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Friday, 01 February 2019 08:43

Star Count 2019

Written by Local Group Web Manager: Richard Lloyd

1 February 2019

Cosmic census gets the nation counting stars
CPRE is inviting everyone to take part in Star Count 2019 to help map our magical dark skies. The nationwide Star Count, which is also supported by the British Astronomical Association, goes live tomorrow, and will be running for the first three weeks of February (Saturday 2 February – Saturday 23 February)

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 11:31

New CPRE member's passion for walls

Written by Lucy Blyth

9 January 2019

I recently had the privilege of interviewing a new CPRE Gloucestershire member, Chris Leach, who is a well-known face around the Cotswolds. Chris is a true example of someone who found a rural passion and turned it into his job. Those of you who are lucky enough to combine passion with employment will know it does not come quickly or easily. It often takes hours, even years, of dedication and considerable experience but always accompanied with a love of what you do. Chris is no exception and now builds and restores Cotswold dry-stone walls all over Gloucestershire and beyond.

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 16:42

Our new President combines passion with action!

Written by Lucy Blyth

9 October 2018

CPRE Gloucestershire is delighted to welcome Charles Martell as our new President. As Campaign and Marketing Manager at the Branch, I was given the opportunity to catch up with Charles last month to ask him about his passions and his motivations.

In my interview with Charles, my first question, “What motivates you?” received a simple and succinct two-word answer, “Gloucester Cattle!” Charles explained, “These cattle (there were only 68 left in the world in 1972) formed the landscape around us. They were used to farm the land and work it with traditional yokes for hundreds of years”. 

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