Conference 2014 Marketplace

Under the Conference theme of Sharing, Learning, Inspiring, there was a marketplace for attendees to visit on the first day of the conference.

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Marketplace 1 – South Devon B-Lines ProjectMarketplace list

Location: South Devon AONB

Marketplace area: Biodiversity

Description
B-Lines is an imaginative and ambitious solution to the loss of wildflowers, bees and other wildlife in our countryside, proposing action at a landscape scale to make a significant difference to pollinators, people and wider biodiversity. This partnership project with invertebrate charity Buglife, will begin by mapping out a network of potential wildflower habitat, our local B-Lines, then progress to engage with and support landowners and communities in creating new B-Lines, together with restoring and re-creating wildflower-rich areas.

Based on Buglife’s evolved methodology for B-Lines, the South Devon Project will additionally incorporate the extensive network of Devon banks (hedgerows on earth banks).

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation
  • Leaflets
  • Website

Contact:
Roger English
South Devon AONB Partnership
roger.english@southdevonaonb.org.uk
01803 861435


Marketplace 2 – Wild Purbeck NIAMarketplace list

Location: Dorset AONB – Wild Purbeck Nature Improvement Area

Marketplace area: Biodiversity

Description
The 4 main themes are

  • Land Management and Advisory Services
  • Community at the Centre
  • Building Resilience through Strategic Planning and Research
  • Developing the green economy, income streams and skills

Highlighting aspects of work across the Dorset AONB in conjunction with the NIA.

  • Landscape Permeability: research to identify existing high value habitat networks and prioritise their extension and enlargement with more permeable (semi-natural) landuse,
  • Community Gateway: Increased awareness of biodiversity importance and landscape change; community empowerment to engage in a shared vision; community volunteer groups for self-sustaining activity
  • Cyril Diver: Collating, resurveying 1930’s records by naturalist Cyril Diver.

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation
  • Leaflets
  • Laptop
  • Other – possible handouts

Contact
Julie Turner
Dorset AONB
julie.turner@dorsetcc.gov.uk
01305 224785


Marketplace 3 – ‘Encore? ‘ – building on Cordiale – wood fuel from hedgesMarketplace list

Location: Tamar Valley AONB

Marketplace area: Biodiversity

Description
A lead partner of the Interreg IVa Cordiale Project, we explored how the ‘bocages’ landscapes in France are managed for wood fuel. We are developing ways to promote the management of hedges and woods and stimulating new markets for wood fuel. We have commissioned research on the potential yields from hedges and impact of management for wood fuel and developed tools to calculate the potential volume of wood fuel on a holding from hedges and woods. We have tools to help size boilers and to calculate the potential savings from swapping from fossil fuels to wood chip and self-supply. We have published a guide on producing wood fuel from hedges and how to manage wood fuel production and maximise biodiversity.

What you will find on the stall

  • Table top display
  • Booklets, Case study leaflets, tools leaflets
  • Copies of research reports
  • Woodchip samples

Contact
Corinna Woodall
Tamar Valley AONB Partnership
cwoodall@tamarvalley.org.uk
01822 835037


Marketplace 4 – Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project Marketplace list

Location: Lincolnshire Wolds AONB

Marketplace area: Biodiversity

Description
Chalk Streams are internationally rare habitats which support some of our most threatened plants and animals. The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project is a group of organisations that have actively worked together since 2013 to conserve and enhance this Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) priority habitat.

Our most recent successful restoration project was delivered on the River Bain in Donington-on-Bain. The challenge was to re-naturalise a straightened mill race to a more natural meandering channel. The Project Officer worked with the partners and Professor Richard Hey from Streamwise to excavate the new channel allowing for greater brown trout and European eel migration and prevention of flooding downstream.

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation
  • Leaflets
  • Pop up banner

Contact
Ruth Craig
Lincolnshire Wolds AONB Partnership
ruth.craig@lincolnshire.gov.uk
01507 609740


Marketplace 5 – North Pennines AONB – NectarworksMarketplace list

Location: North Pennines AONB

Marketplace area: Biodiversity

Description
The HLF funded Nectarworks project is a natural successor to our award-winning Hay Time project and it aims to inspire, educate and enable everyone to take action for all nectar-feeding invertebrates, but in particular bumblebees.

