The Wye Valley AONB Partnership

The Wye Valley AONB Partnership is the generic term for the partner organisations and individuals involved in the AONB and convened through the Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) and AONB Unit.

This includes the local residents and volunteers, landowners and businesses, community groups, local authorities and other public, private and voluntary sector organisations that collaborate to conserve and enhance the special qualities of the landscape.

With the administrative complexity of the AONB, the AONB Partnership and the JAC is recognised as one of the very few organisations locally with a true cross-border remit. Consequently, the AONB Partnerships has a considerable amount of experience and expertise in cross-border working and project development and delivery at both local and landscape scales.

The AONB Unit and JAC host a late summer study tour for the AONB Partnership that visits and investigates projects and issues in the AONB.

Other partnerships that relate to the Wye Valley AONB Partnership include:

An independent study commissioned by The National Association for AONBs (NAAONB) The Value of AONB Partnerships identified that:

AONB partnerships, with dedicated teams

  • make things happen, translating vision and national policy into local action,
  • work with local communities and value their skills, knowledge and energy,
  • provide value for money by securing additional funding, resources and project partners,
  • develop innovative approaches to achieve beneficial results through collaboration,
  • promote a sustainable rural economy that conserves and enhances the natural environment for the benefit of society.

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