Thames Chase Trust is a Community Forest conserving, reclaiming and enhancing forest and green spaces and building bio-diversity throughout 40 square miles across the east London / Essex border. England’s national programme of Community Forests is a successful model for community involvement, inclusion, environmental regeneration and green infrastructure creation. Our aim is to deliver a comprehensive package of urban, economic and social regeneration, creating high-quality environments for millions of people by revitalising derelict land, providing new opportunities for leisure, recreation, and cultural activities, enhancing biodiversity, preparing for climate change and supporting education, healthy living and social and economic development. Each Community Forest is a partnership between local authorities and local, regional and national partners including the Forestry Commission and Natural England. The founding basis for each Forest is a government-approved Forest Plan, a 30-year vision of landscape-scale improvement. Since 2011, the Community Forests have had a national accord with the Forestry Commission.