A member of the Committee commented on the issue of maintaining swan nesting sites within Epping Forest and expressed that something needed to be done to resolve these issues. The Director of Open Spaces explained that combating these issues would likely be an expensive undertaking. The Committee discussed the possibility of involving volunteers and the Vintners Livery Company in this process.
It was noted by a member of a Committee that the increased visitor numbers had demonstrated that the communication, including signage and the City of London Corporation open spaces website, were not working in an optimal manner. The Chairman noted that there was a balance to be reached between maintaining aesthetic quality of the Forest and providing appropriate signage. In addition, the Chairman commented that the City of Corporation’s open spaces website was not of the quality required and suggested that this matter be escalated by Officers.