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Strong views on Stanage? Get involved

This is an archived press release

Thursday 9 November 2006

9 November 2006

Strong views on Stanage? Get involved - Nov 19

People with a strong interest in the Peak District’s spectacular Stanage Edge are invited to get involved in its future well-being.

Anyone is welcome to attend the Stanage Forum’s annual meeting on November 19 at 2.30pm at Hathersage Memorial Hall.

On the agenda:

- Reports on achievements in the past year, including the most successful breeding season so far for ring ouzels, the new Stanage Bus, and voluntary payment boxes for parking.

- A review of ownership of the North Lees estate, of which Stanage is a part - the Peak District National Park Authority is keeping ownership of the land and has re-let the farm, but is exploring other options for the buildings.

- Should the Stanage Steering Group become a trust?

- Progress on Making the Best of Byways agreements.

The Stanage Forum was set up in 2000 to help the National Park Authority manage the highly-popular Stanage area, which lies between Hathersage and Sheffield. It involves a wide range of users, including climbers, walkers, riders, off-roaders, birdwatchers, landowners and community groups.

People attending will have the chance to raise questions, make suggestions and represent their special interests.

The Forum aims to encourage ways to care for and enjoy both Stanage and the North Lees estate in ways that respect and enhance wildlife, heritage and landscape.

For more information contact 01629 816351.

This is an archived press release

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