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Registration is now open for the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership’s 2019 Annual Forum. It is one of the highlights of their calendar and this year will be held at the Crossman Hall, Holy Island on Friday 18th October, 10am - 3pm.   

Speakers include Professor John Hoborough. With over sixty years of bee-keeping experience and as the local representative of the Adopt a Beehive campaign, John will be updating us on his recent survey work on pollinators and phacelia. 

Bridie Melkerts from Mudlarks is passionate about connecting children with nature and as one of the successful Sustainable Development Fund applicants, will be telling us about the work they have been doing with school groups along the Northumberland Coast. 

Other speakers include local Bamburgh businessman Ralph Baker-Cresswell, who will be talking about his grandfather Captain Joe Cresswell, commanding officer of HMS Bulldog which captured the U-110 in 1941. 

We are also pleased to welcome Becky Waring, who is the Project Manager for Coast Care. Having worked with the team and volunteers over the past year in order to deliver this initiative, she will be providing information on progress and events.  Becky will be joined by Katherine Williams, who is evaluating Coast Care on behalf of the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

Cllr Jeff Watson, Chair of the AONB Partnership said “This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the Northumberland coast to come together and contribute towards the work of the AONB Partnership. Yet again, we have an excellent range of speakers adding to what I am sure will be an interesting and thought provoking day”.

Lunch as well as mid-morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided.  Places are free, but limited, so registration is essential. 

To book your place visit our Ticketsource page or access it via the AONB Partnership’s Facebook page. For more information about the event contact the AONB Partnership on 01670 622644

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