Dear Avon Estuary Forum participant or interested follower,
I am writing to invite you to take part in the project presented at the last AEF meeting (see notes – AEF March 2019 – SHORT).
What is this project about?
The criteria of ‘Natural Beauty’ underpin designation of the protected landscapes that cover 25% of England. Recent legislation (and guidance such as the 25 Year Plan for the Environment) increasingly focusses on ‘Enhancing Natural Beauty’.
But what will ‘Enhancing Natural Beauty’ mean in your area? Can you tell any ‘Future Stories’ of enhancement that you would wish for local places that are valuable to you?
What are the advantages of taking part?
You may find the project interesting and enjoy answering questions about your local landscape,
Once the study is finished it is hoped that your ‘future stories’ could help understanding of our connection to our local environment, which would be useful to the organisations and partnerships that protect and enhance it,
It might be possible to draw findings into a local exhibition, article, or online output.
What will you have to do if you agree to take part?
You will be asked to take part in one or more interviews, sometimes set in a location that you know and value. You will engage in discussion either alone or in groups and I will ask permission to record this interview.
Who: Anyone actively involved in living or working in or near the Avon Estuary
What: Interviews of at least an hour
Where: At a place of your choice, maybe even partly outdoors in the Estuary
When: Over the next few months: June – August
Please contact me to arrange an interview or ask questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to talking to you,
Postgraduate Researcher, Architecture
School of Art, Design and Architecture