Monthly Archives: February 2011

Email Update February 2011

 National Association of AONBs (NAAONB) has been keeping members informed of the new funding arrangements for AONBs and monitoring the situation with regard local authority funding contributions for individual AONBs for 2011/12. Cllr Dawn Hill, Mendip Hills AONB Partnership Chairman … Continue reading

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Conserving Black Down Project

The next phase of work on Black Down is underway with preparations for stone pitching to protect the Beacon Batch Barrow around the trig point which marks the highest point of the AONB at 325 metres above sea level. The … Continue reading

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Young Rangers February 2011

Our owl theme continued in February with exploring the diet of barn and tawny owls. The day began very early in a field above Charterhouse checking traps. Chris Sperring from the Hawk and Owl Trust had laid traps the night … Continue reading

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AONB Volunteer Rangers

AONB VOLUNTEER RANGERS – 2 vacancies (August 2011)  have a look at our  main volunteering page for more information.

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Ranger News January 2011

January 2011 Blackdown Thursday January 6th The festive season had certainly brought out the revellers we thought, as we cleared away the copious amounts of Christmas wrapping paper plus lemons and onions from the car park at the top of … Continue reading

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Email Update January 2011

Mendip Hills AONB web site relaunch. During this interim period we will not be including any links to our site in this update. We will let you know when it is launched and look forward to your feedback. The National … Continue reading

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Young Rangers January 2011

Mendip Hills AONB Young Rangers – First session of 2011 The first session of 2011 for the Mendip Hills AONB Young Rangers on Saturday 8th January combined a practical session making barn owl boxes and a chance to explore the … Continue reading

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Advanced Young Rangers

November 2010 The latest activity of the AONB Advanced Young Rangers Programme was a day of scrub clearance with the National Trust at Cheddar Gorge. The task, led by National Trust Ranger Rob Stephens with AONB Project Officer Andy Mallender … Continue reading

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Young Rangers 2010

2010 There were volcanoes in the Mendip Hills! The geological theme continued in October with a visit to the Somerset Earth Science Centre at Moonhill Quarry. Looking down into the deepest quarry on the Mendips, the Young Rangers learnt that … Continue reading

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Solar Park Proposal

Environmental Impact Assessment advised for Solar park proposal near Bleadon The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Unit having been consulted by North Somerset Council on a new solar park, near Bleadon has advised that a full Environmental … Continue reading

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