News articles tagged with Funding

Who and what is an AONB partnership?

Caring for the Quantock Hills AONB is undertaken by many organisations and individuals including the AONB Service, all working together to keep the Quantocks as beautiful as you see today, and working to make the habitats richer, the communities stronger and the history better understood.

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Woodfuel Grant Extended

A grant scheme offering money to help landowners access hard-to-reach timber has been extended, with grants potentially in the tens of thousands of pounds available now.

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Quantocks at risk from proposed funding cuts

Somerset County Council announce plans to cut 89% of their funding contribution.

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SDF fund helps new mountain bike group

A community mountain biking group, established by Watchet and Williton Children Centres was successful in getting funding from the Sustainable Development Fund for new bikes.

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Go Wild Stay Well in the Quantocks

The Go Wild, Stay Well project has been set up to enable people who experience mental distress to undertake physical activity against an inspiring backdrop to improve overall mental health and offer the opportunity to make a positive impact to the environment.

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Farmers Apprentice Launched

Take on farming's toughest challenge to win £10k. If your dream job involves wearing wellies to work every day, Farmers Weekly’s Farmers Apprentice, sponsored by McDonald’s, could be your lucky break.

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Annual Reports

View Annual reports from the Quantock AONB Service

Greater Quantock Landscape Development Fund

The Quantock Hills AONB Service now has a Greater Quantock Landscape Development Fund providing grants of up to £20,000 to local communities, farmers, landowners and individuals. The fund has been provided by EDF Energy and is part of the mitigation measures associated with the Hinkley Point C development.

Information leaflets

Find out more about the geology of the Quantock Hills AONB, why the heathland is so important for birds, the red deer on the Quantocks and why the history of the landscape is so special.

Other organisations and activities in the Quantocks

A few things you might find interesting from organisations we work with in the Quantocks

Photography Competition Entry Form

Please down load and return with your fabulous entries

Policys and Codes of Conduct

Everyone enjoys spending their time on the hills doing different activities. Below are some guidance and policy documents to ensure they are carried out safely and that wider regulations are followed.

Quantock Deer Count Results

Annual deer count results for 2010 to 2017

Quantock Hills and Planning

Downloadable documents for you to better understand the Quantock AONB and planning processes

Quantock Hills Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) Papers 2014 - 2017

Papers from the partnership committee the Joint Advisory Committee

Quantock Hills Management Plan 2014 - 2019

This is the the Quantock Hills Management Plan 2014 - 2019. It will guide work carried out to protect and enhance the Quantock Hills by the AONB team and all our partners. It has been agreed by the Secretary of State for the Environment and adopted by Somerset County Council, West Somerset Council, Sedgemoor District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council.

Quantock Hills Visitor Guide

Quantock Hills Visitor Guide

Recreation Leaflets

a full range of leaflets from circular walks to event guides and leaflets to allow you to enjoy the best of the hills

Terms and Conditions for Quantock Hills Facebook page

Terms and Conditions for

Tick Leaflet

Ticks are becoming more common and a bite from this spider-like parasite could lead to Lyme Disease. This is a treatable infection caused by bacterium transmitted by ticks when they bite. Not every tick carries Lyme Disease and it is important to realise that the disease is relatively rare.