The Trust is involved with a number of partnerships dealing with all aspects of Geoconservation, Earth Heritage, conservation & green issues in general. The main partnerships we are involved in are the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark the Geology Trusts and the West Midlands Geodiversity Partnership.
The Geopark covers 1250 square kilometres and takes in parts of the four counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. The Abberley and Malvern Hills is one of 10 Geoparks in the United Kingdom, and one of over 80 Geoparks globally. Like ours, they are driven by organisations seeking to celebrate their geological heritage and achieve sustainable development through geotourism. Herefordshire and worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust is currently the acting secretariat in the Geopark partnership of 18 organisations.
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Herefordshire Partnership was established in 2000 and comprises public, private, community and voluntary organisations committed to making a difference in the quality of life for people who live and work in the county. The Trust acts as an advisor to the partnership on geodiversity in Herefordshire.
For more information on the partnership, visit their website.
The Trust is involved in the Herefordshire Biodiversity Action Plan.The Trust provides advice on the geology and landscape of Herefordshire and how this relates to local biodiversity.
For more information on the BAP, please visit their website.
The WP brings together local government, public services such as health, learning providers, police and probation, voluntary and community organisations and local businesses within Worcestershire to tackle issues facing county residents now and in the future. Click here for more information about the WP. The Trust is specifically involved with the Environment Group of the WP.
The Trust has been involved in the Worcestershire Biodiversity Partnership since 2006 as a member of the core steering group.
For more information about the partnership, visit their website.
The Trust has been involved in establishing the Cotswold Hills Geopark, providing advice on defining the park’s boundary. A small part of Worcestershire, around Fish Hill and Broadway Quarry, is located within this Geopark.
For more information on the Geopark, visit their website.
The Trust is a member of the Joint Advisory Committee for the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, helping to conserve and enhance the special qualities of the Malvern Hills.
For more information on the Malvern Hills AONB, visit their website.
The Trust has been involved in the partnership from the beginning as it seeks to make a positive contribution to the enrichment of the West Midlands environment and quality of life by conserving, enhancing and managing the region’s diverse geological heritage for the benefit of all.
More information about the work of the partnerships can be found on their website: http://www.geowestmidlands.org.uk/