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Hills to Levels launches their community engagement programme

 12th Feb 2016

hills to levels logoA Brighter Future for the Somerset Levels

The Hills to Levels Partnership, with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, launches their community engagement programme in March. Through a programme of free events, local people are invited to share their views on what makes the Somerset Levels special.

Hills to Levels Community Outreach Officer, Steve Mewes said:  “We’re here to help people from all across the Levels shape a ‘common vision’, a vision which sets the way for a brighter future for the Levels. To achieve this we need input, knowledge and passion from everyone, young and old.

We’re kicking things off with the following exciting events. They are all free, so please come along, enjoy the presentations and give us your views.”

Hills to Levels Event, March-May, 2016

  • Tuesday 1st March, “The Lost Islands of the Parrett and Tone” with Richard Brunning from the South West Heritage Trust, 7.30pm Great Bow Wharf, Langport, TA10 9PN

  • Tuesday 8th March, “Water Management” with Phil Brewin from the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium and John Rowlands from the Environment Agency, 7.30pm Old School Room, Church Green, Curry Rivel, TA10 0HQ

  • Tuesday 5th April, “History of Flooding in the Somerset Levels” with Professor Stephen Poole from the University of the West of England, 7.30pm Huish Episcopi Academy, 6th Form Auditorium, Huish Episcopi, TA10 9SS

  • Tuesday 19th April, “Archaeology of the Brue Valley” with Richard Brunning from the South West Heritage Trust, 7.30pm Shapwick Village Hall, Shapwick, TA7 9NJ

  • Tuesday 26th April, “The Nature of the Levels” with Mark Robins, Regional Policy Officer at the RSPB, 7.30pm Othery Village Hall, Fore Street, Othery, TA7 0QS

  • Thursday 5th May, “Somerset Levels – World Class Wetlands” with Stephen Moss, Naturalist, Author and Award Winning TV Producer, 7.30pm Williams Hall, Stoke St Gregory, TA3 6EU

Booking is not needed and all the events are free.

Steve continues: “Don’t forget to check out the Hills to Levels website, facebook and twitter pages for all the latest updates.”

If you would like to subscribe to the Hills to Levels email list and receive all the latest news from the team, please contact Steve Mewes at .