Our News

Read our articles below for what's going on in our world.

International Volunteer Day 2018

5th December 18

Volunteers are an integral part of the AONB team - much of the work of the AONB team could not be done without their support. We have 54 volunteers working with our team who undertake a wide variety of tasks on...

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2018 AONB Volunteer of the Year Award

4th December 18

The Mendip Hills AONB Partnership have announced their Volunteer of the Year for 2018. Richard Ellis, from Cheddar, is this years well-deserving recipient. The award is made to the volunteer who the AONB Unit think has gone above and beyond a...

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Draft Mendip Hills AONB Management Plan 2019-24 – Formal Consultation

28th November 18

A Draft Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan 2019-24 is now available for comment between 28th November 2018 and 16th January 2019. As required by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (the CRoW Act) the...

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Barn Owl Badge Takes Flight to Help the Mendip Hills Fund

27th November 18

A new collectable wildlife badge has been launched to raise money for the Mendip Hills Fund. The new badge features the iconic barn owl that can be seen silently hunting across the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The barn...

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South West AONBs get a boost from the National Lottery

8th November 18

As part of the Future Landscapes Project, conducted by the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONB), a cohort of 40 AONB staff is taking part in a nationwide professional and personal development programme designed to help ensure...

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New Project Development Officer joins the AONB Unit

26th October 18

Tim Haselden has joined the Mendip Hills AONB Unit to run projects that conserve and enhance this nationally protected landscape. As Project Development Officer Tim has responsibility for raising funds and delivering projects in partnership with others that bring the AONB...

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An Outstanding Week in September!

17th September 18

Outstanding Week sees the AONB Family working together to offer a week (and a bit) long programme of events that help connect people with nature and be inspired by the UK’s 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).  This year...

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The Mendip Hills needs Your Views

10th September 18

Local people, groups and organisations are being asked for their views on the future of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a simple online questionnaire for people to complete. The Mendip Hills AONB Management Plan 2014-2019 is...

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Applications now OPEN for the Mendip Hills Fund

5th September 18

Do you have a project that will benefit the environment or community of the Mendip Hills that needs funding? The 2018 round of applications for the fund will be open between September and October and this years there’s more money...

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Mendip Hills Fund receives largest ever donation

30th August 18

Runners of this years’ Butcombe Trail Ultramarathon have enabled an incredible donation of £3000 to the Mendip Hills Fund. This is the single largest donation to the fund since it started in 2014. The Butcombe Trail Ultramarathon is based on the...

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