The latest Focus was out on Monday. Read it here.
10 pages of fascinating articles including one by each of the associated organisations which time (unsurprisingly) are CMA and SCRA; other include one about the Isle of Wight festival from Matthew Chatfield, Parks and Countryside Manager for Isle of Wight Council (also known as The Ranger of Naturenet.net), details of how lottery grants are helping our countryside, what life's like as a ranger in a remote location from Paul Sharman the Ranger on St Kilda (part of NTS), Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service sent some wonderful photos of rangers in rescue mode in last winter's snow, plus lots more. And there's the usual mix of adverts, contacts and organisations.
Wednesday 25 August is the Egton Show, our local agricultural show, and as usual the office is closed so the team can attend. TB to watch the equine events and pat the goats (please don't bring any more home), AW to see how Mr W's pigeons have done (lots of rosettes please), HB to child wrangle and wagon mind, KH to see who won Dad's memorial trophy and everyone to buy up the show and stagger home with new buckets, bits of tack and tools and stuffed with bacon butties and candy floss. Back to normal on Thursday.