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Future of Huntly Woodlands up for discussion

Everyone interested in the future of the woodlands in and around Huntly is invited to a community meeting on Wednesday 16th January at 7.30 p.m. in the Gordon Arms Hotel, Huntly.

At the meeting, the results of a recent consultation on what people use the woodlands for and how they would like to see them improved will be presented. The partners behind the consultation, (Aberdeenshire Council, Forestry Commission Scotland and Aberdeenshire Towns Partnership Huntly) also want to hear your views on their plans for taking forward the results of the consultation. Emma Williams, Environment Planner at Aberdeenshire Council said: "Whether you use the woodlands in and around Huntly for walking, cycling, bird watching or other activities we would like to have your views. Everyone is welcome to the meeting on the 16th January and we hope people will come along to comment on the proposals for Battlehill and the Meadows. For Battlehill there are some choices to make for future management. The conifers on the site are past maturity and one option is to fell significant areas of the site and then replant with native trees. We would like the chance to discuss this and other options with the community who use the woodland."

ASDA in Huntly have pledged some funding to the project and a cheque for their contribution will be handed over at the meeting on the 16th January.

See the Huntly Woodlands Meeting Leaflet (1.57MB pdf) for more info.

Also for further information please contact Emma Williams at Aberdeenshire Council,
email : emma.williams@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
tel : 01467628002

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