Thames Chase

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This is a path through White Post Wood, part of Belhus Country Park and Thames Chase

Thames Chase is a community forest of 9842 hectares (24,320 acres/38 square miles) [1] located in 47 sites in London and Essex, England. Its stated aim is renew and regenerate the landscape at the edge of East London and South Essex by creating Thames Chase, the Community Forest: a varied wooded landscape for local people to influence, create, use, enjoy and cherish.

It has been managed as a community forest since 1990. The forest centre is located near Upminster and is surrounded by 56 hectares (140 acres) of new woodlands, meadows and ponds.

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Thames Chase Joint Committee[edit]

The Thames Chase Joint Committee oversees development of the community forest. It comprises three members each from:

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  1. ^ "Forestry Commission News Release No. 1656, 1.6 MILLION MORE TREES PROMISED FOR THE EAST OF LONDON". Forestry Commission. 28 October 1998. Retrieved 13 March 2010.