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News Archive

Here you can view past news items.

November 30 is the deadline for entries in the first round of our photo competition. There is a treat for two at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery for the winning shot . Read more
Nov 9, 2016

A strategy for the sustainable management of Oxfordshire’s woodlands and trees.

Nov 9, 2016
Save 25% on these  excellent books of walks across the North Wessex Downs AONB.
Oct 12, 2016
Join us on Monday 17 October from 7:30  for a talk on The Story of the North Wessex Downs AONB
Oct 12, 2016
The Annual North Wessex  Downs Forum North Wessex Downs is on 19 October in Kingsclere.  This year the theme is “Dark Skies” and we have a  galaxy of  experts to enlighten us on the subject.
Sep 28, 2016

Our new Photographic Competition is open for entries from 1 Sept.2016.

Aug 22, 2016
The Kennet and Avon Canal - the full walk plus 20 shorter walks.
Jul 25, 2016

A new exhibition of Anna Dillon's fabulous paintings of the North Wessex Downs has just opened at Salisbury Museum.

Jul 20, 2016

 Choose from two butterfly walks taking place on 24 July in the North Wessex Downs.

Jul 18, 2016

 Largest ever exihibition of paintings to celebrate the North Wessex Downs opens on  16 July.

Jul 8, 2016

The  Examination into the West Berkshire Development Plan Document continues this week.

Jul 8, 2016
Update on the role of the Council of partners
Jun 20, 2016
New mapping of Dark Skies by CPRE is available on a new website
Jun 17, 2016
A small grants scheme is launched for projects that improve the voluntary recording of species in Berkshire and Oxfordshire
Jun 17, 2016
Trust for Oxfordshire TOE2would like to hear from projects that would benefit from grants to help the local bumblebee popopulation.
Jun 17, 2016
Planning Inspector asks for  proposed housing sites to be deleted from local Plan to avoid harm to the AONB.
Jun 9, 2016
New website launched  to raise awareness of the historic elements of this special landscape.
May 23, 2016
Action for the River Kennet have confirmed that the dead otter found near the river in Marlborough was killed by rat poison.
Apr 1, 2016

The North Wessex Downs AONB continues to judge the plan unsound.

Mar 30, 2016
The 2016 touring exhibition of the Icons of the North Wessex Downs will be launched at the Queens Arms in East Garston Lambourn on Thursday 10 March from noon.
Mar 9, 2016
Discover more about the history of your countryside at our Heritage Forum.....
Mar 3, 2016

2016 Flora Locale new training programme is now available and bookings are currently being taken

Mar 1, 2016
A survey by Natural England finds that more than one in nine children in England have not set foot in a natural environment in the past year.
Feb 12, 2016
Tenders invited for web-based resources
Jan 22, 2016
Would you like to volunteer to help survey habitats or species in Oxfordshire and Berkshire but lack the skills?
Jan 11, 2016
Sign the petition to protect our countryside.
Jan 7, 2016
Pie and Pint sessions being held for foresters and woodland owners
Jan 7, 2016
A New Guide issued by Wiltshire Council
Dec 23, 2015
Meeting in Pewsey on how to keep communities safe in an emergency
Dec 18, 2015
The film of the North Wessex Downs is now being shown at the Marlborough Town Council Offices.
Dec 11, 2015
TOE2 - Oxfordshire's environmental funder invites applications for biodiversity projects
Dec 9, 2015
The North Wessex Downs LEADER programme starts today.
Dec 1, 2015
Good news for protected landscapes
Nov 30, 2015
30 Walks in the North Wessex Downs AONB
Nov 4, 2015

is now available to download.

Oct 7, 2015

a week long programme of events to help people enjoy the UK's AONBs.

Sep 21, 2015

Bringing  Tourism to your Door

Sep 14, 2015

The North Wessex  Downs Annual Forum is on14 October 2015 at the Bouverie Hall in Pewsey. This is always a lively and interesting event and is open to all. This year the theme is Heritage. Go to events page for full details.

Sep 14, 2015

Revealing Boxford’s Ancient Heritage wins Heritage Lottery Fund support. Find out how to get involved.

