newton Wood area currently up for sale. The Committee were reminded that the Corporation were unfortunately not in a position to procure the land itself. The Superintendent’s staff were maintaining communication with the agents for the land, and whilst working to prevent complacency, they were also bearing in mind the Site of Special Scientific Interest status the area enjoyed.
The Members also heard that any public subscription to purchase the land was best arranged by the locals and concerned parties themselves.