The Colne Valley Regional Park Needs YOUR Group!
Does your Group want to contribute to the future of the Colne Valley Regional Park?
By becoming a Member Organisation you will have a voice in determining how the company prioritises its activities in the Colne Valley, as well as playing your part in helping us protect and preserve this precious but fragile landscape for future generations to enjoy.
Member Groups can include:
- Community groups/Residents society
- ‘Friends of’ Groups
- Charities and social enterprises
- Government agencies
- Businesses and landowners (see our corporate supporter scheme here).
- Local authorities and Parish Councils
Current member organisations can be seen here.
The Colne Valley Community Interest Company aims to have as a wide an active membership as possible, reflecting the breadth and diversity of communities and interests within its boundaries. Membership is free, although voluntary contributions and/or gifts in kind are always welcome. The following exceptions are:
- Local Authorities that wish to nominate a Director to the Board are obliged to make a financial contribution
- Private sector members are encouraged to contribute through the separate Corporate Membership scheme.
- Individuals can support the work of the Colne Valley Community Interest Company through joining the ‘Friends’.
Obligations as a Member are to subscribe and actively help to further the objectives of the Company, which are:
- To maintain and enhance the landscape, historic environment and waterscape of the Park in terms of their scenic and conservation value and their overall amenity.
- To safeguard the countryside of the Park from inappropriate development. Where development is permissible it will encourage the highest possible standards of design.
- To conserve and enhance biodiversity within the Park through the protection and management of its species, habitats and geological features.
- To provide opportunities for countryside recreation and ensure that facilities are accessible to all.
- To achieve a vibrant and sustainable rural economy, including farming and forestry, underpinning the value of the countryside.
- To encourage community participation including volunteering and environmental education. To promote the health and social well-being benefits that access to high quality green space brings.