At present we are winning. However the next challenge comes in the Autumn when the Joint Core Strategy is published. While it is still being prepared we need to let Local Government know we are still here and still want to protect our countryside. So the next event is the fourth annual walk over the greenbelt area between Swindon Village and Elmstone Hardwick. This will take place on Sunday, 22nd May 2011 starting at Stantons Drive in Swindon Village at 2pm. The walk is over less than 3 miles and takes about 90 minutes. It is relatively flat but there are several stiles. There will be refreshments on route and at the end. There will be teddy bears. There will be the press. We need to let ‘them’ know we are still here, still interested and we will not let ‘our’ green land be developed when there are other good alternatives to provide the neccessary housing. So do come and join us, rain or shine, for this very pleasant ramble.