Show backing for woodland

By coincidence, a picture of an orange tip butterfly photographed in the Goody Patchy was recently published, (Berwick Advertiser, August 11).

Saturday, 20th August 2016, 09:31 am

This is just a small instance of the importance of this woodland, which already has historic significance and is part of the Lowry Trail.

The Goody Patchy may be under threat from development and the St Boisil’s Residents’ Association is hoping to get full tree protection for the Goody Patchy.

Local forestry expert Ross Weddle persuaded Northumberland County Council to do a Tree Preservation Order evaluation.

It achieved a score of 15, the highest score available in the second category.

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The council is happy to progress protection if public support can be demonstrated.

We now need to gain local support for this valuable amenity asset – England’s most northerly public woodland.

Please can you write to the head of planning at Northumberland County Council, expressing your support for a Tree Preservation Order covering the Goody Patchy.

Rose Kay

Berwick-upon-Tweed