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Big Garden Birdwatch 2008- Lets do it in the Cotswolds

Saturday 26th January & Sunday 27th January 2008 - organised by RSPB

The Big Garden Birdwatch is the world's biggest bird survey. It is organised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and has been a regular event since 1979 when they asked their junior membership to count the birds in their garden - over the same weekend. In 2001 the event was officially opened up to everyone and more than 55,000 people took part. In 2007 more than 400,000 participants took part by counting the birds in their garden for an hour.

Moreton-in-Marsh is one of Britain's top 10 country towns

Weekend Telegraph Property Section - Caroline McGhie seeks out the best small market towns in Britain. Moreton-in-Marsh is in the top ten

Moreton-in-Marsh has made it into the top ten beating near neighbours like Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton and Shipston-on-Stour.

"Small market towns are becoming increasing desirable, as much for their natural beauty as their shops and schools" Britain's finest country towns sparkle like precious stones in the property market; beacons of prosperity, enterprise and asperation.

The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens celebrate 40th Anniversary

They have been working to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds since 1968 and are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year. The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens are the voluntary arm of the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Cotswolds Conservation Board. Wardens carry out valuable conservation projects in the AONB and help to promote the area by encouraging the public to enjoy it.

Clean up your act, urge waste watchers

Claire Blizzard (left) and Caroline Ballinger with the rubbish dumped
Photo: Cotswold District Council Environmental Wardens Claire Blizzard (left) and Caroline Ballinger with the rubbish dumped between Baunton and Calmsden

Litter louts are being urged to clean up th

Plans for gas pipeline within Cotswolds AONB to be put on hold

Board responds to National Grid Announcement

The organisation that exists to oversee the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Cotswolds Conservation Board has welcomed National Grid’s decision to postpone plans to build a pipeline, which would cut through parts of the 790 square mile protected landscape.

National Grid had been seeking the Secretary of State’s consent to build the 44km natural gas pipeline from Wormington in Worcestershire to Sapperton in Gloucestershire.

National Grid have said that the reason for the turn around is that revised f

A blot on the landscape - flytipping

Fly tipping

Why do these people dump their rubbish in the countryside?

Flytipping has been a problem in the countryside for a long time.

Results of rural skills contest brighten up Cotswold roadside

Hedgelaying competitionA length of hedge along a quiet lane in Gloucestershire, between Chipping Campden and Shipston-Upon-Stour was transformed over the weekend to produce a sight well worth taking a look at.

The annual North Cotswolds Hedgelaying Competition was held on Saturday 17th November

Five-year Cotswold conservation project comes to close

A 2.8 million pound project that has helped to ensure that the Cotswolds retains its natural beauty is nearing completion.

North Cotswolds Hedgelaying Competition 2007

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