Attended quite a number of interesting meetings over past few weeks. Environment Agency Board Meeting in Cardiff with a tour of the Welsh Assembly - remarkable building and facilities. Chance to talk to those involved in bringing together Forestry Commission, CCW and EA Wales into one body...
Forestry Panel Meeting in London - minutes will be out shortly. Progress is being made.
Nature Improvement Area judging Panel at Defra, London - getting 79 to 20 was not easy - some amazing applications. I am looking forward to having the privilege of judging the final few to get to 12!
At the Estate the key meeting has been our Board Meeting - this time in Devon with video links back to London to get up to date reports on the economy and global markets. A great meeting, a lot to discuss about progress on the delivery of year one of our ten year strategy. We are making progress on a number of fronts but in one or two areas it is quite frustrating - more in another post!