I'm now the Development Officer for the Quantock Hills LPS, having started in April 2018. My career started with Sussex Wildlife Trust as Reserves Manager for 14 years, followed by several years managing the South Downs Way National Trail. I was then Head of Biodiversity for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust for 3 years before becoming involved in LPS - one year as PO for the Scapa Flow LPS in Orkney and then as Development Manager and Project Manager for the Touching the Tide LPS in Suffolk which ended in July 2016. see www.touchingthetide.org.uk for details. After that I stayed on in a project development role for Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale AONBs before moving on the Somerset.
What's going on in our community
Welcome to our online forum for people connected to our Great Place Scheme programme. As a UK-wide initiative we know how tricky it can be to get people in the same room so an online community is the perfect way to get folks connected, sharing and learning from each other. Whether you are... read more
OUR CRAFT CHANGES LIVES The Dry Stone Walling Association is offering the opportunity to train for a new career in the traditional craft of dry stone walling. With support from Heritage Lottery Fund Skills for the Future Programme , a National Training Bursary Project has been launched. Our new... read more
Yesterday we hosted a really intersting live chat on the topic of 'When is heritage?' . That is to say - how old does something have to be to be considered heritage? We invited some guests along to talk about their HLF-supported projects which deal with what might be considered 'contemporary'... read more
Stories, Stones and Bones was a dedicated programme created to help communities participate in Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with a focus on engaging new audiences. £850,000 was awarded to 98 projects across Scotland exploring all kinds of heritage. The programme aimed to get... read more