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Online Talk: Funding for Sustainable Business & Community Projects in the Dales

Clapdale Wool Project c. Glencroft

Wednesday 6 December, 5.00pm

This talk is pitched at businesses, community groups and individuals wanting to find out more about how the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s Sustainable Development Fund can support projects that aim to promote a more sustainable way of living in, working in or visiting the National Park. Meet Andrea Burden, Sustainable Development Officer for the Park who will introduce the scheme, the funding available and how to apply. Edward Sexton of Clapham based Glencroft will then reveal how the fund helped kick-start his company’s now successful ‘farm to yarn’ project – Clapdale Wool – buying fleeces from farms within a 5-mile radius and transforming them into Yorkshire-made hand-knit yarn.

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Online Talk: Access the Dales

Debbie North walking the Coast to Coast

Wednesday 17 January 4.30pm

Since becoming a wheelchair user in 2011, Debbie North has campaigned tirelessly to break down barriers and promote countryside accessibility for all. Founding the charity, Access the Dales, whose motto is ‘making the inaccessible accessible’, it has fund raised to now offer nine ‘free to borrow’ all terrain wheelchairs available from designated sites across the Dales. Debbie was also appointed Cabinet Office Disability and Access ambassador for the Countryside in 2022. This talk offers a unique opportunity to learn about the successes and improvements Debbie’s campaigning has achieved, along with the challenges still to surmount.

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Online Talk: Breeding Waders of the Yorkshire Dales

A curlew in the Yorkshire Dales by Ann Shadrake

Wednesday 21 February 4.30pm

In this online talk, Ian Court, Wildlife Conservation Officer for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, will outline the status of the key upland breeding wader species and how important areas such as the Yorkshire Dales National Park are for them. He will also look at the current threats, detail the habitat requirements that waders need and summarise some of the conservation work that is being undertaken to protect them. Finally, insight will be offered into how the Authority’s Nature Recovery Strategies will help to benefit a wide range of habitats and species including breeding waders.   

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