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Report highlights Park Authority’s social inclusion and well-being success

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority successfully engaged with more than 6,000 hard-to-reach people and involved another 2,155 through its health-related activities during 2014-15, according to its latest Annual Improvement Report.

The report, which was published by the Wales Audit Office in October, also noted that 94 per cent of sites the Authority manages were in ‘good’ or ‘improving’ ecological condition, with none of the sites reviewed considered to be failing.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s involved 2,155 people its health-related activities during 2014-15, according to its latest Annual Improvement Report.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s involved 2,155 people its health-related activities during 2014-15, according to its latest Annual Improvement Report.

National Park Authority Chairman Cllr Mike James, said: “This extremely positive report highlights that the Authority is successfully reaching the majority of its targets in key areas of work including social inclusion, accessibility, health and well-being.

“Although no formal recommendations were made by the Auditor, the Authority will continue to work to meet its objectives and satisfy the proposals for improvement as outlined in the report.”

The document also highlighted that the number of people using footpaths in 2014-15 was 30 per cent higher than the previous year, according to walking counters on the network of rights of way maintained by the Park Authority, including the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.

The percentage of the footpath network that was open and accessible was 85 per cent, a figure 30 per cent higher than the Wales estimated average and 12 per cent higher than the English National Park Authority average.

Published 02 December 2016


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