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CPRE Oxfordshire Branch AGM - Sat 1 July 2017

Monday, 03 April 2017 10:09

2pm, Saturday 1 July 2017

Letcombe Regis Village Hall, Letcombe Regis, Wantage OX12 9LJ

Keynote Speaker: Martin Harris, Trustee, Wild Oxfordshire, on 'The Oxfordshire State of Nature Report 2017'


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We are delighted that after the AGM - and a break for tea & cake! - guests can enjoy a very special guided tour of a very special place!  See further details below.

From Local Plans to Expressways, there's been lots going on by way of development in the County over the last year and plenty still to come.  Please join us for a round-up of CPRE Oxfordshire's work, seeking to influence if, where and how this development takes place, with a view to protecting our rural character for generations to come.

Our keynote speaker this year will be Martin Harris from local conservation charity Wild Oxfordshire.  Its groundbreaking report on Oxfordshire's wildlife has pulled together information and research from over 60 local organisations (including CPRE!) to give the first ever comprehensive record of the state of Oxfordshire's nature.  There are some great success stories including the water vole, bittern and otter. But the overall picture is one of serious decline due to development, climate change and other pressures. Wild Oxfordshire says our nature is now at a tipping point, with several iconic species including the turtle dove facing extinction.  Find out what you, and others, can do to make a difference. 

Refreshments will be provided courtesy of CPRE Vale of White Horse District.  

Afterwards, Mark Bradfield, BBOWT's Community Wildlife Manager for Oxfordshire, will take those interested on a tour of the nearby Letcombe Brook nature reserve.   
Letcombe Valley is a lovely mix of chalk stream, woodland and chalk grassland situated in a narrow valley carved by the beautiful Letcombe Brook. BBOWT have been working hard alongside local volunteers to improve the reserve for wildlife and people. Recent work has included building flow deflectors in the brook to speed up the flow and mobilise silt to reveal the original gravel bed. Scrub reduction across the reserve has helped to manage both chalk grassland slopes and allow more light into the brook.

[NB The tour will be a circular walk of less than a mile but it does have one flight of quite steep steps half way around. This has a handrail and good views from the top. However, a shorter route on relatively flat ground is available as an alternative.  As any good CPRE member knows, it is advisable to dress appropriately for the weather and for being in the countryside!]


Members and non-members welcome!



 1.  Agenda

2. (Draft) Minutes from 2016 AGM

3.  Accounts

4. Articles of Association - Following changes in the Companies Acts in 2006 (and more recently, Charity regulations), we are seeking to update our Branch Articles of Association, in line with the model document provided by CPRE National Office. The proposed document is available for download below.


Any further nominations for election to the Branch Executive Committee should be made to the Branch Secretary, Michael Tite, in advance of the meeting: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If possible, please travel by public transport. We know that sadly the buses to Letcombe Regis are infrequent but Wantage is well served from Oxford, Abingdon and Didcot. See:

From Wantage, it is a pleasant 25 minute traffic free walk on a surfaced path to the village.  Please see the map below.



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