Wed 15 November, 7-10 pm, King’s Church, Lewes, £12/£10

In 1217, the Forest Charter re-secured the rights of ordinary people to access England’s royal forests. Now, 800 years later, a new national Charter for Trees has been created. We’re celebrating its launch in Lewes with a very special evening.

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People has been created by the Woodland Trust with the support of more than 70 other cross-sector organisations. At a time when UK tree planting has fallen to a 50-year low, and development continues to destroy ancient woodlands, the Charter sets out 10 principles to protect existing woodland, establish new planting and assure access for everyone.

You read all about the charter’s principles and add your name to the charter here. For everyone who signs the charter, the Woodland Trust will plant a new tree in the UK. So far, the Charter has been signed by more than 100,000 people.

Come and celebrate the Tree Charter in Lewes
To celebrate this vital initiative, a very special launch evening is being hosted by Vert Woods Community Woodland and the Woodland Trust on Wednesday 15 November in Lewes.


The launch evening includes:

• Robert Penn (pictured), broadcaster, community woods champion and author of the best-selling ‘The Man who Made Things out of Trees’ who will be talking about his fascinating life and work.

• Michael Blencowe of Sussex Wildlife Trust who will be compering the evening

• Music from Zu Community Choir and Dirk Campbell – all with a woody theme!
Plus other special guests, films, a raffle and refreshments from Old Tree Brewery.

Tickets for the evening at King’s Church, Brooks Road, Lewes, cost £12 (£10 concession)*, and can be purchased here

  • This price includes online booking fees.