CAN Mezzanine are pleased to welcome new customer National Parks England to our Borough location.
National Parks England work with the 10 English National Park Authorities (NPAs) to protect the National Parks in England: from Dartmoor in the South West to Northumberland in the North. National Parks are there to protect beautiful countryside, archaeological sites and our wonderful wildlife. They are also living, working landscapes covering nearly 10% of England: home to over 300,000 people and host to around 90 million visitors a year.
Although the National Parks England team only consists of three staff, there are around 1,200 employees working for National Park Authorities across the country in specialised roles.
Amanda Brace, Senior Policy Officer said, “The National Parks England team is based in London as part of our role is raising the profile of the work of the individual authorities to policy makers, Parliamentarians and other decision makers who are mostly based in London too. We also help develop and coordinate the views of the 10 English National Parks Authorities on a wide range of policy areas from forestry to planning. NPE also facilitates discussion amongst NPAs on issues of common concern and supports the capacity of NPAs to effect change locally and nationally – for example contributing to the nation’s health by getting more people active outdoors.
In addition to the ten National Parks in England, there are also three in Wales and two in Scotland (Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons in Wales. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Cairngorms in Scotland).
National Parks England presents a collective voice. In doing so they work with a wide range of other organisations that share a commitment to National Park purposes.
National Parks UK, a partner organisation of National Parks England have launched a new book called Mission Explore, in line with the annual National Parks Week celebration (25 July to 31 July). The book is aimed at children 8-14 and includes a checklist of missions to complete outdoors to encourage them to explore and learn more about nature. Readers can learn how to ‘Make a sheep out of wool that you found’ or ‘Walk in a stream’.
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