Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership Board - Wednesday, 21 September 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Sandford-on-Thames Village Hall, Henley Road, Oxford, OX4 4YN

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 278 KB

To consider and approve the notes of the Board meeting held on 8 June 2022. Board to agree for these, and future minutes, to be published to the South and Vale website, which is publicly accessible.


LNP Priority setting pdf icon PDF 597 KB

It is considered useful at this stage to formally adopt a set of priorities that can represent a strategic framework for action for the LNP. The LNP Manager proposes the adoption of three clear priority areas: Local Nature Recovery Strategy, Natural Capital Investment and People and Nature. The Board is asked to approve this.



Sub-groups pdf icon PDF 568 KB

This paper presents the suggested ways of communication between the sub-groups and the Board, as well as an update on progress from each group since the last Board meeting. The Board is asked to approve the ways of working, and respond to the questions raised by the groups.



Forum event pdf icon PDF 527 KB

The LNP Forum takes place on October 12th at Kirtlington Manor. The schedule for the day is provided in the paper. The Board is also asked to approve release of £2,500 for the work carried out by Wild Oxfordshire in helping prepare for the event, and approve the primer paper.



Vice Chair

It is considered good governance to appoint a Vice Chair for the LNP Board. This person will be expected to stand in for the Chair in the event of their absence, participate in pre-Board agenda setting, and act as an informal adviser to the LNP Manager.


LNP Manager Update pdf icon PDF 362 KB

This item is a summary of key points and issues from the LNP Manager’s time in post so far, that are not covered in the other agenda items, but are worth bringing to the attention of Board members.


LNP Budget pdf icon PDF 186 KB

A quick look at the state of LNP finances.


Next meeting - Wed 7th Dec 10:00-12:00

Board members to discuss whether all meetings will take place in person, or whether every other meeting is held online.