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Stargazing Live 2013 - Chipping Norton Astronomers

 As a prelude to several Stargazing LIVE events planned throughout
 January ,on Sunday January 6th at the Rollright Stones , weather
 permitting , the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group will be holding
 a 'SOLAR SUNDAY' from 11am - 3pm.

Gloucester's Big Tree Plant

Two years on and the Government's £4 million Big Tree Plant has seen over 239,000 trees planted across the country with £3.4 million of the funding already allocated to 128 groups who will be planting more than 813,000 trees.

Blondie announces forest concerts for 2013 including Westonbirt

Blondie has confirmed a very special tour of the nation's woodlands next summer, performing their hits as part of the Forestry Commission's annual concert series Forest Live.

Enjoy a rural Christmas at the Old Prison

Following on from the successful open day held in August at the Old Prison, Northleach, the Friends of the Cotswolds are organising a rural themed Christmas event to take place on the afternoon of Sunday 2 December to help raise funds for the Old Prison Appeal.

Have your say and help us save our last meadows

For the first time, the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a unique partnership of conservation organisations including the Cotswolds Conservation Board - led by Plantlife - funds to plan a national natural heritage project to protect and conserve the UK's remaining fragments of meadows. Nearly 7.5 million acres have been lost so far and they are still being destroyed.

Westonbirt Arboretum in TREE-D!

Fans of Westonbirt, The National Arboretum can now enjoy a virtual visit around the historic tree collection with a new 3D and full colour 2D film.

Produced by Gloucestershire filmmakers iworkfilms, £2 from the sale of each DVD will go to the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum, the registered charity that supports the Forestry Commission at the arboretum.

An enchanting Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum

A floating candle tree that wouldn't look out of place in Hogwarts' dining hall and the chance to create your own sound and light symphony are just two new surprises for visitors to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum's Enchanted Christmas this year.

Hedgelayers sought for annual Cotswolds Competition

Hedgelayers of all levels are being called to take part in the annual North Cotswolds Hedgelaying Competition, organised by the Cotswolds Conservation Board, and taking place at Hitchen Farm, Ford, Gloucestershire on Saturday 17th November.

Launch of consultation on future management of Cotswolds landscape

Businesses, landowners, residents and visitors are invited to consider a range of proposals concerning the future management of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Gloucestershire Root Fruit & Grain Society - Final Results 2012

The Final Results for GRFGS 2012 are as follows:-

Farm Championship

1st Mr Simon Middle, S J & L E Middle, Mussel End Farm, Sandhurst, Glos.

2nd Mr David Ball, Kemble Farms, Kemble,Cirencester, Glos.

3rd Mr Rob Davies, Barrow Farm, Mussel End, Sandhurst, Glos.

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