Statement on Epping Forest Buffer Lands deer

A spokesperson for the City of London Corporation said:

“We have terminated the contract with Capreolus Club for the management of the deer population on the Epping Forest Buffer Lands.

“We have listened to the views of our visitors and we have taken this decision to reflect recent public concern.

“The Epping Forest Committee will now investigate options and decide on an alternative way forward for sustainable deer population control on the Epping Forest Buffer Lands.

“A decision will be made in the best interests of both the ecology of the area and its visitors. Until a suitable replacement can be found, the deer population will be managed by our fully qualified Forest Keepers.”

There is a contractual 30-day notice period and Capreolus Club operations will cease on 6 January 2017