1)
The Manager and Chair of Pells Pool have agreed their interested in
being a ‘pilot’ enterprise for exploring with us the things their
enterprise gets from the local environment and the value of a healthy
local environment to them! We are now using the next group meeting
(Thurs 13 Oct) to draw up and frame more precisely what we shall offer
to do with them and to get the ball rolling on the exploration process.

2)
We have had a poster presentation accepted at the SAC/SEPA conference
in Scotland on “Valuing Ecosystems: Policy, Economic and Management
Interactions”. The conference is in April. Our poster is called “Going
Local: Community Visualisation of Ecosystem Services”.

3) We are still in discussion with the SDNP Authority over potential funding.

4)
The Environment Agency have been in touch about the Coastal Communities
2150 project, which aims to engage communities at risk from sea level
rise (resulting from climate change) to understand the risks they face
and help enable communities to take appropriate action to ensure their
communities remain viable. We are starting to explore how we may work
with this project.

5) Daron Williams who has
been working on the framework for a stand-alone L&OVe website has
now completed his stay in the UK and left for the USA. The group wishes
to thank Daron hugely for all his work and engagement with group
activities – his energy and enthusiasm will be sorely missed! L&OVe
are seeking someone with an interest in website management (and
design?) to take over finalising content and management of the site [NB.
Interest needed, NOT any great experience with Web design. Some
familiarity with html would be an advantage].