£3.2 million Tamara Landscape Partnership Gets the Go-Ahead Thanks to National Lottery Funding.
**updated March 2021**
A National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £2.3 million has been awarded to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for a project that aims to provide a brighter future for the Valley and its communities, by making the landscape more robust and less susceptible to a range of pressures.
**New Tamara Landscape Partnership website coming very soon…**
Contact: James Luxton, Scheme Manager
What is Tamara?
The scheme aims to provide a brighter future for the Tamar Valley and its communities by making the landscape more robust and less susceptible to a range of pressures, through a programme of 10 individual, interconnected and substantial projects.
Tamara Landscape Partnership will work with farmers, landowners and communities to manage landscapes that are rich in wildlife, as well as cultural and historic heritage; help improve access to special places and promote ways for people to enjoy the landscape whilst improving their health and wellbeing.
The Tamar Valley AONB team received initial National Lottery support* for the Tamara Landscape Partnership project in October 2018.
Development funding of £180,000 was awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help the Tamar Valley AONB and its 34 partners progress their plans to apply for a full National Lottery grant of £2.3million at a later date.
Over 18 months, new staff produced the Landscape Conservation Action Plan, detailing the proposed works for the 5-year delivery phase. This involved working with communities within the Valley, Plymouth and adjacent towns to involve them in the rivers and the surrounding countryside. It brought farmers and landowners together to develop new ideas, such as natural flood management and tree planting, creating wildlife habitats and increasing on-farm carbon, which will all help to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Watch out for more information on how you can get involved in these projects:
- Outcomes for Heritage
- Small Detail/Big Difference, Heritage of Innovation, New Approaches/Making Connections
- Outcomes for Communities
- Accessible Tamar, Come Visit & Stay Awhile, Celebrating Tamar
- Outcomes for People
- Tamara Trainees, River Explorers, Natural Connections, Promoting our Produce
Luxton, Gary and Chris can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01822 835030 (sorry, currently unmanned during COVID-19 restrictions).
If you would rather email them individually, please use the following links;
James Luxton – Scheme Manager
Gary Lewis – Senior Heritage Officer
Chris Harris – Monitoring & Evaluation Officer