In 2003, an extensive Save Common Wood campaign run by the
Penn & Tylers Green Residents Society, backed by the Woodland
Trust and the Chiltern Society raised over £100,000 from the
public, along with awards of £508,000 from the Heritage Lottery
Fund, £35,000 from the Onyx Environmental Trust, and £25,000
from Penn Parish Council. This enabled the Residents Society to
purchase the remaining 248 acres of wood and an adjacent 8 acre
field.

In 2009, in order to ensure continuity of ownership and
effective management of the wood in perpetuity, the Freehold
ownership was transferred to the Woodland Trust, in return for a
299 year rent-free lease with the freedom to manage the wood.
The wood is now managed by a committee of residents and specialist advisers under the auspices of the Residents Society.
Much of the work is carried out by volunteers who are always needed.
Please email commomwoodvolunteer@gmail.com