Local MP Stephen Phillips attended the plenary sessions at the 10th Anniversary conference at Hill Holt Wood last Friday at which leading conservationists, social entrepreneurs, community stakeholders, policy makers, academics and representatives from businesses from all over the UK discussed social enterprise and conservation issues. Speaking at the event, Stephen gave a political perspective highlighting cross-party support for the place of social enterprise in delivering rural solutions to long-standing social problems, as well as the value for money such programmes deliver for hard-pressed taxpayers. In his speech, Stephen also stressed the value which local policymakers attribute to the work that Hill Holt Wood does in the community, and the need to ensure long term solutions for management of the countryside unaffected by changes of Government. "Hill Holt Wood has been an inspiration to many of us as to what can be achieved," Stephen said at the celebratory tree planting which followed the event. "It's a joy to celebrate everything that Nigel and Karen have done in the last decade and to show everyone what a difference social enterprise can make in so many areas."
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