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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).

Wyatts Tree and Shrub Auction in support of Shipston Home Nursing

Saturday November 17th. Auction starts at 10.30am with Auctioneer Mr Roddy Llewellyn.                

Hill Barn Farm, Great Rollright, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5SH

A list of the lots for auction will be available at Wyatts or on line at

Archiving Flood Memories with the Community

10am-3pm, Monday October 29, Gloucester Archives, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3DW

Turning personal memories into digital stories is at the heart of the first of a series of events in Gloucestershire for those affected by flooding.

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.

Local MP backs campaign to save the Halfway House

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP for The Cotswolds, has joined the campaign to save the Halfway House pub in Box from closure. The pub was closed in July by owners the Novalis Trust, and the local residents have been campaigning to have the pub reopened ever since.

Secretary of State appointments to Cotswolds Conservation Board

Two new Board members are being sought for appointment to the Cotswolds Conservation Board as part of a national recruitment campaign across nine protected landscapes by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

CNAAG are holding a Stargazing Night on Saturday 20th October

Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group (CNAAG) are holding a 'Stargazing Night' at Long Compton Sports & Social Club sports ground on Saturday 20th October starting at 6.30pm until 9.00pm. 
The public will get a chance to look at the moon, jupiter, the milky way, summer triangle, and the andromeda galaxy to name just a few.
(weather permitting).

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