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The Harnham Water Meadows Framework Management Plan - Annexes

Annex I. Conference participants and programme

Rosemary Allen (Chair Education Committee HWMT)

Lisa Bailey (British Trust for Nature Conservation)

Ruth Barden (Wessex Water)

David Barke (Salisbury Cathedral)

Vanda Bartoszuk (Worcestershire archaeology)

Dr Hadrian Cook (Development and Education Officer HWMT)

Michael Cowan (watermeadow expert)

Dr Ian Cummings (City College, Norwich)

Dr Roger Cutting (Plymouth University)

Will Dobson of Strutt and Parker, Salisbuy ( HWMT Land Agent)

Ben Evans (EA, Licensing)

Martin Gilchrist (Wiltshire Wildlife Trust/ Living River Project)

Mike Holm (EA, Strategic Planning)

Alex Inman (West Country Rivers Trust and Plymouth University)

Andrew Jeans is (HWMT Chairman of the Management Committee)

Robert Lloyd (English Nature)

Jonathan (subsequently Lord) Marland (HWMT Chairman)

Adrian Moore (Environment Agency, water level management)

Beth Nightingale (Wiltshire Wildlife Trust)

Stephanie Payne (Defra North Wessex Downs Project Officer)

Martin de Retuerto (Chalk Streams Project Officer/ NaturalEngland)

Jon Rich (BTCV)

Felicity Rickard (Secretary HWMT)

Neil Standon (Environment Agency)

Dr Kathy Stearne (Defra/NaturalEngland Rural Development Advisor)

Tim Tatton-Brown (HWMT archaeological consultant)

Cllr Murial Tomlinson (West Harnham SDC councillor)

PROGRAMME

SESSION 1 started at 10.00am

Welcome: Jonathan Marland, Chairman of HWMT

Introduction: Why we are here, use of information: Hadrian Cook

Facilitation: Process and the programme: Alex Inman

Hydrology, engineering and land management

Management overview of the Harnham Water Meadows: Andrew Jeans

Water levels and the river: Adrian Moore

Drainage, floating, drowning, infrastructure and agriculture: Hadrian Cook Session 1 Reply and summary of issues: Will Dobson

SESSION 2

Conservation

Overview ESA, SSSI and into HLS: Kathy Stearne

SSSI designation and issues: Robert Lloyd

The archaeological resource: Tim Tatton-Brown

Water voles, their habitats and drainage management: Beth Nightingale

Reply and summary of issues: Stephanie Payne

SESSION 3

Planning for the future

Planning for infrastructural improvement: Kathy Stearne

Catchments, communities and RAAVI: Martin Gilchrist

The meadows as an education and community resource: Roger Cutting

Meadow use and conservation integration, a specimen plan?: Hadrian Cook

Reply and summary of issues: Ian Cummings 15.00

SESSION 4

Open discussion

General Summary: Alex Inman 16.00

The Conference Closed 16.30pm

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