Looking forward to big year for Moor than meets the eye

Snow welcomes the new project team to Princetown ( from left Emma, Ellie, Mark, Chrissy and Andy)

Snow welcomes the new project team to Princetown ( from left Emma, Ellie, Mark, Chrissy and Andy)

The Moor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership Scheme took a big step forward this week with the arrival of the full project team. The team will help coordinate the MTMTE scheme, taking on the running of key projects and working alongside colleagues in the partnership to help deliver projects across the wider scheme.

The team are based at The Old Duchy Hotel in Princetown and over the next few weeks they will be out and about across the scheme area meeting project leads and getting to grips with what needs to be done next.

Key to the new team is Scheme Manager Mark Allott who will oversee the spending of the £1.9 million of Heritage Lottery Funding and ensure that the agreed projects are delivered on time. Mark said, “This scheme is all about understanding the story of the people and landscape of Dartmoor over the last 4,000 years. It will help conserve the rich heritage of Dartmoor and strengthen our skills to care for Dartmoor for future generations.  The team are thrilled to have started and can’t wait to help guide project delivery and learn more about Dartmoor”.

Andy Bailey is the Community Officer for the scheme and was part of the team that successfully bid for the Lottery money. He said, “It’s great to welcome in the rest of the team. I’m looking forward to working closely with my new colleagues to make this important scheme a huge success”.

The full team are

Mark Allott – Project Manager 01822 890901

Andy Bailey – Community Officer 01822 890903

Emma Stockley – Community Heritage Officer 01822 890904

Chrissy Mason – Community Ecologist 01822 890904

Ellie Fabiani-Laymond – Finance and Administration Officer 01822 890902

You can read more about the team here