Partners and funding

The Landscape Partnership Board

Membership is made up of local people, groups and organisations alongside professionals from England and Wales.

Membership of the Landscape Partnership Board as of September 2014:-

Organisation Representative
Statutory  Organisations
Shropshire Hills AONB PartnershipPhil Holden
Shropshire CouncilDeb Hughes
Natural Resources WalesCarol Fielding
Natural EnglandRoger Owen
Powys County CouncilJulie Lewis /Calum Carr
English HeritageBill Klemperer
University of ChesterProf Stewart Ainsworth
County Councillors
Shropshire CouncilCllr Heather Kidd
Parish or Community Council Members
Churchstoke Community CouncilMark Bell
Chirbury with Brompton Parish CouncilBob Ockenden
Pontesbury / Minsterley Parish CouncilsMatthew Davies
Worthen with Shelve Parish CouncilAnnabel Stacey
Non-statutory, voluntary or individual members
Shropshire Wildlife TrustJan McKelvy
Montgomeryshire Wildlife TrustClive Faulkner
Priest Weston Parish Paths Partnership– vacancy –
Farmers Union of WalesSusan Jones
Powis EstateJonathan Herbert
Upper Onny Wildlife GroupLeo Smith
Shropshire Geological SocietyDavid Pannett
Shropshire Mines Trust and Shropshire Caving and Mining ClubAndrew Wood


The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £93,800 for the 12-month Development Phase to enable the Landscape Partnership Board to progress plans to apply for a full grant from 2013.   Our second-stage bid is worth a total of £2.24m with £1.35m coming from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Other financial supporters of this Scheme include:-

  • Natural England (Agri-environment match funding)
  • English Heritage (Management Agreement match funding &  capital works)
  • Shropshire Council / Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership
  • Powys County Council
  • Shropshire Wildlife Trust
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Jean Jackson Charitable trust
  • In kind/volunteer contributions
  • Private contribution


The table below contains a list of our funding Partners and a brief description of their roles.

Shropshire CouncilResponsible for delivering all the services that the county, district and borough councils used to deliver, including planning, licensing, bin collections, schools, libraries and roads.
Natural EnglandThe government’s advisor on the natural environment, providing practical advice, grounded in science, on how best to safeguard England’s natural wealth for the benefit of everyone.
Natural Resources WalesSustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters.
Powys County CouncilResponsible for all local government services in Powys, including education, social care services, roads and bridges, leisure services, tourism and planning.
Shropshire Wildlife TrustThe county’s leading environmental charity, currently supported by 10,000 members. With strength of numbers and 50 years of experience behind us we are an increasingly effective champion for local wildlife.
Shropshire Hills AONB PartnershipCo-ordinates the work carried out to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Shropshire Hills, while also taking account of economic and social needs, promoting sustainable development and meeting the demand for recreation.
English Heritage Responsible for looking after the National Heritage Collection of historic sites & monuments and our public archives. Advising Government on which parts of our heritage are nationally important.
Jean Jackson Charitable Trust To conserve, improve, protect & preserve for public benefit, wildlife, flora & fauna in the British Isles & in particular in Shropshire, and to educate the public in the principles of wildlife, flora & fauna.



Stiperstones-Corndon LPS Partners