Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • CNPA seeks views on new planning guidance

    Cairngorms National Park

    Planning officers at the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) are asking people for their views on a range… The post CNPA seeks views on new planning guidance appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 26 June 2020.

  • Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site leads the way on sustainable development and creates value for local communities

    Lake District National Park

    Published today (25 June 2020) by the UK National Commission for UNESCO, new research shows UNESCO projects can help build a greener, more equal and more peaceful world, while also creating financial value.

    Posted: 25 June 2020.

  • ‘Voices From The Peak’ is at Buxton Fringe Festival

    Peak District National Park

    The innovative audio artwork Voices From The Peak is being broadcast as part of the Buxton Fringe (July 1 to 19).

    Posted: 25 June 2020.

  • ELM Webinars for farmers and land managers

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme is the cornerstone of the new agricultural policy for England. ELM is founded on the principle of “public money for public goods”. DEFRA want to hear your views about ELM policy and design and have re-opened the ELM policy discussion document (PDD) for responses. It will remain open until […] The post ELM Webinars for farmers and land managers appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 24 June 2020.

  • New Forest retailers come out in force to back ban on BBQs

    New Forest National Park

    Two weeks, three villages,18 stores BBQ-free After just two weeks,18 stores have already shown support for a BBQ-free New Forest by withdrawing disposable BBQs from sale. It means that the three main New Forest villages of Ashurst, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst are all now disposable BBQ-free. Retailers large and small across the Forest and beyond are […] The post New Forest retailers come out in force to back ban on BBQs appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 24 June 2020.

  • Grassland Mini Beasts

    Northumberland National Park

    Summertime and the grass is long and may seem at first glance that not much is living in it – but take a closer look and a whole new miniature world exists, just waiting to be discovered. One way to observe is to simply get down close and look. This will reveal some creatures, but […] The page Grassland Mini Beasts first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 24 June 2020.

  • Results show ‘small win’ for Turtle Doves in National Park, but more needed to prevent extinction

    North York Moors National Park

    Surveys carried out by staff and volunteers for the North York Moors National Park Authority have indicated that Turtle Dove numbers within the National Park have remained relatively consistent for the last four years.

    Posted: 23 June 2020.

  • Case study reveals lasting success of affordable homes project in National Park

    North York Moors National Park

    Residents from an award-winning affordable homes scheme in the North York Moors National Park have spoken out about how the project has benefitted their lives, seven years after it was first developed.

    Posted: 22 June 2020.

  • Call for better governance arrangements

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    **UPDATE on 30 June 2020: The proposals were adopted today at the full Authority meeting by a vote of 17-5. Proposals to improve the governance of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will be considered at a full meeting of the Authority on Tuesday 30 June.   The changes, recommended by the Authority’s Audit & Review […] The post Call for better governance arrangements appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 22 June 2020.

  • The May Bug

    Northumberland National Park

    Going by many names, The Common Cockchafer or May Bug is an amazing creature. It is perhaps the most conspicuous, not to mention the largest species of the 90 Scarab Beetles that can be found throughout Britain. Adult May Bugs can be found resting in and around various shrubs, trees and hedgerows, most commonly in […] The page The May Bug first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 22 June 2020.

  • #CairngormsTogether – working towards a Green Recovery

    Cairngorms National Park

    Blog from Janet Hunter – Chair of Cairngorms Tourism Partnership It is frequently noted that in an emergency,… The post #CairngormsTogether – working towards a Green Recovery appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 19 June 2020.

  • Consultative Panel Chairmanship Vacancy

    New Forest National Park

    Would you like to play a leading role in conserving and enhancing the natural beauty and special qualities of one of our most treasured landscapes? The New Forest Consultative Panel is seeking a new Chairman to further develop the panel and to take it forward by championing, facilitating, and supporting its members to help enrich […] The post Consultative Panel Chairmanship Vacancy appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 18 June 2020.

  • C19 lockdown impacts on rare species

    New Forest National Park

    When the Government issued the stay at home guidance few of us imagined the impact this would have on our wildlife. We all stayed inside but nature carried on. Many have seen the footage of sheep wandering through the towns and deer in the middle of cities on social media, but what has been the […] The post C19 lockdown impacts on rare species appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 17 June 2020.

  • Lake District Chairman announced as new National Parks England Chair

    Lake District National Park

    Mike McKinley, Chair of the Lake District National Park Authority, has this week been announced as the new Chair of National Parks England, the organisation representing all ten English National Parks.

    Posted: 16 June 2020.