Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Update

We have recruited Joy Howells and Helen Fairweather to act jointly as the Landscape Partnership Coordinator. Joy and Helen have been working for several years for Resources for Change in Welshpool – a consultancy which specialises in Sustainable Development. Joy has particular experience in countryside management, natural heritage and rural economies and has previously helped develop a community project in the Clun Forest, as well as supporting Landscape Partnership Schemes elsewhere. Helen is a community consultation specialist with a particular interest in history and cultural heritage. Both have considerable experience of working with the community and connecting people with the landscape. Joy and Helen both live locally.

Joy will be working three days a week, starting on 4th January. Helen will be employed for two days per week and her first day in the office will be 18th January. They will be based at Rigmoreoak, Pennerley; Natural England’s office on the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve.

Next steps

Once they start, Joy and Helen will be talking to groups, organisations and individuals throughout the scheme area and organising events to which everyone will be invited. Along with our partners in the scheme, they will also be investigating the cultural and natural features, assessing current access and interpretation, identifying existing training provision and collecting together a range of historic documents and archives.

All of this information will then be gathered together to provide the basis for activity to be delivered in Stage Two of the scheme.

If you have any questions please contact Clare Fildes on 01588 674090 or email