National Park wants your opinions
Are you happy with the North York Moors National Park Authority? Whatever your views on its planning, services and communications, the Authority wants to hear from you.
People in the Park are being asked to complete its online Residents’ Survey.
Jim Bailey, chairman of the Authority, said: “What our residents and businesses think is very important to our work and we need to hear from them to make sure they help us make the right decisions in the future.”
The Authority wants to hear residents’ views on its Annual Report which is posted to them every year. Do they want to receive it by post or would they rather access it online?
The survey asks residents how they rate its services and it wants to know whether they are in favour of community meetings.
At the moment, the Authority only runs Parish Forums which are aimed mainly at parish councillors but are also open to the public.
A special meeting for young people living in the National Park is planned for autumn 2013.
The Authority is concerned that too few young people come to its meetings or use its services.
The trial meeting next year could spark new, regular gatherings for members of the public.
The National Park Authority’s work is guided by two laws: conservation and promoting opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the Park’s special qualities. It also has an important duty to look after the economic and social well-being of local communities.
A residents’ survey was last carried out in the Park in 2008.
To take part in the survey visit: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk
October 18, 2012
North York Moors National Park
In 2012 the North York Moors is celebrating 60 years as a National Park. It was created on 28 November 1952 and became Britain’s sixth National Park.
The North York Moors National Park is the place where nature and history inspire each other. Its contrasting landscape has a long imprint of human activity: prehistoric remains, vibrant villages and breathtaking abbeys. Ancient trees, towering coastal cliffs and rolling heather moorland provide habitats for a wide range of wildlife and its wide open spaces and breathtaking vistas bring a sense of peace and tranquillity.
To view other press releases about the North York Moors and for further information on the National Park, visit www.northyorkmoors.org.uk
The North York Moors is one of 15 National Parks which are home to some of the most spectacular and valued landscapes in Britain. More information on all National Parks can be found at www.nationalparks.gov.uk.
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Linda Blackburne, Communications Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority
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