Test your knowledge of the Chilterns online
key feature of the Chilterns TOURISM providers in the Chilterns are being challenged to test their knowledge of the area in an online quiz.
The quiz, called the Landscape Ambassador Training Initiative, has been designed as part of the Our Land scheme, which aims to celebrate the UK’s Areas of Natural Beauty.
It is designed to give those working in tourism as much knowledge as possible about the area and covers a wide range of topics including wildlife, historic buildings, landscape features and famous people.
The quiz can be used by anyone working in the industry, and the general public are also welcome to give it a go.
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After successful completion, participants can print out and display their own Landscape Ambassador for the Chilterns certificate.
Claire Forrest, information and interpretation officer at the Chilterns Conservation Board, said: “Here in the Chilterns we offer visitors special places to stay and things to do in a cherished and beautiful landscape.
“The Landscape Ambassador Training Initiative will help tourism providers tell the story of their landscape.
“This will make people’s visit even more special, real and memorable.”
The quiz is free to take and can be found at http:// knowour-land.co.uk.
ALIST of potential traveller sites has been scrapped in favour of a new consultation and plan. Chiltern District Council (CDC) proposed 16 gypsy and traveller sites and four pitches of usually about two caravans each by up to 2026.
The proposals were included in CDC’s Delivery Development Plan Document (DDPD) which was withdrawn earlier this month in place of a new plan to establish development needs for the area, meaning both the previous consultations on travellers’ sites have been dropped.
The council’s move has drawn criticism from the TaxPayers’ Alliance which says another consultation is costing people more money. However, the council says it has to prepare the new Local Plan regardless of the DDPD so it is not an additional cost.
The Taxpayers’ Alliance director John O’Connell, pictured, said: “Taxpayers will wonder why we’re having to start again with this process.
“Every additional day this consultation process drags on, the cost to local residents goes up. Simply put, we need to find a solution as quickly as possible.”
CDC carried out a needs assessment for gypsy, traveller and travelling showpeople in August 2013 and updated it in October after a consultation in the spring.
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