I have very much enjoyed Chairing the Sustainable Development Fund Committee for the past year – my first in this role. Despite the significant challenges presented by Covid 19 over the past 18 months, the Fund has continued to operate effectively, bringing tangible benefits to local communities throughout the National Park. Although we have not been able to meet face to face as a Committee for some time, I have been very impressed by the commitment, collective hard work and resilience of my fellow Committee Members, and National Park Authority Officers Helen Roderick and Ceri Bevan – my sincere thanks to you all. We know from applicant feedback just how much the support offered by Helen and Ceri is valued, and what a difference it makes.
I would also like to congratulate and thank the project initiators and managers of the exciting projects you will read about in the following pages. You too have continued to be creative and resourceful, ensuring that work carried on as much as it possibly could over the past year – often in ways you could never have imagined at the outset.
I hope that you enjoy reading the 2020-21 annual report, and like me, are encouraged, uplifted, and impressed by the extraordinary and wide-ranging activity the Fund continues to support.
Cllr Michael J Jones
Sustainable Development Fund Chair