Category Archives: campaign

New chief executive at Friends of the Peak District

Tomo Thompson joined the charity in August 2018. A retired British Army Officer, with 25 years of experience doing odd things in strange places, he also has a background in change, risk and project management. Tomo has spent over thirty … Continue reading

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How to include hearing-impaired people in meetings

Lighting is crucial. The deaf person needs to sit with their back to the main light source so tha t the faces opposite are illuminated for lip reading. Minimise background noise. Hearing aids amplify ALL sounds, so be aware of … Continue reading

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Don’t let the government fast-track fracking: PETITION

Recent proposals by the government would make it as easy to get permission for an exploratory fracking well as for a conservatory. If they go ahead, local decision-makers and communities would be stripped of the ability to block fracking in … Continue reading

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Calling all Archers fans!

A wonderful one-woman show with live music: No Finer Life by The Archers agricultural editor, Graham Harvey Set in the Oxfordshire countryside at the end of World War Two. Graham Harvey brings to life the true story of a land girl who goes … Continue reading

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Deposit refund system could save councils £35 million a year

New study finds that local authorities stand to benefit from introduction of a DRS for plastic and glass bottles and aluminium cans A new report published today finds that local authorities across England could save up to £35 million every … Continue reading

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Developers renege on affordable homes as countryside faces housing crisis

Council targets to meet local need missed in many areas New research from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), released today, shows a growing crisis of affordable housing provision in many rural areas. Using Government data, the research indicates … Continue reading

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Introducing our new national chairman

This is Crispin Truman, who has been announced as CPRE’s new chairman, taking over the reins from Shaun Spiers. Crispin Truman to take up appointment in autumn  The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is pleased to announce the appointment … Continue reading

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Could you lead the fight to protect the Peak District?

We are looking to recruit a new board chair for Friends of the Peak District/CPRE South Yorkshire in the near future and the details can be found  here:

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Could this be you?

We are seeking a high calibre candidate with outstanding team working and management skills who is able to support and motivate CPRE’s branches in the region.  The successful candidate will lead, inspire and provide strategic direction to CPRE East Midlands.  … Continue reading

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Invest in Green Belt for the parks, paths and woodlands of tomorrow, says CPRE

Research demonstrates natural capital and public access value of Green Belt New research published today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows the huge potential of the Green Belt in terms of amenity and nature conservation. CPRE is … Continue reading

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