Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tree planting to celebrate local tourism
AN oak tree is to be planted to celebrate both local talent and the success of one particular rural tourism company.
Guests including Lord and Lady Margadale, Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive of South West Tourism, Andrew Murrison MP, representatives of the Wildlife Trust, Sustainability Managers and local tourism bosses will be at the ceremony at Berwick St Leonard on September 15.
The event has been organised by Foot Trails, a firm run by Alison and David Howell which encourages encourage visitors to enjoy Wiltshire's and surrounding counties countryside on foot in as responsible way as possible.
Foot Trails is calling on other local businesses to consider their impact on local communities and the countryside in their business planning. Foot Trails was honoured recently at No 10 Downing Street with a reception to celebrate its achievement of a Big Tick Award, awarded by Business in the Community.
The painting is by Laura Tasheiko