We’re writing to let you know that Richard King, the manager of the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) left his role on 15th August.
We’re sure you’ll join us in wishing Richard well in the future. He has been involved at every stage of the DVLP since 2011, from pulling the initial application together, through the development of the 5 year action plan, to establishing the team and the successful delivery of the programme to date. The quality of the achievements of the DVLP were recently recognised in winning the Community Involvement category in the national Local Government Awards.
The DVLP team will complete the rest of the programme over the next year, pulling together the remaining projects, building on the strong foundations to date, they would all like to thank Richard for all his work and dedication to this programme.
Richard has shared: “I’m proud of establishing the DVLP and the success of the scheme to date. I’m sorry to not see the scheme through to the end but the best of luck to the team. I’ve enjoyed my experiences with the DVLP and it’s been a privilege to work with so many great partner organisations and individuals across the Dearne Valley. The area will always retain a special place in my heart and I will be keeping a close eye on activities over the next year. I’ve learnt so much in my time leading the DVLP, broadening my experiences and gaining opportunities I’d never have got elsewhere. When I was putting the initial plan together I never dreamed we would be shining a laser eight miles down the Dearne Valley, creating a giant geometric image of a kestrel in a field or gaining the profile we achieved in marking the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Disaster. It’s been a pleasure to work with so many people on such a wide variety of projects. I know the legacy of the DVLP will live on for many years.”
We wish Richard well and would like to thank him for his massive contributions to both the DVLP and the Dearne Valley. He will be missed by everyone both within the Council and in partner organisations.