Have yours say at the next AONB roadshow

The Cannock Chase AONB team is once again inviting people who love their outstanding areas of natural beauty to give their views on plans for how these areas are managed and protected.

Cannock Chase was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1958 because of its beautiful landscape, wildlife and history.

 There is now considerable economic and recreational pressure on this fragile landscape, and the Cannock Chase AONB teamworks to make sure the right balance is struck to conserve and enhance the area, while maintaining it as a living, working environment.

Part of this includes making sure its policies and actions for managing and protecting the AONB are right for the people who live or work within or near to the AONB, as well as its many visitors from further afield.

 This is why the AONB team is holding a series of roadshows, so it can find out what people think of its Management Plan.

 Emma Beaman-Green from the AONB team, said: “We’re reviewing our Management Plan, which looks to the future of Cannock Chase AONB. It contains a vision that can only be achieved through the continued, active participation of a wide range of people.

“To make sure we’re on the right track, we need people who live or work within or around the AONB to give us their views on our plans. We are keen to know if anything is missing or if something needs to be changed. This is why we hope lots of people will come and talk to the team and tell us their thoughts at our next roadshow.”

 AONB roadshow

  • Walton Village Hall in Stafford Borough on Friday 27 January 2012, between 11am and 1pm

 Don’t worry if you cannot make it to this one, the team will also be holding a final roadshow of the series in March.

 The roadshows are also a good opportunity to find out about becoming a member of the Cannock Chase AONB and volunteering for conservation work.

To find out more, call 01889 882613 or email cannockchase@staffordshire.gov.uk.

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