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Independent Research into Housing in England’s AONBs Published

21st November 17

Mendip Hills AONB welcomes publication of independent research into housing in England’s AONBs 2012-2017 The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England and the National Association for AONBs (NAAONB) has published an independent review that highlights the pressures of housing and...

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Mendip Hills AONB Partnership Meeting – 16/11/17

16th October 17

The Mendip Hills AONB Partnership Committee are set to meet on 16 November at Cheddar Caves, please come along if you can. Very pleased to announce Leon Troake from Cheddar Caves will be talking to the Partnership about the new attractions...

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British Blade Shearing Record Set on the Mendip Hills

11th October 17

A new British record was set for blade-shearing sheep on Saturday 30th September 2017 at Fernhill Farm on the Mendip Hills. A back-breaking 397 lambs were shorn in 9 hours, roughly 1.4 sheep every minute by two Welsh shearers Gareth Owen...

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The Fund that Helps the Hills is Open for Applications During October

28th September 17

The Mendip Hills AONB Unit and Somerset Community Foundation are pleased to announce that the latest grant round for the Mendip Hills Fund is open for applications from 1st – 31st October. Grant funding of up to £2,000 is available for...

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National Grid Volunteers Help the Hills

7th September 17

The whole of National Grid’s Project Development team undertook a Corporate Volunteering day with us recently. It was an opportunity to give something back to the communities and environment that will be impacted by their Hinkley Point 400kV Cable project...

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Rocktober Rolls Closer

21st August 17

Rocktober is about to roll onto the scene! There will be a whole month of events to celebrate the 450 million year geological history of the Mendip Hills. There will be events for all; cave visits, family fundays, guided walks, tours...

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Mendip Hills Young Rangers Visit Switzerland Europarc Camp 2017

17th August 17

Each year young rangers from across Europe gather to share experiences and learn from each other. Hopefully these young people will become environmental decision makers in the future and will have a broader understanding of countryside management and the communities...

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Young Ranger Assistant Volunteer Vacancy

16th August 17

The Mendip Hills AONB team are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging volunteer to help provide general support for the scheme and its leader, helping to run the monthly activities with the Young Rangers and helping any of the Young...

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Despite the Changes: Annual Review 2016 -17

21st July 17

2016 -17 can be characterised by a period of change for the Mendip Hills AONB Unit, despite the staff changes they continued to engage with a wide variety of people to protect and enhance the Mendip Hills. The new AONB Unit continues...

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Two Students Live a Week in the Life of an AONB Unit

14th July 17

What does an AONB Unit do? We’ve had two students from local schools with us this week. They spent a day with each of our team members to discover the variety of ways we help keep the Mendip Hills special. Oli...

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