Our ‘Start of Season’ Meeting

We held our Start of Season meeting yesterday in the main meeting room here at Parke. The idea is to get our staff and volunteers across the Dartmoor portfolio together to review our achievements in 2014 and look forward to our plans for 2015.

In the morning we had presentations from our Assistant Director of Operations Toby Fox, myself, various members of the Ranger teams, from Finch Foundry, Sexton’s Cottage and from Catherine Parsons, our Vistor Services and Commercial Manager. I thought there was a real buzz – we are doing so many different things across Dartmoor and people seem to be really enjoying themselves.

SoS1In the afternoon we had three presentations from some of our partners on the Moor – this is Richard Drysdale, The Visitor Centre Manager with the Dartmoor National Park Authority telling us about their three visitor centres at Princetown, Postbridge and Haytor – all well worth a visit.

SoS2Here is Dave Rickwood from the Woodland Trust talking about our partnership at Fingle Woods

SoS3And this is Heather Kay, the General Manager at Castle Drogo giving us an update on the building project at the Castle and giving us a sneek preview of the new installations at the property which will be open to the public from the 9th March.

Good to see all our Rangers in red fleeces too!

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