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The Annual General meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place on Wednesday 8th May 2019 at 7.30 pm at Cringleford Playing Field Pavilion. The AGM is normally completed in the first half hour. We can then enjoy a talk “Wildlife in Common” by Caroline Spink of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust will then give a talk “Wildlife in Common”. Caroline will give us a valuable insight into the Trust’s work on commons. The NWT has long been committed to the welfare of wildlife in the Valley, reinforced recently by its recent purchase of wetlands adjacent to Harford Bridge. One of the green assets of the Yare Valley is a common: Eaton Common.
Members and non-members are welcome to attend – so please come along.
Who we are
The Yare valley at Norwich is recognised both locally and nationally by statutory authorities, voluntary bodies and individuals, as an area of high landscape quality and ecological importance that should be protected from the strong pressures for development in the Norwich area. It presents attractive and accessible open countryside within easy reach of Norwich and its environs and as such, it is a valuable recreational, wildlife, and visual asset.
Vigilance and action on the part of all concerned are needed to protect it.
Established in 1967, we are a voluntary group with about 400 members.
What we do
We represent members’ views and concerns, by commenting regularly on planning applications and policies, which affect the valley. We have given evidence at Public Planning Inquiries, lobbied MPs and Councillors, and helped to establish footpaths.
We inform by issuing a members newsletter several times a year. We also inform a wider public by means of letters and articles in the local press, leaflet distribution, and this website.
We meet for guided walks and discussions on planning issues.