P1030447Whitchurch Walkers are Welcome coordinators Jackie Browne and Barry Carter took to the stage on Wednesday as guest speakers at this year’s North Wessex Downs AONB Forum.



P1030446It was a little daunting following on from Bill Bailey and his stories of walking the Ridgeway, but we seemed to go down well with the audience made up of local government councillors/employees from Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Wiltshire, representatives from Natural England, local conservation bodies, countryside rangers, representatives & volunteers from towns around the AONB and various charities & special interest groups.

North Wessex Downs 2The PowerPoint slides illustrating the activities of our volunteers and young people engendered some real interest from other towns and offered us a fantastic platform to ‘Bang the Drum’ for Whitchurch and the North Wessex Downs.

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