The work of the Bannau Brycheiniog Organisations Staff
To demonstrate our commitment to the Mission approach we, as an organisation, set out what we believe our role is in helping deliver the missions.
They are the biggest contributions we think we can make to achieve the missions. As well as our mission orientated approach, we also believe that we as an organisation have a central role which we define as our overarching contribution to mission y Bannau. These define future activity which spans all our missions and will define a general pattern of activity for the organisation as a whole.
Overarching contributions from the staff of
The following defines our organisation’s commitment to undertake overarching activity which will contribute towards achieving across our missions.
- We will use our convening powers to bring together key people and organisations to form delivery-focused partnerships to enable the sharing of knowledge and expertise, and the efficient coordinated use of resources. This document defines partnerships already in existence, already acting for the benefit of the National Park, which we will continue to support.
- We will expand the reach and breadth of our academic research partnership with the objective of bringing the expertise of academic research to bear on the real-world problems of the National Park. The partnership is in the process of creating core study groups around key topic areas, such as peat, phosphates and heritage which will support achieving the missions. Individual mission chapters may identify other areas where future research is needed to support delivery.
- We will embed the principles, values and missions of Y Bannau: The Future into all of the work of the organisation including our decision-making structures and ways of working, our financial management, our public communications and advocacy, and the development of all further plans and policies the organisation of the National Park is asked by statute or necessity to produce.
- We will utilise all available resource, both now and in the future, to contribute as much as possible to mission delivery. We will advocate for mission delivery from all those bodies operating within the Park who are bound by S62(2) of the Environment Act (1995) to have due regard to our purposes and duty in their activity.
- We will use our knowledge and expertise to help embed Y Bannau: The Future thinking beyond our boundary, creating a mindset of exemplary and transformative action.
Climate Change is a global issue which has local impact and requires local action to both prevent and prepare for.
Our role is to bring together the evidence and data to enable us all to understand better how our actions, lifestyles and behaviours with the National Park are causing climate change so that we can each target our efforts to reduce fossil fuel consumption, sequester carbon or adopt new technologies in the most effective way and places.
Our role is also to galvanise action, bringing together partner organisations, residents and visitors to build a sustainable low-carbon future in the National Park.
As an organisation Bannau Brycheiniog commits to the following contributions towards the Climate mission
Water is the fountain of life, it is our most valuable resource and our most vulnerable.
The communities of Bannau Brycheiniog have interacted with our water systems and the blue landscape throughout history. The people of Wales and beyond rely on our water systems for their physical, mental and recreational needs – water connects us. Our role is to lead a new focus on the importance of water within the National Park, to place the protection, repair and recovery of our water systems at the heart of all that we do.
As an organisation Bannau Brycheiniog commits to the following contributions towards the Water mission
Our natural environment sustains us, physically, mentally, culturally and spiritually.
Y Bannau: The Future is s a living landscape, a mosaic of natural, semi-natural and managed habitats and ecosystems. Home to woodlands, peatlands, moorlands, pasture, meadows and more.
Our role is to use our skills and data to understand this complexity, to use this information and knowledge to work in partnership with all those who own and manage the land of the Park (including ourselves) to protect, repair and regenerate our key habitats, species and ecosystems.
As an organisation Bannau Brycheiniog commits to the following contributions towards the Nature Mission
Neither people nor nature can thrive without the other, we are all part of the complex landscape of the National Park.
People have shaped the landscape and environment of the Beacons for thousands of years and have created it, protected and sometime damaged it. Our role is connect or reconnect people to the natural environment and to work in partnership so that we can restore the balance of healthy thriving communities and people in the Park with nature.
As an organisation Bannau Brycheiniog commits to the following contributions towards the People mission
‘Home is where the heart is’ – we all have a strong connection to places and every place is special with unique strengths, resources and characteristics.
We recognise that each place is different and that by understanding a place we can best support the people of that place to thrive and to support our natural environment. Our role is therefore to use the data, skills and partnerships that we have to connect to people in their places and to work with them to plan, act and prepare for the future.
As an organisation Bannau Brycheiniog commits to the following contributions towards the Place mission