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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 17:21

Free star gazing event

CPRE is holding a free star gazing event on Thursday 27th February in Hutton and is inviting anyone who might be interested in learning more about the night sky and light pollution to come along.


North Somerset Planning Committee last night turned down Bristol Airport’s expansion planning application by a majority of 18 - 7, after nearly 5 hours of debate.

The harmful effects of light pollution on night animals, local wildlife, and even our own health is the subject of an event being staged by CPRE, The Countryside Charity (Avonside branch) with TV wildlife expert Chris Sperring, and astronomer Bob Mizon MBE in Bath on Thursday 14 November.

A new study carried out for CPRE by the independent New Economics Foundation casts major doubt on the potential economic benefits claimed for the proposed expansion of Bristol Airport.

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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The Trust is pleased to announce this event on Wednesday 18 April at 7pm at St. Michael’s Without, Broad Street, Bath.

The Avonside branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England welcomed Bath and North East Somerset Council’s intention to drop a scheme to add a further park-and-ride to the East of Bath.

An increase in housing sites will make defending our local countryside from ever more housing and roads all the more difficult, whilst failing to ensure that new housing gets built out quickly.

Brexit vote offers chance for farming to become more diverse and environmentally resilient, say countryside campaigners

CPRE Avonside will launch a brand new Community Litter Warden Scheme tomorrow (17th August, 10.30) at Bristol Zoo to help tackle the problem of litter in Bristol

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