BTCV reception in House of Commons

BTCV Strategic Plan
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, was speaking at the BTCV reception at the House of Commons on 1 April. BTCV were celebrating 50 years of conservation volunteering and launching their Strategic Plan (2009 – 2013) ‘Investing in Sustainable Futures‘ (PDF 2.04MB). The reception also heard ‘Life Testimonies’ from volunteers whose lives have been shaped by BTCV.

In the next four years BTCV is aiming to:

  • Improve the environment in 75,000 places;
  • Provide opportunities for 500,000 to become fitter and improve their mental health;
  • Actively support 1.5 million people in environmental action; and
  • Move 50,000 people into employment.

Copies of ‘Investing in Sustainable Futures’ are available from the BTCV website.

BTCV Chief Executive Tom Flood is a member of Defra’s Third Sector Advisory Board.

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