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Sign up for our next meeting on Thursday 10th December at 6pm

Dear <<First Name>>,
Please join us next Thursday 10th December at 6pm. Register on our website and I will send you the zoom link next week. Feel free to forward this email to friends and family who may be interested.


Register for our next meeting here
And here's a link to the minutes from our last meeting in October and the presentation by James Gladding:
I have included some important notices below for you all on local activity.
Best wishes,

Tom Morris

Tomorrow Wednesday 2nd December @7pm is the
Wiltshire Climate Alliance All Member's General Meeting
Including two special guest speakers: Thomas Minter, CEO of Malaby Biogas, Warminster, and someone from Severn Wye who will talk about £324K funding to make businesses greener in Wilts. Here is the LINK to register for the meeting.
If you can't make this meeting check out their website as there are lots of interesting cross-Wiltshire groups that need your support.



Wiltshire Council plan to build 7,500 new houses (with 10,000 plus additional vehicles) and a large distributer road on unspoilt, ecologically significant parts of North Wiltshire.

This will:

- Turn Chippenham into an even bigger commuter town, with even more congestion;
- Worsen already poor air quality in and around Calne and Chippenham;
- Massively increase greenhouse gas emissions as a result of the additional traffic;
- Have an adverse impact on the health and premature deaths as a result of air pollution;
- Increase flood risk in downstream Chippenham and beyond;
- Destroy the wildlife corridor and biodiversity along the River Avon and Marden valleys;
- Destroy good quality farmland needed to stop our reliance on other countries for food supply, including the loss of county farms;
- Destroy valuable, unspoiled river landscapes and their public amenity value

Volunteers Needed to Work on New Local Orchard
Avon Needs Trees is looking for volunteers to help them plan, plant and maintain an orchard of 50 fruit and nut trees at Hazeland, near Calne.
ANT bought the 34 acres last summer and is now preparing to plant almost 10,000 woodland trees – plus a small community orchard to benefit visitors to the site.
“We know the orchard is going to need extra special care,” says Nikki Jones, Chair of Avon Needs Trees. “We’d like to hear from local people who either already have experience, or who would like to learn about how to care for an orchard.
“We’re also interested in hearing from the community about varieties they would like to see grown. Information on local, heritage trees would be particularly useful.”

Avon Needs Trees is interested in hearing from all sections of the local community. Orchard work days will be planned for weekends and weekdays, to accommodate volunteers with different commitments.
For more information, those interested should email
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