CPRE Oxfordshire Annual General Meeting

David Marsh

To be held at 2pm on Saturday 25 June 2022 at Enstone Parish Hall, The Paddocks, Enstone, OX7 4AZ. AGM papers can be found here. All members welcome. After the business of the meeting is concluded, we are delighted to welcome Roselle Chapman, Community Ecologist with Wild Oxfordshire who will talk to us about the…

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Live in Bicester? Love wildlife?

Ancient woodland

You might want to get involved in a new Community Interest Company (CIC) to protect and manage Gavray Meadows. It’s been a long fight to save the site from development: a new developer, L&Q Estates, are taking an innovative approach and helping to set up the CIC. If successful the land will belong to the…

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Volunteer Opportunities – Bicester and Surrounding Villages

Bicester map

Image credit OpenStreetMap CPRE Oxfordshire is passionate about making the countryside a better place for everyone to enjoy. Our team of volunteers inspire people to care for and enjoy the benefits of the countryside wherever they live. Volunteering with us is a fantastic opportunity to be involved with a dynamic organisation championing environmental issues such…

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Star Count 2022 Results: Severe Light Pollution Continues to Fall

A significant reduction in severe light pollution levels, first recorded during lockdown last year, has continued, according to the results of a nationwide star count. Despite lockdown being well and truly behind us there does not appear to have been a corresponding increase in light levels from outdoor and street lighting.  The ‘lockdown legacy’ of…

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South Oxfordshire & Vale of White Horse Joint Local Plan 2041

Opening consultation on the South Oxfordshire & Vale of White Horse Joint Local Plan 2041 has launched and runs until 23 June 2022. Take the time to have your say – getting these Local Plan policies right is critical for good place making, including protecting and enhancing our countryside. For more information and to respond…

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Latest Raw Sewage Figures: What’s in our Waterways?

The Environment Agency (Defra) released the 2021 sewage discharge figures for England in March. The data is provided by Water and Sewage Companies (WaSCs) annually and provides information for monitored storm overflows, the 1,800 without monitors are planned to be fitted by end of 2023.Download the data from the Defra website here. According to Surfers…

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