Authority Chair's Update
The Chair updated Members on the following items:-
1) Attended a recent meeting of the Peak District National Park Foundation Trustees, followed by a workshop with Officers from the Authority which looked at areas of work and learning more on how the Foundation worked in supporting the work of the Authority and partners.
The Chair reported that the Foundation was still on track with fundraising despite all the problems with COVID, and thanked the Trustees and Officers for their dedication and to Miss Slack, Cllr McLaren and Mr Hamid for giving up their time in attending the meeting and workshop which was a very worthwhile day.
2) National Parks England Board Meeting took place on the 1st October, but still no clearer yet on the Governments Spending Review, and what that means for National Parks,. The budget was agreed for National Parks England for the next 12 months and the subscription that all the Parks would pay.
The Chair also reported that the Health and Well Being Group and the Climate Change Task Group were hopeful for government funding to assist with the baseline survey work, if not National Parks England would be looking to each national park to fund some of the baseline evidence work.