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2019 Events and Meetings

Tour of George and Dougal Hosford's farm in Durweston on the 11th June 2019 Tour of George and Dougal Hosford's farm in Durweston on the 11th June 2019 Rupert Hardy

19th November 2019

Various locations

The latest 2019 meeting dates for our District Groups, AGMs and Events. 

Conference : ‘The way forward – Better Design and Better Planning for Dorset’s Housing’.
Roger White, a member and an eminent Georgian Architectural historian is planning this event for the 13th March 2020 in Cerne Abbas Village Hall.
Annual Branch AGM
16th November 2019, Cerne Abbas Village Hall, 11am. Guest Speaker Baroness Cathy Bakewell, gave a talk on the work of the National Community Land Trust Network.

Countryside Forum - Fridays

The meeting dates are 25th January, 15th March, 21st June, 20th September and 6th December. 

Trustees Committee Meetings - Fridays
1st March, 17th May, 2nd September & 13th December.
Summer Garden Party
Saturday, 20th July 2019. Details were posted in May with the spring edition of our magazine 'The Dorset Review'. 

Induction Day at CPRE National Office for new volunteers

Three times a year. 2019 dates are Tuesday 12th February, Tuesday 21st May and Tuesday 8th October.
The Sherborne and District Society
AGM: Friday 22nd March 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm in the Rayleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. Our guest speakers Sandra and Richard Brown gave a talk on National Park for Dorset. Guests are welcome.
Sherborne Castle Country Fair
25th May 2019
Committee Meetings: Meetings all in the Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne 4.00 – 6.00 pm first Tuesday every other month starting in February: 5th February, 2nd April, 4th June, 6th August, 1st October and 3rd December
Farm Visit 2019
Sherborne Castle home farm: Friday 31st May from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. 
Society Dinner 
1st November, at Sherborne Golf Club, 7 for 7.30pm. Guest Speaker, Margaret Clark CBE - A CPRE Trustee and Chair of both the Plunkett Foundation and The Rural Coalition. A copy of Margaret's talk is
now available to download. See document at end of this page.
North Dorset Group
Committee Meetings: 14th January, 3rd June at 6.30pm at Rupert Hardy's home.
Milton Abbas Street Fair: Please come and visit our stand on 27th July from 11 am.
AGM: 1st April 5.30pm at Clayesmore School. George Hosford, the Dorset farmer well known for his environmental credentials, gave a talk on “Farming and its Future in Dorset”.  
Farm visit: Eighteen members of North Dorset CPRE went on a tour of George and Dougal Hosford's farm in Durweston on the 11th June. This followed on from George's successful talk at the North Dorset CPRE AGM. 
Summer Party: Chettle House at 6pm on 5th September through the generosity of Tom and Rosamond Sweet-Escott. They have spent the last three years restoring Chettle and its gardens to its former glory so it will be wonderful to have the chance to visit. £9 per member and £7 per guest.
Purbeck & Poole Group
Committee Meetings: 18th March, 10th June, 9th September & 25th November, venue CJ’s adjacent to Lychett Matravers Church, BH16 6JE.
Open Evening and AGM: 30th September, at The Wareham Corn Exchange (North Street, Wareham) at 7:00 pm. Guest speaker Jo Witherden, an experienced and respected Dorset planner will give a talk entitled 'Rebuilding trust in Dorset’s planning systems'. Also brief update on Dorset National Park, and Local Plans. Complimentary Wine and Cheese. Free event. 

West Dorset Group
AGM: Saturday, 16th March, 10 am to 12 noon at Charlton Down Village Hall. Guest speaker Tom Munro, Dorset AONB Manager.

CPRE Green Clean 2019

CPRE's Green Clean returned again in September 2019, thank you to all volunteers who supported the litter picks.

The Great British Spring Clean 

Dorset CPRE supported the Litter Free Dorset event on 30th March, Borough Gardens, Dorchester. Visit the Litter Free Dorset website for events organised by community groups throughout Dorset.

'The Dorset Review' magazine
Deadlines for articles are 18th March (Spring edition) & 7th Sept (Autumn edition).

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