This is an archived press release
Monday 3 March 2014
The South West Peak is under threat with many of its unique and special features at risk of being lost forever. Now a partnership of environmental, statutory and voluntary organisations is seeking Heritage Lottery Fund money to start tackling some of the issues and wants to hear the views and ideas of people who live, work and visit the area.
The area called the South West Peak includes all of the Staffordshire Moorlands within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park as well as Macclesfield Forest, Lyme Park and the Goyt Valley. The partnership involves the Peak District National Park Authority, RSPB, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and many others.
What do you think of the South West Peak? What does it mean to you? Do you worry about the way the landscape has changed in recent years and the loss of our heritage as buildings crumble and soil erodes? Do you have ideas how the environment could be enhanced or improved, or for a community project that might bring a historic feature to life?
The partnership is keen to hear your thoughts and, if you can sum up in five words what the South West Peak means to you, they would love to share those words on their web site – www.southwestpeak.co.uk They would also love to hear your project ideas and have the opportunity to invite you to join a community panel to get more involved. Just look on the web site for more information.
Jill Norman from Support Staffordshire (Staffordshire Moorlands) explains: "This is the very start of the process to submit an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. We have been asked to help with a community consultation exercise and we want to hear from as many people as possible who would like to offer their thoughts or get involved."
For more information about Support Staffordshire, call into the Moorlands branch at 9 High Street, Leek, or call 01538 398240 and follow @supportstaffordshire on Twitter for the latest updates.