September 30th, 2016

Celebration of green belt to be held with Alvechurch walk this weekend

Celebration of green belt to be held with Alvechurch walk this weekend Celebration of green belt to be held with Alvechurch walk this weekend
Updated: 11:07 pm, May 19, 2016

A SPRING walk will take place in Alvechurch tomorrow to celebrate the area’s green belt and highlight its importance.

The stroll, organised by the North Worcestershire branch of the CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England), will begin at The Ark, St Laurence’s Church, at 1.30pm.

It will allow participants to take in views of sites considered to be at risk of development after a future green belt review, but will also include a walk along the canalside.

Refreshments will be served at the Ark at 3pm and there will be talks by Coun Adrian Smith, chair of Alvechurch neighbourhood plan steering group, and Dr Peter King, chair of CPRE Worcestershire, on the theme Protecting Our Countryside.

Everyone is welcome, places are free but donations are requested for the refreshments.

Janet King said: “The green belt has proved extremely effective in combatting urban sprawl since it was introduced in 1955. With a green belt review expected soon it is timely to recognise its importance.”

Call Janet King on 0121 445 2802 or e-mail janeteking110@gmail.com to book a place. Cars can be parked free at the church.

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