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November: Cotswolds AONB; Andy Parsons from Cotswolds National Landscape

This month we spoke with Andy Parsons, Chief Executive of the Cotswolds National Landscape about the Cotswolds AONB and their new vision for the Cotswolds.

Andy told us about the work of the Cotswolds National Landscape and their 400 volunteer wardens across Gloucestershire.

The Cotswolds AONB is 790 square miles in size, the third largest of the 44 national parks and AONBs, smaller only than the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

Andy told us about the Cotswolds National Landscape’s grants programme with 4 themes: Nature, People, Climate and Place, their new ‘vision’ for the Cotswolds and their climate crisis commitment.


Find out more about the work of the Cotswolds National Landscape, and how you can become a volunteer warden here: 

About the Interviewer

Mark Hurrell has lived in Gloucestershire for over 30 years and was the editor of BBC Radio Gloucestershire from 2002 to 2016. His career in the media has been long and varied including a spell at BBC Points West TV where he was a regular presenter and reporter. Mark also worked on the BBC‘s coverage of WW1 and other major projects. He is a governor at the King’s School, Gloucester and was involved in the setting up of the Pied Piper appeal. In his spare time Mark is a keen amateur singer and supporter of Gloucester Rugby.