Aug 14, 2015

Lots of helpful advice for dog owners

Aug 10, 2015

Shape the future of one of England’s finest landscapes

Jul 27, 2015
After some delay the power cables are being removed from Hungerford Common.
Jun 17, 2015
A new publication "So much more than a view"  is launched today.
Jun 17, 2015
Find out more about The North Wessex Downs
May 27, 2015
On Monday 11 May the new  Stonehenge and Avebury World  Heritage Site management plan was launched.
May 20, 2015
Chilton under Siege - CPRE Press Release issued today
May 18, 2015
Fantastic resource for smartphone users to discover Wiltshire's White Horses
May 15, 2015
The New North Wessex Downs LEADER Rural Development Funding is on its Way
Mar 25, 2015
New Chairman for North Wessex Downs AONB plus 5 new members for the Council of Partners.
Mar 23, 2015
Grants available to help woodlands.
Mar 23, 2015
Inspector reaches decision following public inquiry
Mar 23, 2015
Stakeholder Drop in Session at Pewsey Heritage Centre
Mar 4, 2015
Volunteers are needed to help with annual "stock take".
Mar 4, 2015
SSE starts work on 3 March to bury the power lines on Hungerford Common.
Feb 20, 2015
Local community invited to join study on reducing the visual impact of the pylons across the  Pewsey Vale
Feb 20, 2015
Explore the white horses with a new website and phone apps at
Feb 18, 2015
The Organic Research Centre will be hosting a machinery trial at their farm in Suffolk next week - Weds 25th February
Feb 18, 2015
We have developed a new online tool called Landscape Ambassador Training and would like to invite you to take part.
Jan 21, 2015
Avebury has been nominated in the competition to find "heritage site of the year"  in the BBC Countryfile  Awards
Jan 9, 2015
A new series of one -day seminars on organic food production and supply chains, will be run by the Organic Research Centre over the next two months.
Jan 9, 2015
Building 1400 homes  at Harwell will cause long lasting harm to the North Wessex Downs AONB
Dec 19, 2014
Management Plan  for both parts of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site - comments are welcome.
Dec 10, 2014
Brightwell cum Sotwell Community Orchard will be planted later this month with help from a North Wessex Downs AONB SDF  grant.
Nov 19, 2014
A section of overhead line in the North Wessex Downs AONB near Pewsey has been identified as having a significant landscape and visual impact in a study commissioned by National Grid.
Nov 12, 2014
Our  Annual forum was held on 15 October with the theme of "Water"
Oct 22, 2014
Government advice is to focus on brownfield sites
Oct 13, 2014
Latest news on Wroughton Airfield Solar farm proposals & Government consultation on the future funding of large solar farms.
Oct 13, 2014
Join the Marlborough Downs NIA workshops - Pond Restoration (21 Oct) & Hedge Management (11 Nov).
Oct 10, 2014
This year's annual forum is on 15 October and will be held in Lambourn . The theme is Water.
Sep 26, 2014
9 September - Start of Public Inquiry
Sep 10, 2014
See the lead cyclists as they speed through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Sep 5, 2014

Consultation on the future of Stonebridge Meadow Marlborough

Jul 2, 2014

The July edition of  Berkshire Life is out this week and includes a four page feature on the North Wessex Downs and Walbury hill.

Jun 23, 2014

Planning permission refused for 28MW wind farm at Bullington Cross in Hampshire.

Jun 18, 2014

Radio Berkshire visits the Lambourn Valley

Jun 17, 2014
Charlbury solar farm plans refused by Oxfordshire council
May 7, 2014
The planning application for 150,000 solar panels at Wroughton will now be the subject of a public inquiry.
Apr 9, 2014
The North Wessex Downs Sustainable Development Fund is now open for applications.
Apr 9, 2014
The North Wessex Downs LEADER programme is currently developing its strategy for 2015-2020. Have your say  on what the priroties for the next phase should be.
Apr 9, 2014
Managing Hedges for Woodfuel.
Mar 13, 2014
GWCT are 'Winging It' in February
Jan 20, 2014
North Wessex Downs fund Walking Wiltshire's White Horses to include the ancient Uffington White Horse.
Jan 16, 2014
ARK (Action for the River Kennet) are looking for volunteers to help.
Jan 8, 2014
Our regular news update
Dec 10, 2013
Enter our Christmas Advent Calendar Competition.
Dec 10, 2013
The Royal Agricultural University obtains funding from the Sustainable Development Fund for its ‘Students for Conservation’ project.
Dec 10, 2013
'The North Wessex Downs' - the most comprehensive account of the history, culture, landscape and peoples of our area.
Oct 4, 2013
Visit us on Stand 225, Avenue D at the Royal Berkshire Show
Sep 20, 2013
North Wessex Downs leads the way with tourism initiative
Sep 18, 2013
Sowing seeds of progress
Sep 18, 2013
A busy year in perspective
Sep 18, 2013
Our regular news update.
Aug 16, 2013
Not too much change please...
Aug 15, 2013
Anger at Management of River Kennet recreation site
Aug 15, 2013
Unprecedented solar farm project ‘strikes at the heart of a stunning landscape’
Aug 8, 2013
North Wessex Downs has its own beer..
Jul 26, 2013
Government told that AONBs are key to local investment.
Jul 25, 2013
Global recognition that AONBs lead agencies in protecting the UK’s landscapes.
Jul 25, 2013
Special Edition - we are looking for new projects to fund.
Jul 15, 2013
Over £3 million injected into the local economy
Jun 13, 2013
Help to promote Hungerford
Jun 6, 2013
Our regular news update
Jun 1, 2013
LEADER grant for Tourism Businesses who ‘Love Your Landscape’
May 20, 2013
New Ridgeway Ultra-Marathon
May 19, 2013
B&Q Good Woods Project in the North Wessex Downs
May 15, 2013
Fill out a short online survey
May 9, 2013
Manor Farm near Avebury featured by Farmers Weekly
Apr 19, 2013
Ancient woodland management project report released
Mar 27, 2013
Follow in the footsteps of over 5,000 years of human history
Mar 19, 2013
Come to our tourism workshop
Mar 18, 2013
Your local £1 is worth £2.15!
Mar 16, 2013
summit in Hungerford to launch a Best Buy Local campaign
Mar 8, 2013
Our regular news update
Feb 19, 2013