The last couple of months have seen two 'firsts' for me as the new Chair of the AONB Partnership. At the end of September, I was able to chair our Annual Forum in Bamburgh. It is always a thought provoking day with plenty opportunity to network. Looking at the feedback we've received, I'm pleased to report that it has been a success - especially the very amusing Wilson's Tales Performance! We had a range of expert speakers on a wide variety of topics related to the work of the Partnership. We also heard from the staff team as they looked back at the many achievements and challenges from the past year and looked forward to an exciting year ahead.
Last week, I also had the pleasure of being on the judging panel to choose the photograph that will become the front cover image for the 2018 Visitor Guide. It was a difficult decision as there were some superb entries. You can read about our final choice in the article below.