25 September 2019

Popular roadshows back for third time

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Director of communications Andrew Gilruth talking at Game Fair. Picture by Jon Farmer

GWCT’s roadshows are returning for the third time this Autumn, following a successful response from rural enthusiasts.

Staff will be travelling across the country to hold talks on issues concerning from bag sizes and badgers to lead ammunition and General Licences.

Guests will have the chance to listen to GWCT’s latest research findings, thoughts for the year ahead and the opportunity to raise important questions and have them answered by our team of experts.

The first roadshow takes place on Wednesday October 23rd at the Saracens Head Hotel in Great Dunmow, Essex.

Here is a list of the roadshows in full where you can book your place for just £10:

Wednesday 16 October - Cumbria - The Stoneybeck Inn, Bowscar, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8RP »

Wednesday 23 October – Essex – The Saracens Head Hotel, High Street, Great Dunmow CM6 1AG »

Thursday 24 October – Oxfordshire – The Three Pigeons Inn, 3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED »

Thursday 7 November – Hampshire – Barton’s Mill, Bartons Lane, Basingstoke RG24 8AE »

Tuesday 12 November – West Sussex –  The Birch Hotel, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 7SF »

Monday 18 November – Dorset - The Crown Hotel, West Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7AJ »

Tuesday 19 November – Staffordshire – The Royal Oak, 25 High Street, Eccleshall, Staffordshire ST21 6BW »

Touring the country over the next two months are advisory experts, who work closely with farmers, gamekeepers and land managers to improve their biodiversity and ensure that they are delivering the best for the environment, and GWCT’s director of communications Andrew Gilruth.

“Roadshows provide our members, and those yet to join, a perfect opportunity to understand more about what’s going in the British countryside,” said Andrew.

“We wouldn’t be able to achieve the good work we do for the environment – either as an organisation or the nation as a whole – without the support of ordinary, hardworking people.

“We want as many people as possible to learn about the work we’re doing and the issues we all face in the countryside. This is your chance to share your thoughts in person and we look forward to welcoming you on the night.”

Tickets cost £10 and spaces, which can be booked via the links above, are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

ISDN radio broadcast line – at our Fordingbridge HQ we have an ISDN radio broadcast line, allowing us to conduct interviews remotely.

For information, contact:
Kate Williams
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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