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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.

Young photographers in ‘Peace' mission.....

Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury this week announced the local winner and runners up for the RIBI Young Photographer Competition for senior students aged 14 to 17 years. 

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.

Do you want to help your community and support young people involved in crime?

Currently the Youth Support Team (formerly Connections, the Youth Service and the Youth Offending Service) are recruiting community volunteers to support young people who have been arrested and are on court orders.

We are very keen to recruit more volunteers around the Cotswolds as often young people in rural areas are the most isolated. 

Cotswolds MP delivers Christmas encouragement to Royal Mail posties at Cirencester Delivery Office

Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP has visited Royal Mail's Cirencester delivery office to pass on best Christmas wishes and encouragement to the postmen and women at their busiest time of year.

A haircut for one of Britain's oldest trees at Westonbirt

One of Britain's oldest trees, a small-leaved lime at the Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt, will be cut back this week as part of a tree management cycle dating back centuries.

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.

The World comes to Chipping Sodbury...

Early in December St. John's Church will welcome cribs from around the World to its annual Crib Festival.

Local schools and clubs are busily working on cribs to exhibit at the popular event and they will be joined by donations of cribs from as far afield as Indonesia, Mexico, Africa, Vietnam and from around Europe.

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.

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