Projects tagged with Events & Engagement

Forest of Bowland AONB

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Sense of Place Toolkit and Workshops

    Countryscape worked with the Forest of Bowland AONB to develop a ‘Sense of Place Toolkit’ for local businesses. The aim of the toolkit is to help businesses understand the special qualities of the AONB and to use these qualities in order to develop and promote their own product – as...

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Management Plan

    Countryscape carried out a statutory review and update of the AONB management plan for the period 2009-2014, undertaken in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates. This work involved:

    • Design and facilitation of 11 workshops with local residents, community groups,...

Natural England

  • Natural England - Countryside Quality Counts

    Countryside Quality Counts (CQC) was a project to develop a national indicator of how the countryside is changing. It was funded by Natural England (and its predecessor agencies), in partnership with Defra and English Heritage. Countryscape was responsible for the...

  • Natural England - Landscape Character Network

    Countryscape facilitated the Landscape Character Network (LCN) (formerly known as the Countryside Character Network) between 2002 and 2011. Countryscape was re-appointed following competitive tendering in 2005 and 2007. In 2011 the Landscape Character Network website was partly...

  • Natural England - Lakes to Dales Landscape Designation Project

    In 2009, Natural England put forward proposals to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Countryscape led a major public consultation over the proposals during 2009/2010, working in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates and Pathways Consultancy.

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  • Natural England, with support from 4NW, contracted Countryscape to develop the North West Landscape Character Framework in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates, Steven Warnock and The University of Manchester.

    The framework includes all landscapes in the region, including...

Manchester City Council

  • Development of a city-wide action plan for climate change mitigation, which was originally produced in readiness for the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen (December 2009).

    Countryscape was contracted by Manchester City Council to manage the consultation and initial drafting...

  • Countryscape worked with Manchester City Council and Groundwork to explore the potential for transport and open space development in Wythenshawe. The project involved extensive use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in creating a spatial framework to inform future planning...

  • Manchester City Council - Manchester Tree Strategy Conference

    Countryscape was contracted to facilitate a one-day conference, exploring ideas for the Manchester Tree Strategy (2006). This work involved use of a creative thinking toolkit (called Ketso) to encourage discussion and information sharing amongst approximately 100 participants from...

  • Countryscape was initially contracted to develop a website for Philips Park in Manchester, aiming to improve the visitor experience through better interpretation and education. The website was built using a content management system, so it could be easily updated by park wardens,...

  • Manchester City Council - Interpretation and Displays

    Countryscape has produced a range of outdoor displays and signage for parks and public spaces across Manchester. Such displays are typically required to provide on-site interpretation of local heritage and wildlife; to promote activities and encourage visitors to learn more; or simply...

Catch 22

  • Catch 22 - Broadhurst Clough Interpretation

    Countryscape engaged with young people from Catch 22 – a charity working with young people who find themselves in difficult situations – to develop a range of interpretive displays for Broadhurst Clough: a public green space in Moston, North Manchester. This involved facilitating a...

West Pennine Moors

  • West Pennine Moors Partnership - West Pennine Moors Management Plan

    The West Pennine Moors is an area of ninety square miles of open countryside in Lancashire, comprising a patchwork of moorland, reservoirs, wooded cloughs and historic villages. The area contains a rich variety of natural and cultural heritage which is highly accessible to the...

Sefton Coast Partnership Working Group

  • Sefton Coast Partnership Working Group - Landscape Strategy & Consultation

    Countryscape was contracted to carry out landscape consultancy work in support of the Sefton Coast partnership. This involved developing and facilitating a series of community workshops, where local people were encouraged to think creatively about their landscape and share ideas for...

  • Countryscape facilitated a workshop to help stakeholders discuss, clarify and reach consensus over the role of the Sefton Coast Partnership in developing an Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Plan for the area.

    The Partnership has a key role to play in developing and...

University of Manchester

  • University of Manchester - Ecocities Annual Stakeholder Workshop

    EcoCities is an initiative led by the University of Manchester and funded by Bruntwood. It seeks to provide Manchester with its first 'blueprint' for an integrated climate change adaptation strategy (due 2011).

    Countryscape was contracted to facilitate a workshop with...

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Countryside Survey

    Countryside Survey is a world-leading study of the natural resources of the UK’s countryside. It provides information to policymakers and others about gradual changes in the countryside over time. The 2007 Survey, which reported in 2008, was the fifth to be carried out since 1978....

The Countryside Agency

  • Countryscape produced an online database of Landscape Character Assessments in England, working in partnership with Diacono Associates and the University of Sheffield. The website features an interactive map, providing links to locally held information. This was the first time that...

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

  • Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) - Landscape Character Workshops

    Countryscape was contracted by the Living Landscapes Project (University of Reading) to help facilitate a series of community workshops in Shropshire and Hampshire, as part of the CPRE Outreach Programme - a pilot project, aiming to engage local people in Landscape Character Assessment...

