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New appointment to lead CVLLP

The Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership has recently appointed a new Project Manager, Ian Wykes.  Formerly at Staffordshire County Council, Ian started in his new role on 24th April. Already familiar with the work of the CVLLP, Ian will be able to hit the ground running.

Julian Woolford, Chief Executive of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, the lead partner of CVLLP, says "The appointment of Ian Wykes as CVLLP Project Manager shows our continued commitment to the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership. The programme of projects that started in 2012 has had a beneficial impact on the Churnet Valley and with Ian on board we are looking to continue this work in the coming years."

Ian Wykes says, "I’m delighted to have been offered the opportunity to help the CVLLP move to the next stage in its development. My professional background is in archaeology but wildlife and the countryside has has always been a life long passion. I am very lucky that I have previously had responsibility for many of the sites in the Churnet Valley and have worked with many of the CVLLP partners. This will be a really exciting chance opportunity to role up my sleeves and work alongside Partners, the team, the fantastic volunteers  and the local community to help make a real difference across the area."

James Sells, Chair of CVLLP, believes the strength of the CVLLP comes from partner organisations working collaboratively. "Each organisation does excellent work individually; however the best outcomes for wildlife, the landscape and the community result from all the partner organisations sharing a vision for the future, pooling resources and engaging local people. With Ian's appointment we have added to our strong team to ensure all partners continue to invest in the next phase of the CVLLP."

Please visit the web site for a full list of CVLLP partners.