Due to organisational and funding constraints, the partnership was unable to appoint a dedicated project officer so a range of consultants were appointed, under the direction of the steering group, to deliver the various elements of the project, including site survey and management options, training, public relations, events, engagement, website, signage and economic appraisal.
It was agreed that by splitting up the required elements for delivering this project and appointing appropriate specialist consultants to deliver these elements we would gain the required expertise, and the steering group would coordinate and participate in delivery where possible.
Allen & Mellon Environmental Ltd
Dave Allen and Clive Mellon were responsible for the site selection, survey and training elements of the project. This involved close co-operation with the other consultants involved as well as the key volunteers engaged in the project.
Eftec are environmental economists motivated to understand and demonstrate the value of the environment to society. Erin Ginaferrara and Ian Dickie conducted an economic appraisal of the wider social, environmental, and economic impacts of DMLIG management options, providing evidence to inform decision-making.
Andy Turner, Rory McKinley and Joan Grenville were responsible for developing the project brand, along with the dedicated project website and Facebook, promotion and engagement.
The appointed consultants were all specialists in their fields and got to grips with the project and their elements easily, and all were enthusiastic advocates for the project. Having external consultants with relevant expertise was certainly a benefit, but there was at times a bottle neck in assessing and disseminating their work products, due mainly to the Project Manager’s other work commitments. In addition there was a large volume of work that wasn’t covered by the consultants, such as putting out the site signs annually, organising events, supporting the volunteers, giving talks etc., which mainly fell to the Project Manager to do. Therefore a dedicated project officer working alongside specialist consultants reporting to the Project Manager and steering group would be a preferable option.
Below are the project reports:
- Fourteen Forty – 2018
- Fourteen Forty – Nov 2017
- Fourteen Forty – Downey Birch – 2016
- Fourteen Forty Engagement Analysis 2016
- Fourteen Forty Year 2 report
- Fourteen Forty Year 3 report
- 2016 Allen Mellon Report
- 2017 A&M report
- 2018 Allen Mellon Report
- A&M presentation – 2016
- A&M presentation 2017
- A&M presentation 2018
- Eftec EA 2016
- Eftec 2017
- Eftec 2018