We are working with farmers and smallholders, identifying wildflower-rich areas in the natural environment and using these areas to harvest green hay that is spread on nearby less diverse hay meadows.

We are working with schools to create nectar gardens and develop a bank of bumblebee related resources and activities linked to the national curriculum.

We are working with communities, recruiting and training volunteers who are undertaking bumblebee surveys in the gardens of local people and giving advice on how to make their patch better for bees.

What you will find on the stall

  • Leaflets
  • Pop up banner
  • Laptop presentation

Contact
Rebecca Barrett
North Pennines AONB Partnership
rebecca@northpenninesaonb.org.uk
01388 528801


Marketplace 6 & 7 – Cranborne Chase AONB: 6 – Big Chalk (Life IP) and 7 – Pheasant Release
Marketplace list

Location: England (mostly)

Marketplace area: Biodiversity

Description
MP6 Big Chalk Integrate Project (LIFE IP)
Technical Assistance for the development of a LIFE IP that would lead the way in making the ‘step change’ towards successful environmental conservation across UK. The IP would aim to deliver greater resource efficiency through the effective conservation and enhancement of ecosystem services provided by chalk landscapes.

MP7 Impact of pheasant releases on generalist predators and wild birds (PhD studentship)
Test the hypotheses relating to the impacts of pheasant release for game shooting. To do this, we need to understand the spatial and temporal relationships between pheasant abundance, management practices, predator abundance, predator diet and the abundance/productivity of wild nesting birds.

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation

Contact
David Blake
Cranborne Chase AONB
davidblake@cranbornechase.org.uk
07553435396 / 01725 517417


Marketplace 8 – Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership SchemeMarketplace list

Location: Shropshire Hills AONB (& neighbouring part of Wales)

Marketplace area: Historic Environment

Description
An HLF Landscape Partnership Scheme which started in May 2013 and will deliver 15 projects across four programmes, with mining history and borderlands as the main themes:
Scraping beneath the Surface
Coal and Transport
Lead and Barytes Mining
Rescuing Rocks and Overgrown Relics
Land between Lands
Open Hills, Old Ways and Commons
Helping Hillforts and Earthwork Castles
Remarkable Wildlife
Wildflower Meadows, Pastures and Verges
Wildlife gardening
Ground-Nesting Birds Recovery
Community Wildlife Groups
Products from the Landscape
Resourceful People
Farming and smallholding
Young people and heritage
Down to Earth
Dynamic Hills training & apprenticeship programme
Accessible records

What you will find on the stall

Contact
Phil Holden
Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership
phil.holden@shropshire.gov.uk
01588 674088


Marketplace 9 – English Heritage – Building Value in LandscapesMarketplace list

Location: England

Marketplace area: Historic Environment

Description
The maintenance of historic buildings and field walls not only contributes to the quality of the landscape and its enjoyment by the public but also creates employment, supports local economies and sustains craft skills. Two studies commissioned by English Heritage and Defra have evaluated the effects of the Rural Development Programme funding in detail for the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park in the UK.

Changes in funding priorities on future Rural Development programmes will have a significant impact on maintaining these important historic features within the landscape.

For more information see www.english-heritage.org.uk and www.helm.org.uk.

