Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership Board - Wednesday, 7 December 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Willow Room, Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, OX11 7NE

Contact: Matt Whitney, Local Nature Partnership Manager 

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Apologies, conflicts of interest and Chair's announcements


Notes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 398 KB

To consider the notes of the previous meeting held on 22 September 2022.


Oxfordshire's current affairs updates

Members of the Board to update one another on key matters of importance arsing since the previous meeting.


Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership approach to influencing policy pdf icon PDF 274 KB

At the September meeting, the Board agreed that the LNP would “influence planning to ensure better outcomes for people and nature”. The Board is to discuss what methods OLNP will utilise to influence Local and Strategic Plans in Oxfordshire.


Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership Forum review pdf icon PDF 364 KB

On 12th October 2022 OLNP held its first Forum event. The Board is asked to consider the review of the first Forum event, and the proposals for future Forum activity.


Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership membership changes pdf icon PDF 420 KB

This item considers a proposed change to the OLNP Board’s Terms of Reference, to ensure the Local Authorities are adequately represented. Further, two personnel changes to the Board are discussed – the need to recruit a new Landowner representative, and the replacement of the Chair of Wild Oxfordshire (one of two eNGO reps) with the Chief Executive of Wild Oxfordshire.


Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership Sub-groups update pdf icon PDF 406 KB

This paper provides an update on the work of the LNP subgroups, with a focus on the objectives of those groups. It also seeks the Board’s input on some questions of importance.


Communications update

The Board is invited to discuss the draft Communications Plan created by Becky Chesshyre, Communications Coordinator for the Oxfordshire Partnerships.


Any other business

Cotswolds Dark Skies survey


Dates of future meetings

To note the dates of future meetings set out below:


  • 8 March 2023
  • 14 June 2023
  • 13 September 2023
  • 13 December 2023