It is beyond the capacity of the Tees Valley RIGS group to deliver all the actions within the GAP. The best way to increase awareness and understanding of the work in the GAP, and to help foster a feeling of ownership of the sites, is by linking with other organisations. By working together, more can be achieved, different skills brought in and more funding become accessible. Different groups will bring in new skills, enthusiasm and people.
Current factors affecting it:
Links between Geodiversity and other areas not clear.
The Tees Valley RIGS group already has strong links with many other organisations including:
Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society, Tees Archaeology, North East Geological Society, North East Yorkshire Geology Trust.
That Tees Valley RIGS group continues to build upon its existing partnerships and continues to create new links to help deliver the many aspects of the GAP.
Target 11: To continue and expand partnership working.
Goal 11: To contact all existing partners and discuss opportunities for working together.
Target 12: Increase community involvement within the RIGS group and Geodiversity Action Plan delivery.
Goal 12: To work with five new community groups and individuals over the next five years.
Table 5 – Community and Partnership Working.
|Code||Action||TVRIGS Lead Contact||Interested Parties||End Date||Priority|
|CP.11.1||Create leaflet/pdf explaining RIGS and geodiversity and what we do and send it out to local groups to promote ourselves.||-||-||-||2|
|CP.11.2||Hold a small celebration event/lecture day/open day and invite existing and potential partners.||C.Rushall||-||-||3|
|CP.12.1||Publicise work of RIGS in local press and encourage others to join the group.||D.Harbinson||-||Ongoing||2|
|CP.12.2||Publicise practical conservation tasks within local community to encourage them to get involved.||D.Harbinson||-||Ongoing||2|
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