Monthly Archives: November 2011

December 2011 Volunteering

The Mendip Hills AONB Volunteer Group will be undertaking two practical tasks in December, both at Deer Leap near Westbury-sub-Mendip, as part of their on-going winter work programme.  On Saturday 3 December the group will be working on a dry … Continue reading

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Advanced Young Rangers November 2011

This month the AONB Advanced Young Rangers carried out a Kestrel Survey at Blackmoor and Netherwood.  After a cloudy start to the morning the sun broke through and two kestrels were recorded overhead on the thermal air currents waiting to … Continue reading

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Fracking – BBC Countryfile

BBC Countryfile is to include a feature on ‘fracking’ on Sunday 4th December and will be filming in the Mendip Hills next week for the programme. ‘Fracking’ is the term used for a process for extracting shale gas and coal … Continue reading

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Annual Forum 2011

Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – Annual Forum 2011 Greater business networking, promotion of trails and local produce were amongst ideas highlighted at the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership annual forum. The event … Continue reading

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New Panel Members

Mendip Hills AONB Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) – seeks new panel members The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is seeking two new people for their SDF Panel. The SDF is funded by Defra to provide grants for … Continue reading

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Young Rangers October 2011

Young Rangers Caving expedition to Goatchurch Cavern, October 2011 Saturday’s expedition was led by Andy and Kirsty, instructors from the Charterhouse Centre and began with the group getting kitted up with helmets and lamps, caving suits and belts and welly … Continue reading

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