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Can you help shape the future of the Peak District National Park?

This is an archived press release

Tuesday 13 September 2005

13 September 2005

Can you help shape the future of the Peak District National Park?

The Government is seeking a new member to join the Peak District National Park Authority and play a key role in shaping the future of the Park.

The Peak District is one of the most visited National Parks in the world with landscape, ecology and cultural heritage that is internationally renowned.

The new member will serve initially for three years and will help to shape the Authority's policies, driving change and improvement.

Currently the Peak District National Park has 38 parish, local authority and Government appointed members.

Peak District National Park Authority Chair Tony Hams said: "This is an excellent opportunity for someone to contribute to this special place. Although the Government is responsible for the recruitment we would welcome applications from people with expertise of ecology, business, planning, youth issues or social inclusion."

The deadline for applications is 5 October. People interested in the role can find out more by visiting www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/appointments

The Peak District was the UK's first National Park, set up in 1951. The Authority works with partners, local communities and the Government to:
* Conserve and enhance the area's natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage
* Promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the Park's special qualities
* Foster the economic and social well-being of local communities.

This is an archived press release

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