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2021/22 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

25th April 2021

2021/22 Meeting dates Countryside Forum, District Group and events

The Dorset CPRE is run from a home office. We are currently holding Countryside Forum & Trustees Meetings using Zoom. Our local groups are also holding committee meeting using Zoom where possible. 
Please email or phone as normal if you have queries. Thank you for your support.
Annual Branch AGM 20th November 2021, at 11am, at Cerne Abbas Village Hall. Guest speaker, Crispin Truman OBE, CEO at CPRE
Invites are posted with the autumn edition of our magazine 'The Dorset Review'
Conference: We are looking at running a planning conferene in spring 2022. 

Countryside Forum - Fridays

Five meeting dates:  22nd January, 26th March, 18th June, 17th September and 3rd December.

Planning Group Meetings 2021

We held five well attended and productive meetings on 20th January, 10th & 24th February, 10th March & 21st April to discuss the Dorset Council Local Plan. Open to members. Next meeting 19th May, starting at 10am - 12 noon latest. Please contact us for the Zoom link if you would like to join the next meeting.

Trustees Committee Meetings - Fridays
19th February, 14th May, 3rd September & 10th December.
Summer Garden Party 2022
We decided to wait until early July 2022 to hold our next Garden Party. 

Induction Day with National CPRE for new volunteers (currently online)

Three dates Tuesday 19th January, 9th March or 19th May. To book a place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Star Count 2021 runs from 6-14th February 
The Sherborne and District Society
Committee Meetings: Meetings via Zoom (until we can return to Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne) 4.00 – 6.00 pm first Tuesday every other month starting in February: 2nd February, 6th April, 1st June, 3rd August, 5th October and 7th December
AGM: Date to be confirmed. Held in Rayleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 
Sherborne Castle Country Fair
31st May 2021 (cancelled)
Farm Visit: Castle Farm, Sherborne, awaiting dates.   
Society Dinner
North Dorset Group
Committee Meetings: Meetings via Zoom
Milton Abbas Street Fair: Held every 2 years end of July. We hope to have a stand at the fair again on 31st July 2021.

AGM and Talk by Jo Witherden on “Rebuilding Trust in Dorset’s Planning Systems”

On Tuesday 1st June at 5.30pm we are holding a virtual Zoom AGM and talk by Jo Witherden, the Planning Consultant. We hope to see many of North Dorset’s volunteers and members there, but am sorry we will have to save the wine to another time!

Oak Fair, Stock Gaylard 2021
We will have a stand at the 2021 fair which has a conservation and country activities bias for those who have not been before. 11,000 visitors attened in 2019 over the two days. Stock Gaylard Estate is a small traditional country estate just over 4 miles from Sturminster Newton and 8 miles from Sherborne.
Farm visit: In 2019 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: To be confirmed

Purbeck & Poole Group
Committee Meetings:  Meetings take place in February, March, June, Septemer and November.
Open Evening and AGM: AGM/Open Meeting in late September / early October, The Wareham Corn Exchange (North Street, Wareham) at 7:00 pm.

West Dorset Group
AGM: Date to be confirmed and hope to book again the new Charminster Community Hall near Dorchester. Guest speaker Dr Richard Miles, The British Astronomical Association, a CPRE Member now based in North Dorset, and operates the Golden Hill Observatory, which is in a nice dark-sky region of the UK.
'The Dorset Review' magazine
Deadlines for articles are 28th March (Spring edition) & 7th September (Autumn edition).

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