2023 is the year in which the trustees review the five-year management plan, with the opportunity to change the direction of management in light of our experience since 2018, coupled with financial implications (our government grants have been in steady decline since Brexit, and it is unclear whether we will eventually be able to claim something approaching our pre-Brexit income), and the increasing prevalence of droughts. To help us come to sensible decisions, we are enlisting the help of three specialists: a botanist, an entomologist and an ornithologist. They may well not agree with one another – management that is beneficial to one suite of plants may not suit key bird species or invertebrates, for example – but then nobody said this was going to be an easy task!