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CPRE hosts stand at Ainsdale Summer Show

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 08:34

CPRE hosts stand at Ainsdale Summer Show Photo: © Ainsdale Horticultural Society

CPRE Sefton District Group in conjunction with CPRE Lancashire Branch had a successful day at the Ainsdale Summer Show on Saturday the 1st July.

This was CPRE’s first presence at this very busy one day show, held on the green in Ainsdale, a village near the seaside town of Southport.

More than a hundred people visited the stand and were keen to engage on topics relevant to the countryside.

What was particularly evident was that many younger families who were at the show were keen to discuss issues relevant to them. Topics ranged from the recent loss of Green Belt to poor air quality which had been highlighted by recent stories in the media suggesting that parents ‘switch off their engines ‘ at school gates.

Many members of the public also wished to thank CPRE for their campaigning work.

Members of the public were also keen to have a go at the two competitions on offer for a small donation to help the charity. The first was a ‘Guess where this is?’ photography competition featuring famous Lancashire views and the second, a new idea, was ‘Guess the wild flower’, to tie in with the show’s sponsor which was Ainsdale Horticultural society. The wildflower competition provided a useful talking point around disappearing habitats.

CPRE enjoyed meeting the many visitors to their stand and it is hoped that some of them will become new CPRE members as a result.

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