Please put this date in your diary and start the new year by looking forward to another year of visits and activities on the reserve.
At the recent steering group meeting our current Chair Alyson confirmed that she will not be seeking re-election this year. A very big thank you to Alyson for all she has done to get the “friends” up and running since its initial formation in January 2014.
As we complete our third year the steering group confirmed four primary aims for the “friends”.
1. To promote understanding of the significance of the “Hills and Holes” as a national nature reserve to the broad community of visitors.
2. To assist Natural England with the practical management of the reserve.
3. To assist with ongoing monitoring and surveys on the reserve to ascertain the status of the flora and fauna.
4. To raise funds for specific projects which will improve the reserve in line with Natural England’s management plan.
To achieve these aims as well as requiring a new Chair and Secretary it would be useful to identify members who are willing to contribute in any of the four areas.
We can only achieve these objectives by having an active steering group and participatory membership so please give some thought to how you can give something back for the enjoyment we all get from the reserve. Either come along to the AGM at Barnack Village Hall (more details to follow shortly) or contact us by e-mail ahead of the meeting. email@example.com