The post-holders are the national voice on the National Park Authorities, which have strategic responsibility for conservation, recreation, planning, access and resources.
Eleven new members have been appointed for four-year terms:
These appointments are made following the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments Code of Practice. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public.
Members are unpaid, although they can claim certain allowances and are eligible for travel and other expenses incurred in the course of their appointments. Members are expected to commit a minimum time input of two to three days per month, the majority of which is within normal working hours.
Further information on the members listed can be found on the individual Authority websites via: www.nationalparks.gov.uk/index.htm. For information about National Park Authorities, including appointments, go to: www.defra.gov.uk/rural/national-parks/ .