Great Orme farm and Trust cuts

DESPITE the National Trust having to tighten its belt its farm on the Great Orme is unlikely to be affected.

The farm is let to a tenant, Mr Dan Jones, who is not an employee of the Trust.

He was granted the tenancy of the National Trust’s 145-acre Parc Farm on the Great Orme in 2016.

The National Trust is currently facing losses of £200 million as a result of coronavirus and is introducing spending plans that include a possible 1,200 redundancies to reduce its annual spend and size of its workforce.

A spokesperson said: “We have had to review every aspect of the charity and as a result we propose to make savings in almost every area of activity. All proposals are subject to a 45-day consultation process so it would be inappropriate to comment on specific areas at this stage.

“We are working with members of staff who are affected, and they now have an opportunity to share their thoughts as part of the consultation process. We are also working with our volunteers to keep them informed of our proposals, and while they are not part of the formal consultation, they have an opportunity to share their views.”

The Trust’s director general, Hilary McGrady said: “It’s with huge regret I am telling about the need to cut jobs. The Trust’s strength is its people. Our charity has survived so long, through two world wars and economic downturns, thanks to staff, volunteers and supporters. We would not be making these savings had we not exhausted every possibility. We need to ensure we are sustainable. Like most organisations, we’ve been hit hard by the effects of the coronavirus. We closed all our houses, gardens, car parks, shops, cafes, holidays and stopped events, losing tens of millions of pounds.

The National Trust was approached for further details.

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