Northern Ireland Environment & Heritage Service

Matthew Chatfield
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I’ve just updated this page. It was so old it had got fur on it – even saying ‘we expect things to change in 1998’. This is the web equivalent of finding a tin of pilchards in the back of the cupboard marked 2/6. However, I’ve updated it as best I can. I’ve tried before but the problem, as you might see from the ranger’s feeble protestations on the page, is that it’s far from clear exactly what this body actually does, and from what I hear it’s not much clearer if you work there. They seem to be a combination of the functions of English Nature, the Environment Agency, the Countryside Agency, and quite a few other English institutions. What’s better still, the websites always seem to be a bit behind the latest reorganisation. So if you live in NI and know the answers, we’re just waiting to be told. Go on. Please!

Matthew Chatfield

Uncooperative crusty. Unofficial Isle of Wight cultural ambassador. Conservation, countryside and the environment, with extra stuff about spiders.

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