In April 2019 the Chair of the Corf Committee, Sam Biles, wrote a general letter to all groups.
This web page will summarize that letter and, we hope, make clearer the position with regard to the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Stewardship Agreement which is in place and overseen by Natural England.
This means that alterations or works which may affect the SSSI or the management under the Stewardship Agreement must not be carried out by individuals or scout groups without the sanction of the Corf Committee or the warden on their behalf.
After several visits from Natural England (N.E.) it is now plain that we can not do what we like to our sites. N.E. likes to use the phrase ancient Woodland. Remember, Corf is not a campsite it is ancient Woodland and has to be looked after.
With every SSSI there is a list of Potentially Damaging Operations (PDO's) which are seen by N.E. as things which could damage the environment. For instance, building works or wholesale clearance of vegetation, it would be illegal to carry out such works without approval from N.E.
The List of PDOs for Corf are listed here Please read this before filling out form CCF1
Because of these legal issues the Corf Sub Committee must be informed of any work groups wish to do on their site well in advance of the intended work. Please use form CCF1 below
CCF1: Site Works Proposal Form To be used when individual Scout Groups wish to do work on their site.
Please download the form (RH click + Save link as ) add your details and send it to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A full explanation of the above can be viewed or downloaded here:- SSSI Leaflet Mar 19
Corf is in need of two levels of help
A link to a PDF form is here (CCF3: WARDEN'S ASSISTANCE FORM)
please download it (RH click + Save link as )
Add your details and forward it to (Sam Biles Chair Corf County Campsite Sub-Committee)
Barrie is more than happy to chat through what is
required if you would like to contact him informally: 07525 726867 or
This page was updated on 1 January 2020