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Precisely ten years ago today John Mayhew started work as Director of APRS. It's been a fascinating decade full of constant change, including new office, new website, new logo, new Administrator, new Treasurer, new President, new Vice-Presidents, new Chairman and two new Vice-Chairmen to mention just a few of the biggest changes.

During that ten years we've advised countless people on planning issues, worked with many other Scottish Environment LINK members on landscape policy and Green Belts, campaigned for more National Parks with the Scottish Campaign for National Parks and won our deposit return campaign with the Marine Conservation Society! John almost certainly won't stick around for another ten years, but is certainly up for a few more as interesting as those!
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Precisely ten years ago today John Mayhew started work as Director of APRS. Its been a fascinating decade full of constant change, including new office, new website, new logo, new Administrator, new Treasurer, new President, new Vice-Presidents, new Chairman and two new Vice-Chairmen to mention just a few of the biggest changes.
During that ten years weve advised countless people on planning issues, worked with many other Scottish Environment LINK members on landscape policy and Green Belts, campaigned for more National Parks with the Scottish Campaign for National Parks and won our deposit return campaign with the Marine Conservation Society! John almost certainly wont stick around for another ten years, but is certainly up for a few more as interesting as those!

 

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Energy, inspiration and passion for the environment are what drives John. Oh, and ecology and a a few other things foreby. A great record indeed .

Hey John Mayhew - congratulations!! I wish APRS could do something about the horrendous Scottish Government plans for the A96 at Forres. The red route will not only destroy large tracts of ancient woodland home to protected species but the road itself will be on embankments 12-15m high - twice the height of a two story house! Landscape and environmental degradation for a town that already has a bypass! Help!! Last chance for comments is 14th September as TS only have communities 4 weeks to respond.

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The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland

Scotland is bringing in a deposit return system for drinks containers, following the success of the APRS Have You Got The Bottle? campaign. This will cut litter and boost recycling rates. The Scottish Government is currently consulting on the details of the system. It's really important that lots of people respond, to make the system as effective as possible. Please watch our #MoneyForEmpties video to find out how to have your say - it takes as little as five minutes! - and please share the video with all your friends. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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