Working with Communities
The AONB has worked closely with Rural Action Yorkshire, whose Community Projects Officer, Maggie Farey has developed links with communities to:deliver projects recognised as being of importance in their Parish Plans
improve village buildings
create/manage wildlife areas, green spaces or allotments
provide village/schools arts projects through connections with Yorkshire Rural Arts
improve access to services
help settlements to work together on wider reaching initiatives that they have as a common interest (including submitting joint funding applications)
aid their linking with other organisations who can help
identify sources of grants and funding
develop other appropriate projects and objectives identified by villages, interest groups and individuals.
We continue to develop links with other local agencies and groups, both through Maggie and a Development Officers Working Group.