Chris Woodruff of East Devon AONB Partnership delivered a talk for the Bowland Award showcase for nominee Robin Toogood.
Robin had an outstanding 22-year career devoted to the South Devon AONB with sharing, learning and inspiring at the very core of his approach to AONB life.
Robin was involved with the original South Devon AONB Joint Advisory Committee (established 1992) and appointed as AONB Officer in 1997. He led the establishment of the AONB Partnership in 2002 and as AONB Manager, the recruitment of the staff Unit in 2003. He continued in the role of AONB Manager his retirement at the end of May 2016.
Robin’s achievements over his 22 years amount to much more than simply long service. It was clear from the heartfelt messages sent on news of his ill-health retirement that Robin has had an enormous impact on colleagues across the AONB family and beyond.
Robin’s insight and involvement will be greatly missed by all that know him. The Bowland Award would be a fitting recognition of Robin’s unwavering commitment and outstanding achievements for society’s health and wellbeing and more, all derived from natural beauty.