Scotland’s environmental regulator is looking for members of the public to act as its eyes and ears in the community and help advise its decision making process.

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) is looking for people with a genuine interest in Scotland’s environment to sit on its regional boards in the east and south west of Scotland, helping provide the information it needs to carry out its duties.

Potential board members need sound knowledge and experience of environmental issues, and to be actively involved in a relevant sector such as local government, business, community environmental groups or education.

Sir Ken Collins, Chairman of SEPA, says “SEPA needs people with diverse backgrounds and experience to sit on boards. Any individual with knowledge and experience of environmental issues has the potential to make a valuable contribution to SEPA’s work and make a real difference to the environment of Scotland.”

Members will be expected to attend quarterly board meetings and be involved in the activities of working groups and standing committees, as well as keeping SEPA informed of any issues that might be relevant to its work in the region.

The closing date for application is the end of March and details are available by calling 01786 452555.

Sam Bond

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