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Your chance to shape the Chilterns' future

PUBLISHED: 10:01 11 January 2011 | UPDATED: 20:40 20 February 2013

Would you like to join the Chilterns Conservation Board

Would you like to help look after the future of the beautiful Chilterns countryside and take part in decisions on how to manage it?


The Chilterns Conservation Board, which is the main statutory body caring for the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is looking for someone, preferably based in the Chilterns or its surrounding towns, to become a Board member.


Anyone can apply for the position and the closing date for applications is February 14, 2011. It is a voluntary position with a commitment of 2-3 days per month to attend meetings and events.


Becoming a member of the Conservation Board is a great opportunity to get involved in projects to conserve and promote the Chilterns and to influence policies to help protect it in the future.


No specialist knowledge or expertise is needed to become a Board member, but an interest in and appreciation of the English countryside is vital.


Claire Forrest, Information Officer at the Board, says, 'Were looking for someone who cares deeply about the Chilterns and about looking after it for future generations. In return there is the opportunity to meet lots of like-minded people and get involved in many projects to conserve local landscapes and wildlife.'


Interviews will be held in April. The appointment will run for three years initially. Board members do not receive salaries but do get a small allowance to cover travel expenses.


Further details can be found at http://ww2.defra.gov.uk/rural/protected/aonb/. To request an application pack contact boardservices@naturalengland.org.uk or contact Christopher Buxton on 0300 060 2745. If you would like to talk to somebody at the Conservation Board about the vacancy please call Steve Rodrick on 01844 355505.

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