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We have appointed Nicholas Whitsun-Jones as our local correspondent for the former West Dorset District.

We’re delighted to have appointed Nicholas as our newest local correspondent. Photo: Nicholas Whitsun-Jones

Nicholas was in the legal profession for 45 years, specialising in planning and environmental law, including rights of way.  Since retirement he has done voluntary work for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) in Somerset and Devon, and now the Open Spaces Society.  He lives in the country and very much enjoys rural life and country pursuits, including walking and watching wildlife.

Says Nicholas: ‘I am pleased to be appointed as a local correspondent for the Open Spaces Society.  West Dorset is varied and beautiful, encompassing coastline, farmland, and market towns and villages.  But I know that its paths and spaces are under threat, because of lack of local authority funding which leads to neglect and deterioration of paths, and also from development.  My job is to defend these precious assets as best I can.’

Featured image: Sarah Doffman

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