Agenda item

Chair's Briefing


The Chair of the Authority gave a short verbal update which included the following:


·         The Authority’s 70th anniversary celebrations had been affected by the COVID pandemic but had ended positively with a Peak District National Park Foundation celebration event at Buxton, which showcased the work of the National Park.

·         The Chair’s participation in the 70th Birthday Bash Challenge walk at Kinder Scout had raised £2300.

·         Members represented the Authority at the event marking the 90th Anniversary of the Mass Trespass

·         The Authority’s response to the Landscape Review had been submitted.

·         Successful interviews had taken place for a new Secretary of State Member. and the formal appointment was anticipated in advance of the Authority AGM


The Chair offered his thanks to Robert Helliwell for the commitment, expertise, and humour that he had shown during a decade of service, as this was his last Authority meeting before his term as Secretary of State Member expired. 


It was also noted that Mr Hamid would be stepping down as Chair of the Performance and Resources Committee in 2022 and thanks were offered to him for the work he had done in steering the Committee since its formation.