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Planetarium brings Stargazing to Hutton

28th January 14

On Friday 7 March astronomer Simon Ould will be running 3 guided stargazing sessions at Hutton Village Hall, near Weston-super-Mare as part of National Astronomy Week. Organised by the Mendip Hills AONB Unit, each session includes a 45-minute tour of the...

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Funding Cut to AONBs

21st January 14

Somerset AONBs will suffer an 89% cut in budget if Somerset County Council agree a proposed saving of £40,000 from their AONB budget of just £45,000. The four Somerset AONBs; Blackdown Hills, Cranborne Chase, Mendip Hills and Quantock Hills currently each...

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Fracking Update

21st January 14

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this week, that Councils can keep 100 % of business rates they collect from shale gas sites, the AONB have published an updated Position Statement on Fracking. The statement outlines the coalition government’s economic...

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Geology Event!

15th January 14

We still have places available for Saturday 25th January 2014 at Somerset Earth Science Centre for you to participate and explore ideas for increasing understanding and awareness of the Mendip Hills geology and the wildlife and historic landscape that it...

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Mendip Rocks! Participation Event

6th January 14

On Saturday 25th January 2014 at Somerset Earth Science Centre an event is being held to explore ideas for increasing understanding and awareness of the Mendip Hills geology and the wildlife and historic landscape that it has helped shape. A scoping...

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