Have your say about the future of Stanage

Posted by Rob Dyer on 12/03/2014
Credit: Kerry Cooper

A Stanage Forum open meeting is being held at 2pm on Saturday 29 March in Memorial Hall, Oddfellows Road, Hathersage.

Anyone who is interested in the future of Stanage North Lees and how it will be managed is encouraged to attend.

The Stanage Forum has been instrumental in shaping what has happened in the last decade on this incredibly popular estate of publicly owned land, and this is your opportunity to tell the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) what you value the most about it.

The purpose of the forum is to hear from the PDNPA about their proposals for future management of the estate, and to hear members of the public’s views on these proposals and anything else they would like to raise.

If you care about Stanage and want to play your part in influencing its future, come along on 29 March and make your opinions heard. Alternatively, if you're unable to make the meeting, you can contribute your thoughts on the future management of the estate by completing the Park Authority's online survey.

Complete the Stanage Vision online survey

 



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Anonymous User
25/03/2014
is it right the little coffee van up at the car park has had its license revoked so the new farm tennent can have a café down at the farm house next to the hall, where are the toilets going to be for the café
27/03/2014
Appreciate timescale is tight but your contribution to this important debate would be most welcome. Many thanks.
Anonymous User
27/03/2014
as a mountain biker we will miss the café van its a good place to stop, we are not allowed down the footpath to the hall so we lose out.
Anonymous User
29/03/2014
Hot from the Stanage Forum meeting. Fewer people than at the BMC Peak Area meeting a few months ago and maybe 10% of those were Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) staff 'here on their day off' and first 45 mins or so of the 3 hour meeting was spent on rambling introductions. PDNPA really wouldn't cut it in a business environment; you don't invite people to a meeting, waste their time and sprinkle unlabelled sock-puppets in their midst. Not if you want to stay in business.

If the BMC peak area meeting was a dry run then the PDNPA learnt nothing; easily anticipated requests for financial data were met with evasion and stonewalling. Nonsensically, the Master plan 2013-2028 (see what they did there, no running out of time with this plan) was not handed out at the start of the meeting and more ressembled a, very shiny, PR handout heavy on the photos (I once worked for a minor national charity, we couldn't afford glossy colour but I guess the PDNPAs priorities differ) than a serious governing strategy for an internationally important piece of landscape.

The overarching impression was a feeling of 'give us some good money making ideas to help subsidise our salaries'. I'm even more worried about Stanage now than I was before. Oh, and for all you thousands of folk who couldn't be bothered to pitch up, you deserve whatever happens...

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