Chair’s blog – December 2020

Bruce Payne, chair of the Blackdown Hills AONB partnership management group reflects on a challenging year and looks forward to a brighter 2021.

Green Recovery grant for Somerset’s AONBs

Somerset’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are to receive a grant of £248,900 from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund to work on an exciting new regional nature-recovery project.

Devon Carbon Plan consultation

Climate change is already having an impact on our landscape, wildlife and communities and it will continue to do so into the future unless we take action. As part of Devon’s response to the [...]

New chair and vice chairs for Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Bruce Payne as the new chair of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership management group. We have also appointed [...]

Turning to nature in a time of crisis

Some thoughts on recent events, the nurturing nature of natural spaces and the need for us to tread carefully in the coming weeks.

Blackdown Support Group coordinating help for local people

The Blackdown Support Group is working closely with the Blackdown Practice, local parish councils, churches and partner voluntary organisations across the Blackdown Hills to support our [...]

Getting through the challenges ahead

Now, more than ever, it is important that we support others in our community and take good care of our own health and wellbeing. As many of us find ourselves confined to our homes or dealing with [...]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

An update on our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and how to stay in touch with us in the coming weeks.

A new face for 2020!

This month we welcomed our new Volunteer Coordinator, Verity Jones.

Appointment of Special Appointees to the AONB Management Group

Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership is currently inviting applications for a special appointee to its management group.

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