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation
  • Leaflets

Contact
Sarah Tunnicliffe
English Heritage
sarah.tunnicliffe@english-heritage.org.uk
07711 491752


Marketplace 10 – Forest of Bowland – A Leap in the ParkMarketplace list

Location: Forest of Bowland AONB

Marketplace area: Historic Environment

Description
This is a Heritage Lottery Fund, All Our Stories funded project, led by the AONB Partnership working in partnership with Chipping Local History group and volunteers from the Lancashire Gardens Trust in 2013. The project worked with an archaeological illustrator to recreate scenes of two medieval deer parks which had been researched in the county and local archives and via fieldwork. The project created an interactive webpage, a mobile app, walking routes, a schools activity pack and interpretation panels plus a number of volunteering opportunities and public events.

www.forestofbowland.com/aleapinthepark

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation
  • Laptop and mobile phones/tablets to demonstrate website and mobile app
  • Copies of schools pack and walking routes, and research report

Contact
Cathy Hopley
Forest of Bowland AONB
cathy.hopley@lancashire.gov.uk
01200 448000 / 07891 537835


Marketplace 11 – Lincolnshire Wolds AONB – Down Your WoldMarketplace list

Location: Lincolnshire Wolds AONB

Marketplace area: Historic Environment

Description
Rich in past human activity the Lincolnshire Wolds has an abundance of cultural and archaeological heritage, two factors leading to AONB designation.

Deserted Medieval Villages exist through lumps and bumps in fields, visitors can enjoy the countryside of Tennyson’s childhood and military structures are a poignant reminder of the impact of conflict.

Down Your Wold gives communities support to discover more about the landscape they live in. Geocaching, excavations, events and survey training are some initiatives used to inspire volunteers to explore and promote their village’s story.

The project is a partnership between Lincolnshire Wolds AONB Partnership and the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire. A project officer is employed by Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire who sits within the AONB team.

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation
  • Leaflets
  • Pop up banner

Contact
Sam Phillips
Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service
sam.phillips@lincsheritage.org
01507 609740


Marketplace 12 – North Pennines – Altogether ArchaeologyMarketplace list

Location: North Pennines AONB

Marketplace area: Historic Environment

Description
The HLF-funded Altogether Archaeology project, now in its third year, has 500 volunteers who work with professional archaeologists to undertake a range of exciting and important projects throughout the North Pennines each year. These include large scale landscape surveys using air photography and lidar, detailed site surveys, small-scale excavations, documentary studies and museum work. All work is completed to professional standards, with appropriate levels of training provided. An annual highlight is the Epiacum Roman Fort molehills survey – volunteers sieve molehills and recover a range of Roman finds including coins, pottery and jewellery, all of which are carefully recorded for later publication. Altogether Archaeology set out to connect people to their historic environment in a very tangible way, and that’s what it continues to do, with hundreds of people from communities across the AONB and further afield.

What you will find on the stall

  • Finds from recent fieldwork
  • Board with photos
  • Laptop

Contact
Paul Frodsham
North Pennines AONB Partnership
pfrodsham@northpenninesaonb.org.uk
01388 528801


Marketplace 13 – North Wessex Downs Tourism ToolkitMarketplace list

Location: North Wessex Downs AONB

Marketplace area: Sustainable Tourism

Description
We have developed a toolkit to help local businesses promote tourism and the North Wessex Downs to a wider audience within the UK and beyond.
This toolkit: www.northwessexdowns.org.uk/visit-north-wessex-downs/business-resources/promotional-content.htm provides businesses in and around the North Wessex Downs with direct access to our logo, high quality images, maps, text and web links that can be used on their promotional website or printed leaflet/ brochures.
Recently we have added a new element to the toolkit, a photography workshop entitled “Promoting the landscape”. Many businesses show their premises on their websites but not the stunning scenery that surrounds them. The one-day practical workshop includes a tutorial by a professional landscape photographer followed by a walk when all participants have a chance to try out the ideas with guidance.

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation and banners
  • Leaflets

Contact
Rose Somerset
North Wessex Downs AONB Partnership
rosesomerset@northwessexdowns.org.uk
07810 791747


Marketplace 14 – Nidderdale – Sustainable Tourism ProjectsMarketplace list

Location: Nidderdale AONB (NAONB) and Yorkshire Dales NP (YDNP)

Marketplace area: Sustainable Tourism

Description
The Europarc Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Area status was jointly awarded to NAONB Partnership and YDNPA in 2008 (renewed in 2013). The AONB Partnership and the National Park Authority have created an independent tourism business network and a Dales-wide tourism forum, and are collaborating on implementation of a tourism strategy for the Dales. The marketplace stand will disseminate information about

