Getting Personal with Gareth Jones

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Gareth Jones - a full playlist and a big bar of chocolate!

Who are you? Gareth Jones, Lead Ranger, National Trust Clumber Park.

Family status. Married with a daughter.

What's your guilty pleasure? The odd bar of chocolate.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Seeing the significance in the part me and the team play in the continual improvement in the wildlife and landscape within Clumber Park.

What are your pet peeves? Missing deadlines and being late.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Turn the clock back a few years to pre-pandemic, and somewhere hot and sunny on a beach.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To enjoy my life.

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? I couldn't just bring three albums; I would look at bringing an entire playlist.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy another ticket, as obviously I'm on a winning streak.

What's the best piece of advice you've been given? Think smarter not harder.

What are you reading at the moment? - hard copy or online? Reading a Woodland Trust booklet around tree veteranisation. (A process carried out to increase the amount of dead wood like habitats for wildlife. Ed)

What's your favourite smell? The smell of a bluebell wood just after it's rained; that fresh spring smell.

What do you do in your spare time? Spare time, what's that?!

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? No such thing as a daft question it's how you reply to it is the most important thing.

What's your favourite piece of kit? The multipurpose use of the telehandler from forestry to groundcare; it proves useful to the operation.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? A law to simplify legislation and make life simpler.

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