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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
The designation of the estuary is described and briefly reviewed in the following document:-
South Hams District Council Parish of Bigbury No. 987 Tree Preservation Order 2019
Land at Nantucket, Parker Road, Bigbury on Sea, TQ7 4AT
Serving of New Order
I enclose for your information a copy of the above Tree Preservation Order which has been served.
The reasons for serving the Order are:-
The trees covered by the Tree Preservation Order are of a species that is tolerant of the exposed coastal location and as such provide visual enhancement of varied attributes to the local and medium range visual landscape.
The trees are in good apparent health with acceptable longevity and as such serve as a visual screen to adjacent development within the South Devon AONB
There is a 28 day period in which objections or representations can be made about the Order. I would welcome any comments you might have on whether this Order should be confirmed as served or with any modifications by 3 July 2019.
South Hams District Council
*When contacting us, email will ensure the fastest response. You can email us at TPO@swdevon.gov.uk; please make sure that you quote <1115393> in the subject line to make sure it gets to the right person.
Great British Spring Clean | 22 March – 23 April 2019
It’s not long to go until the Great British Spring Clean, which is set to be the country’s biggest-ever mass-action environmental campaign.
Volunteers across the country will soon join forces to clean up litter pollution from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.
We’ve already exceeded last year’s total of 371,000 volunteers taking part, and we are on course to reach our target of 500,000 by Friday.
But we can’t deliver the Great British Spring Clean without your amazing support on the ground. Please show your support for the campaign and let us know if you’ll be holding a clean-up event.
Will your Town or Parish Council help clean up this country?
See link for details and to sign up for more information:-
A future partnership – Environmental benefits and better value for money
A new multi million pound contact has been approved by South Hams District Council for recycling, waste and cleansing services enabling the Council to save over £3 million pounds over the life of the contract and improving our environmental impact. The new services will be delivered to a high standard from 1st April 2019 as part of a new partnership agreement with a private company.
This is a brave new step for the South Hams who have provided these services through the Council’s own workforce for many years. The decision was made following a very intensive and thorough tendering process lasting almost two years. This included robust market testing giving full consideration to every single element of the current services to ensure best value and best quality for residents.
The staff who currently collect the waste and recycling and clean the district will transfer to the new partner company, whose name will be announced on the 18th December following the formal 10 day legal “standstill” period. South Hams District Council have ensured that their valued workforce will continue to provide services with protected terms and conditions and without the need for redundancies.
The future service will offer householders the opportunity to recycle even more of our household waste from the kerbside from September 2020.
Cllr Rufus Gilbert, Executive Member for Commercial Services said: “We have been listening to what residents wanted – more items being recycled and a continued focus on keeping our beautiful district clean and this will be delivered through the new arrangement at a better price. This new contract will enable us to continue improving recycling and street services throughout the term of the contract.”