2013-05-07   facebook twitter rss
North Pennines Anniversary Forum

Celebrating the past and looking towards the future are both on the agenda for this year’s North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Annual Forum.

The yearly event provides an opportunity for people to find out what the AONB Partnership has been up to over the last 12 months but this year, with two anniversaries to celebrate and the presentation of the first ever Pendlebury Award, proceedings will be a little different.

River Allen from Cupola Bridge

River Allen from Cupola Bridge

Chris Woodley-Stewart, Director of the North Pennines AONB Partnership, said: “This year’s forum will provide a chance to mark two significant milestones – 25 years since the North Pennines was officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 10 years since it was confirmed as a European Geopark.”

The evening will also provide a chance for those who are passionate about the North Pennines to become actively involved in its future by putting themselves forward for one of two open seats that are vacant on the Partnership.

To be eligible to take up one of the seats, candidates must either live in the North Pennines AONB or run a business in the area.

Throughout the evening, which is being held at Allendale Village Hall in Northumberland on Friday, June 7 (6-9pm), there will be sessions reflecting on the first 25 years as an AONB and looking towards the future.

People at the forum will be updated on work being done on peatlands, hay meadows, archaeology, historic buildings and the area’s geological interpretation. As well as how the Partnership’s Sustainable Development Fund is helping projects throughout the area.

AONB Partnership staff will be around throughout the evening to talk about projects and what is on store for the Partnership in the coming months. There will also be a forum for questions and comment.

The evening will also see the announcement of the first recipient of The Pendlebury Award in memory of the Partnership’s first ever chairman, Bob Pendlebury.


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