Media Release 26 April 2021
OUSE VALLEY WAY GETS 13 NEW INFORMATION BOARDS
The Great Ouse Valley Trust proudly announces the completion of its first major project
• Ouse Valley Way is one of the longest river valley walks in the country
• Section through Cambridgeshire from Eaton Socon to Earith now fully informed!
• 13 boards re-designed, re-written and now with local historic features
• A lock-down project completed in record time
• Perfect timing for all to enjoy our beautiful valley for health and well-being
Chairman of GOVT, Graham Campbell, says ‘I am proud of our team’s amazing work over six weeks to upgrade all the existing signs and create two new ones. I must also acknowledge the support of Cambridgeshire County Council with funding from Highways England A14 Legacy Fund.’ The path and its riches and benefits are now even more accessible to all!’
Editors: please see overleaf for your GOVT contacts for interview and photographs, plus notes on the Trust and its vision. We have also prepared an article with illustrations from which you are welcome to extract.
Contact for interview Graham Campbell 01480 394933 • 07952 754763
Contact for provision of hi-res images Ian Jackson 01480 385999 • 07836 248360
What is the Great Ouse Valley Trust?
The Great Ouse Valley Trust (GOVT) is a charity formed in October 2018 with the charitable objective:
‘To promote for public benefit the conservation, restoration, and enjoyment of the landscape, wildlife and heritage of the Great Ouse Valley and environs in the county of Cambridgeshire.’
Members include local councils, the local Wildlife Trust, individuals and environmental groups.
The Trust’s Vision recognises the Great Ouse Valley is a fantastic place to live and visit, with off the beaten track areas to explore by foot, cycle or horse. The area is nationally recognised and valued for its wildlife, leisure, natural and heritage attractions which contribute to the county’s natural green spaces. This is achieved by GOVT being the catalyst which brings national organisations, local communities and individual people together for the common good.
GOVT’s mission covers:
· Enhancement of landscape – increased biodiversity
· Promotion - sense of place, tourism and local economy, health benefits
· Protection – active conservation and campaigning
· Access for all – residents and visitors, disabled
· Partnerships and alliances: groups working together
· Increased engagement – education, volunteering