Natural England teams to move under one roof

The Natural England team pictured outside County Hall in Dorchester

TEAMS from Natural England are coming together from across Dorset to form a new hub at County Hall in Dorchester.

Natural England will be bringing their staff together under one roof to “deliver huge operational and financial benefits, as well as a fantastic opportunity to build on existing relationships with the council”.

Other government organisations who work for the benefit of Dorset’s green spaces and conservation issues such as the Natural Environment team, the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Team team, Historic Environment, the Dorset Coast Forum and Litter Free Dorset all already share office space at County Hall.

The addition of a further organisation which works to protect and enhance the countryside and wildlife will strengthen conservation efforts already in place in the county.

Natural England’s area manager Fran Davies said: “We believe working in partnership is key to achieving environmental outcomes. Bringing our Dorset team under one roof, and alongside county council colleagues also working to protect the natural environment, will strengthen and support the work we do. We look forward to the opportunities and benefits this move brings for Dorset.”

Councillor Daryl Turner, Cabinet member for the natural and built environment, said: “It’s great that colleagues from Natural England are moving into County Hall. We already play host to many organisations which have a vested interest in Dorset’s natural environment, so the addition of  Natural England makes us even stronger in looking after Dorset’s green spaces and wildlife.”

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