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Campaign Against Urban Sprawl in the East.

CAUSE 2015 are a new campaign group set up to oppose the proposed mass housing development that is currently being considered for the East of Chippenham. This would make a total of 4,925 more homes for Chippenham alone, with a population increase of nearly 10,000 since 2011.

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January / February newsletter.


Jan/Feb 2015

Happy New Year to everyone.

We’re looking forward to a busy 2015, not only is there the general election in May & the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, but we are looking to change our venue.

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Pushing the boundaries.

North Wilts FoE are concerned about plans to change the Parish and Town boundaries around Chippenham, that will allow expansion of the town on a scale never seen before.

At the November meeting of North Wilts FoE it was revealed that the Council will be meeting in private to discuss these new proposals that could be decided by March 31st 2015.

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The River Avon, Chippenham.

Countryside Awareness Walk success!

The North Wilts FoE Countryside Awareness Walk on November 1st was deemed a success, with lots of new contacts made, plenty of ideas discussed, on a bright sunny day, that showed Chippenham and it's beautiful surrounding countryside at it's glorious best.

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Newsletter. September / October 2014.

I noticed that I didn't manage to get a newsletter out last summer either – perhaps we should have one for May/Jun/Jul & Aug/Sep/Oct next year as Jul/Aug are 'quiet' months. Let me know what you think. The Calne Green Day went well – Pete & Sue put in a lot of work to make sure it ran well – thanks.
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Naish Hill tree planting. March 2014.

Despite an initial heavy downpour of rain, members of North Wilts FoE were blessed with glorious sunshine for our latest tree planting project near Naish Hill, Lacock. The site had been selected to plant out our stock of Horse-Chestnut trees as the area needed to be spacious enough for these trees to thrive.
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