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Introducing Rory – The Rural Planning Practice’s March Hare

30th March 2017

The Rural Planning Practice is delighted to have a new resident in situ at The Coach House in Dyer Street in Cirencester. ‘Rory’ is a beautiful five-foot tall hare sculpture, decorated by Cotswold artist Trudi Hayden for the Cotswold Hare Trail. He is on display outside The Rural Planning Practice’s offices so that people can come and meet him and enjoy his wonderful design.

Judith Norris, head of The Rural Planning Practice comments: “We are delighted to be supporting this year’s Cotswold Hare Trail, which is a great community event and fantastic fund-raiser for local good causes. We commissioned Trudi, a fabulous Cotswold artist to come up with this inspiring decoration for Rory. Her wonderful design reflects the nature of our work in the Cotswolds perfectly, blending our rural and equestrian specialism with our expertise in listed buildings.”

Trudi, the artist, comments on Rory’s design: “The team at The Rural Planning Practice have been great to work with and we came up with an abundance of ideas for Rory – all resulting in this very handsome hare. We chose a classical-style entrance for Rory’s front and his design also features many typical countryside scenes. It has taken two month to paint Rory and I am missing him already – but I am very happy that he is sitting proudly outside the office of The Rural Planning Practice.”

The Cotswold Hare Trail runs from March 25th to September 10th and is a treasure hunt across the Cotswolds. There are more than 80 large hare sculptures located around the Cotswolds for members of the public to enjoy and pose for a selfie with! Hare hunters are asked to record their sightings of each statue by uploading selfies on social media with #CotswoldsHareTrail.

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