Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership Management Group

The Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership Management Group comprises:

  • Six councillors appointed by the constituent local authorities
  • A representative from Natural England
  • Representatives of some of the Partnership organisations (nominated and elected by the Partnership)
  • Parish councillors nominated by the Blackdown Hills Parish Network
  • Special appointees, who are do not represent the opinions of a particular group or organisation, but have knowledge and experience in particularly relevant fields.

 

Members of the Blackdown Hills AONB Management Group

Chair

Paul Diviani – Co-opted

Vice Chair

Bruce Payne – special appointee

Councillors

Cllr John Berry – Devon County Council

Cllr John Thorne– Somerset County Council

Cllr Colin Brown– East Devon District Council

Cllr Simon Clist – Mid Devon District Council

Cllr Martin Wale – South Somerset District Council

Cllr Ross Henley– Somerset West and Taunton Council

Natural England representative

Donna Gowler – Natural England

Partnership representatives

Gordon Field – Blackdown Hills Artists & Makers

Heather Stallard – Blackdown Hills Business Association

Martin Turner – Blackdown Hills Hedge Association

John Greenshields – Blackdown & East Devon Woodland Association

Chris Lewis / Penny Mills – Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), Devon and Somerset

Simon Larkins – National Trust

Mark Pope – National Farmers Union

David Northcote-Wright – Somerset Wildlife Trust

Parish Councillors

(Nominated by Blackdown Hills Parish Network)

Cllr Graham Long – Upottery Parish Council

Cllr Bob Nelson – Broadhembury Parish Council

Special Appointees

Elaine Hayes – special appointee

Bruce Payne – special appointee

Minutes

Blackdown Hills AONB Management Group meeting

Minutes 4 July 2019

Blackdown Hills AONB Management Group meeting

Minutes 7 March 2019

Blackdown Hills AONB Management Group meeting

Minutes 8 November 2018

Scheduled meetings

Forthcoming meetings of the Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership Management Group:

Thursday 7 November 2019
10am – 1pm
Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, Near Chard

Members of the public wishing to attend

Members of the public are welcome to attend the AONB Partnership Management Group meeting as observers. At the beginning of each meeting there is a session where members of the public can ask questions about the work of the AONB.

Ideally, questions should be notified to the Blackdown Hills AONB office – at least two working days before the date of the meeting. However, any questions received after this or at the meeting that cannot be answered immediately will be responded to within two weeks.

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