The National Park Authority hopes others will be as motivated as we are to see what has been accomplished in this first year of the 2018-23 National Park Partnership Plan, as there is no doubt that the Plan is ambitious.
All delivery partners also continue to work in an evolving operating environment, seeing the declaration of the climate emergency and nature crisis in spring 2019.
Progress against the Indicators of Success shows both what can be achieved and where organisations across the National Park may need to focus efforts next. Based on the findings of 2018-19 there are challenges remaining, particularly in woodland creation, designated site features, water body condition and public and active travel, and collective effort is required across each of these calls to action to realise our common vision.
The National Park Authority is convening delivery partners on Tuesday 12th November 2019 to address these. Together delivery partners will reflect on the first year, what has been learned and how to make the most of successes so far and, most importantly, we will identify what we will do to overcome our collective challenges.
A big thank you to everyone who has delivered for the Plan right across 2018-19, and all those who contributed to the first Review of the Indicators of Success. It is interesting to note that the Review highlights the importance of how progress is made, not just what is progressed. The single biggest enabler of work to date is perhaps the skills, experience and dedication of the people involved, including many who volunteer their time. The collaborative approach and commitment to finding new solutions is critical to making our collective vision a reality.