  • Tourism business network development
  • Europarc Charter status
  • Funding for tourism initiatives
  • Tourism product development
  • Local distinctiveness

What you will find on the stall

  • Banner display
  • Leaflets

Contact
Leanne Fox
Nidderdale AONB Partnership
Leanne.fox@harrogate.gov.uk
01423 551667


Marketplace 15 – Rural:Urban Schools Twinning ProjectMarketplace list

Location: Howardian Hills AONB

Marketplace area: Understanding and Enjoying Protected Landscapes

Description
The Howardian Hills AONB School Twinning Project has twinned all of the primary schools in the AONB with inner-city schools in Hull and York. Annual visits have enabled the children to learn more about their own and the contrasting locality. Present day and historic connections between the two areas have also been identified. Topics covered include milling, renewable energy, sport/leisure, habitats, trade, marine life and traditional crafts.
The four year project is mostly funded externally, by LEADER and HLF (Your Heritage). It has been delivered in partnership with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and has benefitted from a team of committed volunteers.

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation

Contact
Liz Bassindale
Howardian Hills AONB Partnership
liz.bassindale@northyorks.gov.uk
01609 536778


Marketplace 16 – Forest of Bowland Tramper Trails: access for allMarketplace list

Location: Forest of Bowland AONB and other Lancashire County Council countryside sites

Marketplace area: Understanding and Enjoying Protected Landscapes

Description
Lancashire County Council has invested in and supported the development of Trampers (all-terrain scooter mobility scooters for people with mobility difficulties) over the last 10 years. The AONB Partnership and tourism business partners have developed this further in the AONB by providing a number of promoted and assessed accessible routes; Tramper vehicles for loan and hire; and organised events for groups of users to visit farmland, fells and visitor destinations. Bowland Experience, Wyresdale Wheels for All and a number of individual businesses now own and promote the vehicles to visitors.

www.forestofbowland.com/access-for-all

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation
  • Leaflets and trail guides
  • Other – possible Tramper vehicle (all-terrain scooter accessibility scooter)

Contact
Tarja Wilson
Forest of Bowland AONB Partnership
Tarja.wilson@lancashire.gov.uk
01200 448000 / 07887 830853


Marketplace 17 & 18 – Arnside & Silverdale AONB Volunteer Programme and Nature Improvement AreaMarketplace list

Location: Arnside & Silverdale AONB

Marketplace areas: Understanding and Enjoying Protected Landscapes (15)
and Biodiversity (16)

Description
Over the last 20 years the Arnside & Silverdale AONB volunteer programme has made an incredible impact on the ground to benefit the area and help deliver the AONB Management Plan. A dedicated team of committed volunteers carries out practical tasks every week – from habitat management, to installing gates and footpath signs to surveying butterflies. Everywhere you go in the AONB, you can see something that they have been part of.

More recently, in 2012, Morecambe Bay Limestones and Wetland Nature Improvement Area was approved as one of the first NIAs in the country. Two years on, through the work of the NIA land management advisors, the project has restored or enhanced over 1700ha priority habitat working in conjunction with landowners and partner organisations and involved over 300 schoolchildren and volunteers.

This marketplace will showcase our achievements and our recipe for success.

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation
  • Leaflets
  • Map on a table with markers

Contact
Lucy Barron
Arnside and Silverdale AONB Partnership
lucy@arnsidesilverdaleaonb.org.uk
01524 761034


Marketplace 19 – Chilterns Commons ProjectMarketplace list

Location: Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Marketplace area: Understanding and Enjoying Protected Landscapes

Description
This HLF funded Project is promoting the management of common land and the involvement of local people. The project has supported habitat enhancement, amenity management and conservation to historically important sites. A great deal of support has been given to encouraging, advising and training local people to take part in a variety of roles. The project has been fantastically successful with a large number of courses and other events booked up, often with waiting lists.

