Outside Body

Mersey Forest Steering Group


Wirral Council joined Mersey Forest in 2021 as part of a wider strategic approach to addressing the impact of the environment and climate emergency and delivering Wirral’s Tree, Woodland and Hedgerow Strategy.


Membership of the steering group is made up of one member from each of the Councils, an officer from Natural England and an officer from the Forestry Commission. The other six Councils which currently make up the partnership are Cheshire West and Chester Council, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Liverpool City Council, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council and Cheshire East Council.


The members steering group’s role is primarily consultative, but it is expected and agreed that it will provide advice on all matters relating to the Forest Plan.

Contact information

Paul Nolan, Director, The Mersey Forest Team

Phone: 01925 816217

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