May 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Celebrating volunteering in protected landscapes


The new Mendip Hills AONB  Volunteer Group contributed to celebrating the ‘European Day of Parks’ that takes place each year on 24th May. This year, as it is also the ‘European year of volunteering’ the theme for the events organised in protected landscapes across Europe was ‘Volunteering, Nature needs you’.  

The Mendip Hills Volunteer group spent the day clearing overhanging vegetation along a large section of bridleway on Black Down. The work will allow…


Added by Sue Murtagh on May 31, 2011 at 9:55 — No Comments

UK Biodiversity Indicators 2011

The 2011 statistics on biodiversity indicators have been published today. Eighteen indicators (comprising 34 measures) have been reported annually since 2007 to provide an overview of biodiversity trends in the UK, and are updated (data are up to 2009 and 2010 in most cases). Visit Defra for more details.


Added by Kathy Tate on May 26, 2011 at 14:21 — No Comments

Mendip Hills AONB Young Rangers: Recruiting now!


The Mendip Hills AONB Unit is recruiting 15 young people between the ages of 11 to 14 to join its new two-year Young Ranger programme starting this September. 

The scheme provides a fantastic opportunity to find out about protected landscapes through a variety of activities that take them out and about in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). 

The Young Rangers meet one Saturday per month (except August and December) and have an overnight camp each…


Added by Sue Murtagh on May 24, 2011 at 11:33 — 1 Comment

Centre for Sustainable Energy launches Community Support Service

Since the closure of EST Green Communities helpline, there has been a need for support of community energy efficieincy and renewable energy projects. This new service will help groups in the West of England and Somerset by providing:

FREE telephone and email advice

FREE technical and on-site support

FREE training and workshop delivery

FREE printed resources and events kits

Get in touch with our communities team: 

T: 0117 934 1400   E:…


Added by Kathy Tate on May 11, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

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