March 2012 – Update

For many years Labyrinth have been the managing agents for the CWMC. Last autumn they were amalgamated into Countrywide Management Ltd.

Both Labyrinth and now Countrywide accept that they are unable to provide CWMC with the specialist woodland management required by our Company.

By mutual agreement between your Board and Countrywide, it has been decided to terminate our management agreement.

Your Board has invited tenders from several local companies to take over the position of Managing Agents.

The Board is pleased to announce that, following negotiations, we have appointed Smiths Gore of Truro to be our agents for the next year.

Smiths Gore are a national land agency practice with specialist management and agency functions covering Forestry, Woodland and Arboriculture.
At a strategic level preparing policies for Forest and Woodland management and development and taking an active role in their management.

One of the areas of expertise developed to complement more traditional woodland management roles is risk management. Tree surveys are
increasingly important where there is public access and a requirement to show that trees have been professionally inspected and action taken to minimise chances of litigation and extend the life of valued veteran trees.

John Richomme BSc FRICS and Ross Collins of the Truro office are already advising us and working towards a smooth handover from Countrywide at the end of April.

We are all looking forward to working with Smiths Gore and utilising their knowledge to improve our woodland.