Each summer CPRE Cheshire Branch takes to the road, visiting many of the key summer shows in the county, and being introduced to 250,000 people!
These events give us a great opportunity to meet a wide range of people who share an interest in the countryside and rural life, both Cheshire residents and visitors to our special part of England.
They enable us to keep in touch with what people are concerned about and what they most value and celebrate, as well as allowing us to explain and - just occasionally! - do a little 'selling' of ourselves. In 2006 we again recruited a significant number of new members, and the shows play a major part in our efforts to spread the word.
CPRE's summer show season for 2006 drew to a close in late September, when we took our stand out to the Ploughing and Hedgelaying Championships at Love Lane Farm, Betchton.
Our volunteers discussed a wide range of rural issues with farmers and other visitors to this popular countryside event, and promoted Cheshire CPRE's Hedgerow Award Scheme, which offers advice on planting and maintenance, and recognises good practice in maintaining hedgerows.