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New Ranger for the Quantocks

- A warm welcome to Ranger Andy Stevenson

Katy Coate

Posted by Katy Coate on 24 August 2016

New Ranger for the Quantocks The Quantock Hills AONB Team welcomes a new full time Ranger, Andy Stevenson. Andy joins us from Somerset County Council Rights of Way Team where he worked for 10 years.

For SCC he worked 5 years as a Rights of Way Ranger, then 5 years as Volunteer and Trails Officer with the last 3 being seconded to work part time with Natural England to implement the Somerset section of the England Coast Path.  Before that he worked as a lecturer at Cannington College on the Countryside Management skills courses.

Andy says:
“I’m excited to be joining the AONB team during their their 60th Anniversary year and looking forward to working with the various volunteers, user groups and stakeholders on the hills.  I am particularly interested in the practical management and conservation of the different habitats.

I have a long association with the Quantocks having lived in the area most of my life, explored much of the area and worked in partnership with the AONB through various projects, such as the Coleridge Way.”

If you see Andy out on the Hills, please be sure to offer him a warm welcome. We are all delighted (and relieved) to have a full time AONB Ranger for the Quantocks back in post.

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    Dave Pusill

    25 Aug 16

    Hi Andy, look forward to meeting you, once again!

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    Nicky Matthews

    25 Aug 16

    Welcome, Andy -  wonderful to hear you were involved with the Coleridge Way -  hope you enjoy your new post.

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    Mick Bellinger

    25 Sep 16

    Andy congratulations on your new job couldn’t happen to a better bloke.
    Best Regards
    Mick B

    FdSc Countryside Management

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