Friends of the Lake District

  • Friends of the Lake District (FLD) is a landscape charity covering Cumbria. Countryscape, in association with Alison Farmer Associates, ran a three-day Landscape Character Assessment training programme for FLD. The training provided a general introduction to the practices and...

Friends of Blackley Forest

  • Friends of Blackley Forest - Blackley Forest Community Project

    Since 2007, Countryscape has worked closely with the Friends of Blackley Forest, helping the group to interpret and promote their Local Nature Reserve. The Blackley Forest, in North Manchester, has long been valued by the community – it was planted in 1953 as one of the country’s first...

Groundwork

  • Groundwork - Local Heritage Project: Saint Michael’s Flags

    A project to interpret and promote the local heritage of Saint Michael’s Flags (a small public green space in Manchester), working in partnership with the local community. Countryscape was responsible for producing of a 20-page booklet and interactive CD-ROM; a series of outdoor...

  • Countryscape developed and ran a bespoke Geographical Information Systems (GIS) training programme for Groundwork Manchester, Salford & Trafford Ltd. The training was delivered by Countryscape's technical director, Jonathan Porter, to provide a solid grounding in the techniques of...

Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project

  • Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project - Local Heritage Project: Moston Vale

    A project to interpret and promote the local heritage of the Moston Vale area of North Manchester, in partnership with the Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project, Groundwork and the local community. This work involved producing a 40-page booklet and interactive CD-ROM, together with...

Hampshire County Council

  • Hampshire County Council, in conjunction with West Berkshire Council, have published a methodology for assessing inherent landscape sensitivity at a strategic level. The methodology, published in 2006, aims to respond to PPG1 and PPS7, which place emphasis on land use planning...

Havant Borough Council

  • Countryscape designed and managed a consultation programme to engage local community groups in the Havant Borough Landscape Character Assessment (LCA). This work involved a three stage process: 1) development of a postal ‘Consultation Pack’ containing clearly worded instructions, maps...

International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK)

  • International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK) - Website Management

    Countryscape is responsible for developing and managing the IALE (UK) website. The site has been designed to reflect the organisation's brand identity and to provide easy access to background and membership information, event listings, publications, contacts and other resources....

Lancashire Wildlife Trust

  • Lancashire Wildlife Trust - Volunteering Consultation

    Countryscape produced a range of materials to assist the canvassing of Lancashire Wildlife Trust members for ideas about widening the types of communities who volunteer with the Trust, and to target those that have been under-represented in the past (e.g. minority ethnic groups, people...

Red Rose Forest

  • Red Rose Forest - "Top Trees" Leaflet

    Red Rose Forest undertook a project to celebrate Manchester’s “top trees”, as identified by the general public. The aim was to use local stories to help invigorate a programme of new planting across Greater Manchester, and to create a touring exhibition, targeting museums, galleries...

  • Red Rose Forest - Nutsford Vale: consultation and interpretation

    Countryscape is currently working with Red Rose Forest to develop an interpretation strategy, together with a range of displays and other materials, for Nutsford Vale: an important area of “urban countryside” in North Manchester.

    To date this project has involved facilitating a...

Ketso

  • Ketso - Brand and Product Development

    Ketso is an interactive, hands-on toolkit for bringing meetings and workshops to life. It is inspired by the concept of ‘mind mapping’ - a graphic technique for brainstorming that works by linking and arranging ideas around a central concept.

    Ketso has been developed by Dr...

High Peak Borough Council

  • Countryscape ran a series of workshops to inform development of the High Peak Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), making sure the document accounted for the views of stakeholders and local people. The first event was held at the start of the project and set out to discover how...

Tamar Valley AONB

  • Tamar Valley AONB - Sense of Place Strategy

    Countryscape developed a Sense of Place Strategy for the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB): a protected landscape in the southwest of England, famous for its industrial heritage (for which it was awarded World Heritage Status in 2006).

    The aim of the...

Oldham Council

  • Oldham Council - Air Quality and Construction Conference

    Countryscape facilitated the 'Construction Coordination in the Environment’ conference on behalf of Environmental Protection UK, supported by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. The purpose of the event was to engage and consult with stakeholders regarding the development of local...

  • Oldham Council - Crompton Moor Consultation

    Countryscape produced a range of communication materials in support of the Crompton Moor consultation project (2009), which sought to determine public opinion on the recreational use and future safeguarding of this important moorland landscape. The consultation itself was carried out...

Forestry Commission

  • Forestry Commission - Newlands Scheme (reporting)

    Newlands is a major, £59 million scheme set up to reclaim large areas of derelict and underused land across the North West and transform it into thriving community woodlands.

    Countryscape produced an extensive range of communication materials for the consultation and reporting...

Scottish Natural Heritage

  • Scottish Natural Heritage - Talking About Our Place

    Countryscape has produced a toolkit on behalf of Scottish Natural Heritage to encourage communities to get involved in the future of their landscape. The toolkit - called 'Talking About Our Place' - is fully self-led and designed to be used by community groups without the involvement...