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CPRE East of England


Robin Burkitt Alison Greenwood Straw bales in Norfolk



We are people who care passionately about our countryside and campaign for it to be protected and enhanced for the benefit of everyone.

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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 UsBecause 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 Support page.

*The 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.

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CPRE East Midlands and East of England invite you to

90 Years of CPRE: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 10am – 4pm, The Fleet, Peterborough

Members and volunteers of branches in the East of England and East Midlands regions are invited to join us to celebrate 90 years of CPRE, our achievements, and how we go forward.  This event will enable us to share information, learn from each other, get to know each other and find out more about CPRE, how we work and our priorities.  The day will include presentations from keynote speaker Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE and Oliver Hilliam, CPRE Senior Communications and Information Officer, and co-author of “22 ideas that saved the English Countryside”.  There will also be a choice of workshops: Raising your branch’s profile; Balanced Communications: Strategic Techniques to Improve Your Organisation and its Reputation; Planning in the Future: Does CPRE still have a voice?; Effective Campaigning – what makes a successful campaign?

There will be plenty of opportunities to meet members and volunteers from other CPRE branches and staff from CPRE National office, and representatives from other organisations.  A programme will be available shortly.  There is no charge for attending and lunch and refreshments are included. There is ample, free on-site parking and transport will be provided from Peterborough station to the venue free of charge.  To register your interest or to book a place, please contact Tracey Hipson at office@cprecambs, tel: 01480 396698.  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Now available – the June CPRE East of England Regional Report.  For more information and a round-up of news on planning, transport, environmental and infrastructure issues please  click here  

Eye, Suffolk: Gas-fired power station.  Outcome and lessons – from CPRE Suffolk Chairman Andrew Fane.  Click here to read more

Give Peace a Chance

New research from the Campaign to Protect Rural England, published today, shows that better data collection and a new indicator of tranquillity are needed to increase protection for England’s most peaceful areas.  To see the report click here

We’ve also launched our 2007 tranquillity maps in an interactive format – click here

The Value of the Natural Environment Conference

On the 17th March we were please to support Natural England in hosting a conference to explore the value of the natural environment in creating a foundation for economic growth and our health and wellbeing.

The event explored the value of the natural environment and distinctive landscapes in supporting economic development and health and wellbeing for Suffolk, Norfolk and the East of England as a whole. It also considered the challenges we face for nature to be truly recognised as the keystone of a prosperous economy and healthy society.

Presentations from our speakers can be found here:

Richard Carter Adnams

Caroline Angus     SCC Health and Wellbeing

Nick Collinson     Suffolk's Nature Strategy

Andrew Day     Countryside properties

Pat Holtom   Waveney Valley

Paul Morling     RSPB Local Economies

Richard Powell  Investing in our natural capital.

Pete Waters    Visit East Anglia

CPRE has launched a Transport Toolkit website which provides practical ideas on helping communities improve walking, cycling, car sharing or public transport where they live. No matter what your ambitions, there are ideas from small to big.  Find out more at http://www.transporttoolkit.org.uk/.

*The Campaign to Protect Rural England exists to promote the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of rural England by encouraging the sustainable use of land and other natural resources in town and country.

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