Jan Simmonds, from Allendale, has been confirmed (November 2017) as the new Chair of the North Pennines AONB Partnership. Jan is one of the four community representatives on the Partnership and has been actively involved since 2014. She has also been chair of the project board for our Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership Scheme.
Jan said: “I am delighted and honoured to have this opportunity to become more involved in the North Pennines AONB Partnership. The range of its activities sustaining and promoting not only our special landscapes but also the communities that live here is impressive and exciting and I look forward to my new role in support of that”.