Lesley Nel

Lesley has an academic background of environmental science, specialising in conservation and planning issues. Her career took her into nature conservation with the Wildlife Trusts, into derelict land reclamation, conservation, community planning and social and economic regeneration, with a big focus on funding procurement, project management and partnership development. Over the last 20 years  Lesley has lived and worked in rural Cheshire, Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.  She has been a team leader for community empowerment in the social housing sector for the last 5 years, embracing Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) as an approach to empowerment and community led housing in inner city Bristol.


It has such a diverse and rich landscape with such interesting towns and villages. I love walking the coastline, hills and moors, and won’t miss an opportunity to have a swim in the sea, or have a cream tea!