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  • Thank you West Berkshire Tesco customers! People and wildlife to benefit from Bags of Help grant

    Thursday 1st December, 2016

    Tesco Bags of Help grant for BBOWT Nature Discovery Centre

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is thrilled to announce it has bagged £12,000 from a Tesco funding scheme. Thanks to thousands of shoppers voting in Tesco stores across West Berkshire, the Discovering Nature Together project at the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham will go ahead next year.

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  • Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust speaks up in Parliament for wildlife on HS2 route

    Wednesday 16th November, 2016

    On Wednesday 23 November Matt Jackson, Head of Conservation and Policy at the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, is speaking up for wildlife in Parliament, when he faces the House of Lords Select Committee to discuss the impacts of HS2 through Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

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  • Government rejects wildlife-friendly recommendations in Natural England report on HS2

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

    Govt rejects report on wildlife-friendly recommendations for HS2

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is extremely disappointed by the Government’s rejection of findings in a Natural England report that reviews HS2 Ltd’s approach to wildlife. The report, which was published on 9 November, was prepared in response to complaints raised by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust and other conservation organisations at House of Commons Select Committee hearings.

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  • John Lewis Christmas advert brings joy and nature to children

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

    The Wildlife Trusts are delighted to be John Lewis’ Christmas campaign charity partner. This year’s John Lewis Christmas advert which launches today, celebrates - with sparkle and a flash of magic - the joy of encountering wildlife in a garden using a cast of wild creatures including a fox, badger, squirrel and hedgehog.

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  • Vandal strikes at emergency access to Greenham Common

    Thursday 27th October, 2016

    Emergency access to Greenham and Crookham Commons could be blocked by parked cars because vandals have pulled down a ‘No Parking’ sign.

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  • Chesham & Amersham MP Cheryl Gillan speaks up for rare grasslands

    Wednesday 26th October, 2016

    Tom Beckett, Director of External Affairs at BBOWT, met with Chesham & Amersham MP Cheryl Gillan recently to discuss the lack of protection for important wildlife-rich grasslands, which leaves them vulnerable to development. As a result Mrs Gillan asked a written question of the Secretary of State for the Dept. of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).

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  • Third runway at Heathrow will have impacts for Berks & Bucks wildlife, says BBOWT

    Tuesday 25th October, 2016

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust is deeply concerned about the impacts for wildlife of the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport, following the announcement today of a third runway at Heathrow, and calls for a world class approach to dealing with the impacts on nature.

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  • BBOWT objects to planning application near CS Lewis Nature Reserve in Oxford

    Tuesday 25th October, 2016

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust has submitted its objection to a planning application for a building to provide nine apartments, amenity space, access road and car parking on land adjacent to the CS Lewis Nature Reserve.

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  • Tesco Bags of Help for wildlife in West Berkshire

    Monday 24th October, 2016

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative to improve the outdoors space at the Nature Discovery Centre for visitors – helping people get closer to wildlife.

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  • BBOWT Volunteers honoured at the Trust's AGM

    Monday 17th October, 2016

    Dozens of volunteers were honoured at the annual Volunteer of the Year Awards presented at the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s AGM on Saturday 15 October.

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