Natural Flood Management: Enabling Partnerships and Action

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Stroud District Council and the Countryside and Community Research Institute invite you to a conference aimed at building partnerships between local communities, flood groups, local authorities and land managers to deliver effective natural flood management at the local scale. It will describe the real partnerships established to enable Stroud District Council to deliver the Stroud Rural SuDs project in Gloucestershire, which is building Natural Flood Management in the catchment of the Stroud River Frome. This conference will be relevant to all those planning or working towards implementing natural flood management projects, particularly those working in local government, members of community

The Bluebell wood – public good – private property – pay per view

The Bluebell wood – public good – private property – pay per view

A recent article in the Daily Telegraph highlighted the issue of visitor control during the peak Bluebell viewing season at a National Trust site in Hertfordshire. It noted that for the first time the Trust would be charging visitors coming to look at wild flowers. John Powell comments on managing a public good where high levels of ‘use’ will potentially cause damage.