What you will find on the stall

  • Leaflets, photos and maps

Contact
Steve Rodrick
Chilterns Conservation Board
srodrick@chilternsaonb.org
01844 355505


Marketplace 20 – Rate my View – using an app to study landscape perceptionsMarketplace list

Location: South Devon AONB Partnership

Marketplace area: Understanding and Enjoying Protected Landscapes

Description
Rate my View is an innovative new app developed by South Devon AONB Partnership and Plymouth University, as part of a European funded project – Cordiale.

Our landscapes are constantly evolving. Users’ contributions capture snapshots in time and together build a record of how our landscape has changed.

This free app, with companion website, is a valuable resource on people’s perceptions of landscape. The data collected is available to all partners.

We are offering the opportunity to be involved in this project to UK and overseas protected landscapes and have interest from the Southwest, Scotland and France.

RmV will operate as a community interested company.

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation
  • Leaflets
  • Live demonstration of the App

Contact
Roger English
South Devon AONB Partnership
roger.english@southdevonaonb.org.uk
01803 861435


Marketplace 21 – Developing a Coordinated Approach for People to Experience the Solway Landscape Marketplace list

Location: Solway Coast AONB

Marketplace area: Understanding and Enjoying Protected Landscapes

Description
We would like to show and discuss some of the ways that the Solway Coast AONB Partnership and the Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme are working together to interpret and promote access to the Solway on a landscape scale

What you will find on the stall

  • Pop up exhibition panels and interactives
  • A fairground style game / competition
  • Leaflets
  • Laptop (maybe)

Contact
Naomi Hewitt
Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme, Solway Coast AONB Partnership
Naomi.hewitt@allerdale.gov.uk
016973 33055 / 07880 565 640


Marketplace 22 – What makes a view?Marketplace list

Location: Blackdown Hills AONB

Marketplace area: Understanding and Enjoying Protected Landscapes

Description
Views are in integral part of the Blackdown Hills landscape and of the local community and visitors’ experience of the landscape. Indeed they were one of the reasons the Blackdown Hills was deemed worthy of AONB designation.

What Makes a View? brought together arts and science-based approaches, and community engagement to examine the importance of views in the Blackdown Hills landscape. The project was a small part of the European CORDIALE project funded by INTERREG Iva France (Channel) – England Programme and Devon County Council.

What you will find on the stall

  • Poster presentation
  • Leaflets
  • Laptop

Contact
Linda Bennett
Blackdown Hills AONB
linda.bennett@devon.gov.uk
01823 680 682


Marketplace 23 – Arnside & Silverdale AONB Landscape Trust Marketplace list

Location: Arnside & Silverdale AONB

Marketplace area: Understanding and Enjoying Protected Landscapes

Description
The Landscape Trust is a charity that supports the purposes of the Arnside & Silverdale AONB. The Trust has almost 1000 members, runs a small grants fund, owns three nature reserves, runs an exceedingly popular events programme and publishes a magazine three times a year. Representatives from the Trust will be on hand to explain more about what the Trust has achieved, how it is run and how it collaborates with the AONB Partnership.

What you will find on the stall

  • Display boards
  • Leaflets

Contact
Colin Peacock
Arnside and Silverdale AONB Landscape Trust
c.peacock@lancaster.ac.uk
lucy@arnsidesilverdaleaonb.org.uk
01524 761034


Marketplace 24 – AONB Family BrandMarketplace list

Location: UK-wide

Marketplace area: Generic

Description
The visual identity of the AONB Family brand was launched in December 2010.

This stall will show how the AONB Partnerships/Conservation Boards have used the brand at a local level to support their work. There will be very many examples of innovation and cleverness of use at a time when resources for building a brand have been at their lowest. This stall will be a celebration of the resourcefulness of AONB Partnerships and Conservation Boards.

Come along to share, learn and inspire.

What you will find on the stall

  • Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Banners

Contact
Jill Smith
The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Jill.Smith@landscapesforlife.org.uk
07969 888823



Download full details of the Marketplace (PDF)

Download A note from our Supporters 2014 (Word .doc)