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Mary Traynor is our new local correspondent for South Lakeland District in Cumbria. She lives at High Tenterfell near Kendal. Her interest in the Open Spaces Society was sparked by her concern for the local town green, Kendal Fell, which is of natural history and archaeological interest, and is used as a golf course. There are occasional conflicts and Mary is keen to promote the idea of shared space, tolerance and responsibility there.
Mary is employed at Lancaster University as executive editor of the Journal of Experimental Botany. She loves walking.
Says Mary: ‘I am very pleased to be appointed as local correspondent for the society. We have some beautiful countryside in south Cumbria with wonderful access opportunities and I hope to make a constructive contribution to their protection and promotion in the coming years. I shall also be keeping a close eye on open spaces and helping our members with their endeavours.’
Adds Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the society: ‘As they come under increasing pressure from development, our paths and open spaces have never been more important, for people’s health and well-being. We are already involved in campaigns in South Lakeland and are delighted to have a representative with local knowledge who can pick up the baton for us.’