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Building a Great Future – DEFRA Invitation

11th April 17

Please be aware- all planned stakeholder workshops on food, farming and fishing have been postponed until after the general election on June 8th Defra recognise this is very short notice to change plans and apologise for any inconvenience that this might...

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A new Volunteer Coordinator has started across the Hills of Somerset

22nd March 17

Sammy Fraser is the new Volunteer Coordinator for the Quantock Hills, Mendip Hills and Blackdown Hills, all nationally protected as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. She will be working with each AONB team to help people get involved in these...

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Dormouse and Adder recruited by Mendip Hills Fund!

27th February 17

We have recruited a dormouse and an adder to help raise money for the Mendip Hills Fund! Could your business help by having a badge box on the counter or in reception? Visitors make a donation for each badge and all...

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Rural Tourism Business in Somerset?

14th February 17

New RDPE funding opportunity for rural tourism infrastructure projects in Somerset. Funding is available to support the costs of capital expenditure on rural tourism infrastructure. So if you are planning a project please consider whether your business/organisation might be a in...

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£1.4m Rural Business Grants Available

2nd February 17

The Rural Growth Programme for the West of England LEP is now open for applications. This is grant funding for projects which create jobs and growth in the rural economy. The rural business grants will provide funds for business projects in...

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New Eyes on the View

2nd February 17

The Mendip Hills AONB Unit has new eyes on the view from February 1st. Cindy Carter is the unit's new Landscape Planning Officer. A key role of the AONB Unit is to comment on planning applications in and around the area....

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Job Vacancy – Volunteer Coordinator

11th January 17

  Mendip Hills AONB, Quantock Hills AONB  and Blackdown Hills AONB need a new Volunteer Coordinator - Full time - Closing date 2nd February 2017 - sound good? please apply here

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Can you help decide who will get grants from the Mendip Hills Fund?

29th November 16

Local people with a good understanding of either the environment, the needs of the community and business, or a combination of them all are asked to become members of the Mendip Hills Fund panel. The Mendip Hills Fund distributes grants to...

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New Award to thank Mendip Hills AONB Volunteers

22nd November 16

Two volunteers have been recognised with a new award for their amazing contribution to the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Jean Bullen and Royette Chapman have been volunteering since 1998 to help conserve and enhance the Mendip Hills with...

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Ultramarathon Donation to the Mendip Hills Fund

21st November 16

Ultramarathon Donation to the Mendip Hills Fund Runners of this years Butcombe Trail Ultramarathon donate over £500 to the Mendip Hills Fund that helps the environment and communities across this special area. The Butcombe Trail Ultramarathon is 48 miles of tracks and...

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