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Sophie Spencer

Sophie Spencer

The current proposals from the West of England Combined Authority – the so-called Joint Spatial Plan - are a worrying continuation of business of usual.

How long until is it before the last farm in the Bristol Green Belt is under concrete?

Catherine Withers, farmer at Yew tree farm will speak to a Campaign to Protect Rural England (Avonside branch) event on Saturday 24th November about her fears for the future of her farm.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 16:05

CPRE Avonside AGM 2018

The CPRE Avonside AGM will be held on Saturday 24th November in Cossham Hall, Chapel Street, Thornbury, from 10:30am.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:30

CPRE Avonside Annual Report 2017/2018

This is a critical time for the countryside around Bristol and Bath. We're losing valuable countryside yet not providing local people with housing they can afford.

The CPRE Avonside AGM 2018 will be held on Saturday 24th November in Cossham Hall, Chapel Street, Thornbury, from 10:30am.

Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:16

CPRE Avonside AGM 2018

The CPRE Avonside AGM will be held on Saturday 24th November in Cossham Hall, Chapel Street, Thornbury, from 10:30am.

Bristol Airport is proposing an doubling of passenger numbers and more, in this latest consultation. An expanded Bristol Airport would be a disaster, not just for the sub region’s environment and transport infrastructure, but also for England's economy as a whole, encouraging more housing and transport infrastructure in the South of England, and negatively impacting on the balance of the UK economy.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:02

Local Food

We believe that the countryside around our cities should be used to grow high quality, fresh, local food to supply local residents and businesses. Our farms and farmers are central to how our countryside looks and how healthy and diverse it is. They maintain hedgerows, walls, pastures, meadows, woods and traditional buildings that contribute to what makes our local countryside special and contribute to its unique character.

Buying local food helps to support our unique local countryside. Buying and eating fresh local vegetables can also support your health, and it ensure your money benefits local businesses rather than benefiting large national supermarkets. We love the independent high streets and cafes that are now more of a rarity, but make life diverse, interesting and unique.

We want to see an increase the proportion of food produced in our local Green Belt supplying Bristol and Bath. We’re so fortunate to have a Green Belt, we must use and appreciate it otherwise we risk it being taken away.

Here are a few free downloads to find out more:

CPRE Local Food Guide

Local Food and the Green Belt

CPRE Avonside response BNES Local Food Strategy

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 10:27

Director's Bulletin, Spring 2018

Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of CPRE Avonside's e-bulletin.

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