New Manager for the Mendip Hills AONB Unit

Thursday 2nd June 2016

JIM2We’re very pleased to welcome Jim Hardcastle as the new manager of the Mendip Hills AONB Unit. Jim’s role will be to look after the team, coordinate the management plan for the area and help the AONB Partnership to run effectively.

The Mendip Hills is one of England’s special places. To help it stay special it has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a dedicated team.

Jim brings a unique set of skills to the role. He previously worked for the Mendip Hills AONB team running all the projects between 2002 and 2008 when he left to work for a marketing company. Recently he was Marketing Manager for a large environmental regeneration charity.

“I’m very excited about being back on Mendip with the privilege of leading the AONB Unit. I really want to make sure that the people that live and work here and all the visitors enjoy Mendip as much as I do. The team are doing great work across the area that people need to know about so my experience in communications will certainly help with this.

The Mendip Hills aren’t an island cut off from the outside world. Lots of changes will affect the area and I need to work with the AONB Partnership to make sure we conserve and enhance this special area for everyone.”

The AONB Partnership is made up of important national and local organisations that influence the area including local authorities, conservation bodies, landowners and farming groups. It produces a management plan to guide how the area is conserved and enhanced.

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