So far, we have held our first two informal evening roadshows and all are welcome. There are three more coming up, so if you’re near Royston, Ripon or Grantham, this is not only your chance to see us, but for us to hear from you.
Come along and find out why red grouse are having a difficult year, how we’re trying to encourage all Guns to be more responsible, the impact of lead ammunition, our thoughts on farming after Brexit and the GWCT initiative that’s now affecting an area more than four times the size of Hong Kong.
Ten topics discussed over 1hour 30 minutes, with your chance to ask questions, ask any questions you might have and meet like-minded members. It’s a relaxed evening for all to enjoy, just a few people meeting up in a pub or hotel to discuss something they care about. No dress code, no formality, a chance for everyone to have their say.
The remaining evenings are:
• Wednesday 14th November - Old Bull, Royston, Hertfordshire
• Tuesday 20th November - Old Deanery, Ripon, North Yorkshire
• Thursday 22nd November - Angel & Royal, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Feedback from the first two evenings has been very positive. All those who’ve filled in our feedback survey would recommend it to a friend and one member wrote to us saying it was the best GWCT event he’d attended in over 50 years with the Trust. It’s an opportunity not only to hear about the GWCT, but to catch up on what’s happening in the countryside and talk to our staff. Andrew Gilruth, our director of membership, marketing and communications, will be talking at each event alongside one of our advisory team. Mike Swan will be speaking in Hertfordshire, with his advisory colleagues Jennie Stafford and Austin Weldon attending Ripon and Grantham, respectively.
Bring a friend (or two) as well – everyone is welcome. We’re keen to find out what people think about the burning issues facing our countryside, what motivates them to care for it and how they feel the GWCT can help.
Tickets are just £10 each and each evening runs from 7pm until around 8.30pm. Tea and coffee are provided. Book your tickets at www.gwct.org.uk/roadshows
If there isn’t an event local to you and you would be keen to attend one in future, we will be running more in 2019.