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The Campaign to Protect Rural England pledge their support

In further steps to raise national awareness of our campaign, Chair of Rimrose Valley Friends, Si Smith, was recently invited to meet Crispin Truman OBE, the CEO of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and Nick Thompson, the Chair of Lancashire CPRE.  CPRE are...

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Letter to Peel Ports

We have written to Peel Ports, requesting a meeting with them in order to explore whether there is any possibility of gaining their support to pursue an alternative solution to the road through Rimrose Valley. We are acutely aware that this is a sensitive issue and...

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MPs publicly opposed to road through Rimrose Valley

As you may have seen on his social media accounts last week and in the local press, Bill Esterson MP has joined Peter Dowd MP in publicly supporting our calls for an alternative solution to the proposed road through Rimrose Valley.  This is a welcome and significant...

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Media Engagement

We've put together a panel of speakers who will be available for radio and TV interviews when needed.  There will be some basic training provided so that each one knows what to do and say, and we're in the early stages of engaging with a marketing and PR company to...

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Leaflet Drop Update

The leaflets for our first leaflet drop are now fully distributed. It's been a great success with over 20,000 homes leafleted to raise awareness of the threat to our green space and it brought us some press coverage.  It's been startling to see just how many people...

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‘Grow your Tenner’ Fundraising Campaign a great success!

On 17th October we launched our 'Grow your Tenner' fundraising campaign through Local Giving.  Local Giving had secured £200,000 of funding to be shared amongst all the good causes it works with nationally, and for every £10 donated they matched it with another £10! ...

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FAQ Document now published

We're putting together a Frequently Asked Questions document for publication. We will then refine and add to it over time. It's in the early stages, but you can click here to read it in its current form.         What you can do now: Sign our...

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Public Activities

The RAG team is exploring all options for public activities and has a very long list. The following will be worked on as quickly as possible: Hands Across the Valley We're just about to start working on this. It will take a significant amount of work to organise, but...

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Update on Sefton Council and our Elected Representatives

A group of representatives from Rimrose Valley Friends met with some of our local councillors and Peter Dowd MP on 21st October. Also present at the meeting was The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, The Campaign for Better Transport and the Lancashire...

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Our Push to apply National Political Pressure

Whatever else may be done to challenge the Highways England decision, we're clear that if the desire in Westminster remains to build the road then it will happen, no matter what we do.  The system has been set up this way, where the local people and politicians are...

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