The Mendip Hills AONB Unit have published their annual review for 2018-19. The review captures the breadth of work the AONB Unit is involved with to look after this special landscape.
The headlines are the increase in volunteer hours and £11,000 given to local groups from the Mendip Hills Fund.
Between April 2018 and March 2019 over 4500 hours of volunteer effort helped make the Mendip Hills better for people and wildlife. The previous year it was 3700 hours. From the Volunteer Rangers and practical task volunteers to specialists who give up their time to help in the office there are many ways in which people help.
The Mendip Hills Fund was able to give out grants totalling £11,000, including over £4500 to three schools in the area to improve access to nature areas, a group that teaches vocational skills through conservation work and Rickford Community Association for buying new fruit trees to expand their community orchard.
To see the complete Mendip Hills AONB Annual Review 2018-19 (Pdf 3mb) please download it here.