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

This is an archived press release

Monday 11 September 2006

11 September 2006

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

This year the Government is seeking one 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 are internationally renowned.

The new member will serve initially for three years and will help to shape the Authority’s policies, driving change and improvement. In particular, the Government is hoping to attract applications from urban users of the National Park, people with experience in youth work, people from ethnic minorities and disabled people.

Currently the Peak District National Park Authority has 38 members of whom 10 are appointed by the Government.

Peak District National Park Authority chair Tony Hams said: This is an excellent and challenging opportunity for someone with a broad intererest and understanding of national issues as they relate to the National Park, to contribute to this special place.”   

The Government coordinates the recruitment process, which gets underway on Monday 18 September. The deadline for  applications is Monday 6 November. People interested in the role can find out more by visiting www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/appointments (from 18 September) or by phoning 01242 533284.

This is an archived press release

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