Michael Sydney, Surrey Hills AONB, reports back from Workshop 4 – Resources for Landscape Projects

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Michael Sydney, Surrey Hills AONB, reports back from the Resources for Landscape Projects Workshop which discussed – How can AONB partnerships ensure that the work they are doing to deliver ecosystem services on a landscape scale is properly resourced both financially and timewise (staff/members/volunteers).
Richard Clarke also shared the other key points from the workshop –

  • 1 – Clarity around restricted and unrestricted income.
  • 2- Partnerships will continue to be vital, particularly as resources become tighter.

Quote from Rob Stowman, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust- “Important to have ‘oven-ready products’; i.e. – things rear to go…”

  • 3 – AONBs already are willing to take risks to secure additional funding.  Whilst local authority partners are increasingly becoming risk averse.  A need to install confidence in authorities.
  • 4 – Working with local authorities can be a double edged sword, but we shouldn’t under estimate the importance in providing cash-flow.

 

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