It’s been a busy year for the feral goats and feral soay sheep that live at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. The annual count, carried out by rangers, volunteers and students, tallied over 100 sheep and 60 goats, marking a small rise in the populations of both animals.
1918 marks the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time. We are commemorating this anniversary by telling stories from our places, many of which have been overlooked before now.
The Trust grants many leases of houses to tenants up and down the country. We have around 300 leaseholders who may be affected by modern ground rent, and are in discussions with those who have approached us in order to agree a solution.
Dame Helen has announced she will be leaving us in March next year. She has been our Director-General since 2012 and takes up a new position as the Master of Balliol College at Oxford University in April 2018.