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Director’s Bulletin, January 2022

By Sophie Spencer
18th January 2022

New for 2022 – where to go stargazing

Do you fancy the idea of a bit of star gazing but not sure where to go to get away from the glare of the streetlights? We have a new free leaflet that gives ideas for star gazing locations in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Astronomer and UK Space Ambassador, Jo Richardson, has worked with local astronomers and others to put together these suggestions for local star gazing spots.

This leaflet is a great place to get started with star gazing, or get in practice for the CPRE Star Count 2022 (26th Feb – 6th March). You can download the Star Gazing Locations leaflet here.

If you’re not in our local area, check out some of the best places in the country to go stargazing

Sign up for Star Count 2022

AXA Community Grant award

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CPRE Avon and Bristol were delighted to hear that we’d been awarded an AXA Community Grant through a staff nomination. This year, AXA supported 28 great local causes, including ourselves, towards vital work to fight climate change and promote biodiversity.

This grant makes a huge difference to us and we’re very grateful to receive it. For more information, including a full list of those who received a Community Grant, please visit the AXA website

Virtual Town Meeting in South Glos

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Trapp’d, a local residents organisation who oppose poorly planned development in Thornbury, and work with our own volunteers in our CPRE South Gloucestershire group, would like to invite you to a Virtual Town Meeting tomorrow evening, Wednesday 19th January at 7:00 PM to:

· launch their short film ‘Say NO to Buckover development’, narrated by Miranda Krestovnikoff and funded entirely by public donations

· present their case for a more sustainable approach to meeting our
region’s housing need,

· offer you the chance to put questions to local political leaders

Register for Trapp’s virtual Town Meeting on zoom

Stargazing 2022
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