A consultation on the future management of the Greensand Commons.

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Sevenoaks Greensand Commons are managed for the benefit of local people to enjoy for leisure activities. Historically they were used by local residents for firewood, mining chert, livestock bedding etc, some people even lived in the woods, harvested wood and grazed livestock in places. They provide a wonderful natural resource for exercise and outdoor activities. 

Many already are amazing “wild” spaces and others have the potential to be rich in wildlife from buzzards, to reptiles, rare plant species and amazing beetles and insects. There are a variety of trees, with some veterans hundreds of years old, and in areas, more open spaces with expansive views. 

Sevenoaks District Council working with Kent Wildlife Trust and local councils has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop project proposals to encourage more people to enjoy the Commons and to improve them.  This will be submitted in February 2018. We would be really keen to find out if you use the commons, or may like to explore and use the commons in the future.

* 1. What is your interest in the outdoors? Please indicate all that apply:

* 2. Which Commons have you visited? Please indicate all that apply:

* 3. How often do you use the Commons? Please circle one choice.

* 4. What aspect of the Commons do you currently enjoy or do not enjoy? Please indicate all that apply.

* 5. How do you think the commons should be managed or improved? Please indicate any / all that apply.

* 6. There are a variety of methods for carrying out management, all with advantages and disadvantages. Please indicate which of the following reflects your views.

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
Scrub / weed / tree clearance by hand to open up access to overgrown areas.
Scrub / weed / tree clearance by machine to open up access to overgrown areas.
Some management by livestock e.g. cattle.

* 7. Use of pedestrian and equestrian gates can be necessary if livestock are used. Would you...

* 8. Would you be interested in volunteering, with training as needed? Please indicate all that apply.

* 9. What further information would you like?

* 10. Please use this space to make any further comments you wish.

* 11. Which group are you part of when particpating in this survey e.g. Scouts (if applicable)?

* 12. What is your post code?

* 13. Please indicate your gender.

* 14. Please tell us your age range.

* 15. Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

* 16. Which ethnicity best describes you.

* 17. Do you wish to be kept informed about the Greensand Commons Project?

* 18. Do you wish to receive other communications from Kent Wildlife Trust?