A short hop over the bridge and you can be listening to CPRE deputy chief exec Tom Fyans

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Fancy making the short journey over to the Garden of England next week to hear Tom Fyans, CPRE deputy chief executive?
Of course you do!
Tom will be speaking at an open meeting in Ashford, Kent, and everyone is welcome.
Tom, who is also national director of campaigns and policy, is giving his talk ‘Why town centre regeneration matters for CPRE, the countryside charity’ at the AGM of the Ashford committee of CPRE Kent on Wednesday, March 6.
The meeting is being held in the function room of Ashford Picturehouse in Elwick Place (TN23 1AE).
The function room is at the top of the stairs or lift.
The AGM is of course likely to be of little interest to Essex members, but an audience with the deputy chief exec of CPRE surely will be – and he will be speaking before the ‘meeting proper’. You can have tea or coffee and biscuits from 11.45am, with Tom’s talk starting at about midday.
If you’re able to stay a little later, you can buy hot snacks at the foyer counter.
There is ample parking at Elwick Place (£2.20 for two hours).
All are welcome for this event – you do not need to belong to CPRE – but do please let us know in advance if you’re coming: phone Sandra Dunn on 07771 640133 or email sandradunn@sky.com