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Visit to Halswell House

Visit to Halswell House

A group of Friends of Quantock members enjoyed a visit to Halswell House and Park, Goathurst in September. We had an excellent guided tour of both the Tudor and Baroque parts of the manor by Roy Bolton. We were escorted on to the roof of the main house which allowed a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside and the newly renovated roofs on the Tudor [...] Read more

Public Consultation on the 5yr Management Plan for the AONB

Public Consultation on the 5yr Management Plan for the AONB

The JAC (Joint Advisory Committee) on which the Friends of Quantock has a seat asks the AONB team to draw up a detailed plan for the management of theQuantock Hills every five years, and when the plan is approved it is the job of the AONB team to implement that plan. It is an important document covering all aspects of the Quantock landscape, envoironment, [...] Read more

Exclusive Visit to Halswell House, Goathurst for Friends of Quantock

Exclusive Visit to Halswell House, Goathurst  for Friends of Quantock

Monday 3rd September A manor has stood on this site since before Doomsday. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it was owned by the Tynte family. It was sold in a series of auctions between 1948 and 1950. British business man and art collector Edward Strachan bought the estate in 2013 and has begun a comprehensive process of restoration of the [...] Read more

SERC to Survey Flora and Fauna on FoQ Land

SERC to Survey Flora and Fauna on FoQ Land

Somerset Environmental Records Centre The Somerset Environmental Records Centre (SERC) is the main centre holding data on wildlife sightings, types of environments and geological information for Somerset. It was set up in 1986 as a joint venture between the Somerset Wildlife Trust (SWT) and Somerset County Council. SERC is a member of the Association of [...] Read more

Friends of Quantock Events for 2018

Friends of Quantock Events for 2018

We are proud to announce our program of FoQ events for 2018. Annual General Meeting Wednesday 21 March St Mary’s Church Centre Nether Stowey 7.00pm Complimentary glass of wine and nibbles 7.30pm AGM followed by a presentation by Alan Hughes and Iain Porter, AONB Development Officer on ‘Reimagining the Manor’ about the successful Landscape Partnership Bid. [...] Read more

Fracking: Facts and Fiction

Fracking: Facts and Fiction

A talk on “Fracking – Facts and Fiction” was given by Dr Julie Richardson at Crowcombe Hall on the 8th of September. A Full Report by Philip Comer is available here: http://friendsofquantock.com/data/uploads/blogpost/fracking-talk.pdf

Helping You to Help SERC with Wildlife Sightings

Helping You to Help SERC with Wildlife Sightings

Friends of Quantock is really pleased to be able to help SERC to collect data on wildlife by hosting the SERC sightings tool on our site: http://friendsofquantock.com/contacts/recording-wildlife-sightings/ The Somerset Environmental Records Centre (SERC) is the main centre holding data on wildlife sightings for Somerset, a joint venture between the Somerset [...] Read more

National Lottery Funding for the Quantock Hills

National Lottery Funding for the Quantock Hills

Friends of Quantock is proud to be a partner with the AONB in their bid for a £1.9 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Latest news is that our application has passed the first stage, to secure £91,300 in order to develop a detailed plan, engaging local people and visitors and ensuring the money is well spent on a wide range of projects to [...] Read more

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