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Shaun Spiers to speak at 2018 Branch AGM

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 19:01

Shaun Speirs will be the keynote speaker at the CPRE Leicestershire AGM on 12th September.

Shaun is the author of a recently published and thoughtful book, How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside. In his talk, he will explain why the current house building model doesn’t work and why there needs to be a rethink and what that rethink involves.  Shaun was Chief Executive of CPRE from 2004 and 2017 and is now Director of the Green Alliance.

The meeting will take place in The Parlour at Roots Farm Shop, starting with refreshments from 6.30 pm and finishing at 8.30 pm.  Following a welcome from our Branch President, Janie Martin, the AGM business part of the evening will be from 7 to 7.30pm and then followed by Shaun’s talk and questions.

This is a free event. All members are welcome. A light buffet with tea and coffee will be available from 6-30 pm.  In addition the Farm Shop will stay open until 6.30 pm for the sale of local produce, cakes, bread as well as some local beers and UK wines.

The evening is an opportunity for members and guests to find out more about the work of the Branch in past 12 months. In addition, it is a chance to hear from Shaun about the ways in which needed housing can be provided without destroying vast areas of countryside. With its focus on the implications of the Leicester and Leicestershire Strategic Growth Plan over the past year, these are major interest to CPRE Leicestershire.

Please come and join us for this interesting and informative evening. 

The address for the meeting is Roots at Thorpe Farm, Thorpe Farm, King Street, Barkby Thorpe, Leicestershire, LE7 3QE.  Parking is available.

So we can organize the catering, please let us know if you are attending.  To book your free place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Caroline Pick on 0116 2595669 by 6th September.


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