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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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Mendip Hills Fund: gearing up for applications

20th July 18

Do you have a project that will benefit the environment or community of the Mendip Hills that needs funding? The Mendip Hills Fund will be open for applications between September and October. Grants of up to £2000 are available for projects...

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Bracken spraying on Burrington Common

12th July 18

For many years bracken has been an increasing problem on Black Down and Burrington Ham. The heathland in this area is home for many species and is threatened by the spreading bracken. The intention is to create a 'mosaic' where some...

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Annual Rock festival begins

10th July 18

Let there be Rock! This year's special programme of events that celebrates the unique geology of the Mendip Hills is has started. The Mendip Rocks! programme has been organised by the AONB Unit and the Somerset Earth Science Centre since 2011....

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Banwell crowned Gorge Champions 2018

9th July 18

The first ever rock-based school sports day took place on 22nd June in Cheddar Gorge. Four local primary schools competed to be the Gorge Champions. We are pleased to announce the winners of the Gorge Championship 2018 are Banwell Primary...

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