Friday, 13 July 2012

Hugely Exciting AONB Countryside Centre Proposal

The team is very pleased to announce that we’ve been successful in the the first stage funding bid for the proposed ‘AONB Countryside Centre’ which was voted through by the Local Action Group of the Sowing SEEDS funding programme on Wednesday!


The detailed second stage bid will now be put together for the SEEDS Executive in September. It is envisaged that the planned ‘Countryside Centre’ will offer accredited and vocational training courses in countryside and associated skills. It will also be the base for an AONB-wide volunteer force. The third element is to be an AONB information hub for local communities and visitors alike.

Your feedback is important:

  • If you are a nearby countryside / environmental skills training provider who may have an interest in, or indeed a concern about, the proposal, please get in touch  

  • If you are involved in a volunteer group who might be interested in using such a Centre as a base, do get in touch

  • Finally, although the proposal for an ‘AONB volunteer task force’ may be a little way off, it would be extremely helpful if you could let us know if you would be interested in volunteering in the future. Tasks could range from building, practical conservation, guided walks / event planning, research or simply office / administration tasks.  

Get in touch by email, telephone answer phone or respond via our comments board below. We will hold your details on file until we have further information.

AONB office: 01725 517417