At last! Annual Review 2015-2016 Phew!

Sunday 9th October 2016

Discovering a Special Year

The Mendip Hills AONB Annual Review for 2015-16 has been published. It documents an amazing 2100 hours of volunteer effort put into improving this special area by the Mendip Hills AONB volunteers and 25 popular visitor areas improved.

The review shows the important work the AONB unit is doing on behalf of the AONB Partnership to keep the area special for everyone.

Alongside the volunteer work the AONB Unit has been bringing people together to Discover Black Down, a Heritage Lottery funded project. A ‘world-premiere’ of the film made by Blagdon School children about the decoy city on Black Down was a highlight of the year. Work to help the visitor economy of Mendip is also detailed and the important planning liaison work.


Andy Mallender, Project Development Officer for the AONB Unit said, ‘We’ve led some amazing projects throughout the year to keep the Mendip HIlls AONB special but importantly we’ve helped lots of other groups from behind the scenes . Hundreds of people have attended different events to discover a little bit more about the AONB and hopefully they’ll share their knowledge with others.’

You can download a full version of the Annual Review 2015 – 2016 here or read the individual sections listed below:
Introduction and Chair’s Foreword
Discovering Black Down
Our Work 1
Our Work 2
Our Work 3
Nature & Wellbeing Project
Our Partner’s Projects
Young Rangers and Volunteers
Raising Awareness
Budget Summary

Lucky you!