We are people who care passionately about our countryside and campaign for it to be protected and enhanced for the benefit of everyone.
Hunstanton - Alison Greenwood
Evening sky - Robin Burkitt
Welcome to CPRE East of England's web site. We are part of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, a national charity (reg. no. 1089685).
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk
work together to deal with regional policy issues and campaigns. Their aim is to protect the countryside from the various threats to it particularly at regional level. They work collectively to influence regional decision-making processes.
Regional people are listed on About Us. Because of their specialist knowledge, Branch Officers may take the lead on issues with regional significance. If you have a particular expertise, such as planning, renewable energy, agriculture or rural issues, we are always looking for people with people willing to offer their services. See the
news and issues:
– the October CPRE East
of England Regional Report. For more information and a
round-up of news on planning, transport, environmental and
infrastructure issues please
New Chairman for the East of
England Regional Group
From 15th September
we welcome Michael Monk as Chairman of the East of England
Regional Group. Michael has been involved with CPRE for a
number of years, both as Chairman of the Cambridgeshire and
Peterborough branch and in a number of roles with national CPRE,
including Policy Committee and as a Vice-Chairman
of the County Branches Forum.
Michael says: “I consider that the region
should help to support branches and act as a link between CPRE
National Office and the branches. My background in
strategic planning also makes me aware of how inter-dependent
and inter-active spatial areas are and yet can also be very
different. I am keen to learn about the key issues and
challenges facing our branch areas; although I have attended
meetings of the regional group since 2011, I am aware of big
gaps in my understanding!”.
We would also like to thank our outgoing
Chairman, Greg Peck, for his hard work and support over the last
Along with CPRE East Midlands Region, we were delighted to host
the event “90 Years of CPRE: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, on
6th July in Peterborough.
Over 60 members, volunteers and staff
from fourteen branches in the East of England and East Midlands
regions (and even further afield!) came together to celebrate 90
years of CPRE and our achievements. The day included
presentations from Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE, who spoke about the
arguments in her book, The
Fight for Beauty, and Oliver
Hilliam, CPRE Senior Communications and Information Officer, and
co-author of 22 ideas that
saved the English Countryside.
Dame Fiona also cut our delicious celebratory cake. We did
not forget the future of CPRE, and a range of workshops
including campaigning, planning, branch development and
communications enabled delegates to learn from each and share
experiences and advice. There were plenty of opportunities to
meet people from other CPRE branches, staff from CPRE National
office, and representatives from other organisations. We
were also pleased to be able to acknowledge the huge
contribution made over the years by two regional volunteers –
Barry Porter, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award,
and Michael Brooks, presented with a 20-year long service award.
Greg Peck, Chairman of CPRE East of England, said: “This has
been a great opportunity to meet people from across CPRE, and to
celebrate our achievements and the positive impact CPRE has had
on our countryside.”
|Dame Fiona Reynolds cuts the celebration cake
||Dame Fiona Reynolds addresses
aim of this site is to keep you up-to-date with what is happening and what we are doing at a regional level; and to provide you with regional information to assist in protecting the East of England's countryside at a more local level.