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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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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
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
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
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:
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
New design guide will help solar panels shine
For the first time, a simple national guide helps property owners install attractive solar panels Get them right, and they can be an attractive part of your home and lower your electricity bills. That’s the message about solar panels from … Continue reading
Register now for the new Bright Ideas Fund
We are very excited to tell you about the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, a new grant programme to help communities develop their budding community business ideas, launching this September. The £1.85 million Community Business Bright Ideas Fund will offer community groups tailored … Continue reading
What will Brexit mean for the environment?
CPRE member Andy Boddington writes an excellent monthly bulletin focusing on the South East – but its broad strategic scope means it’s relevant for the East Midlands too. He said yesterday: “We are embarking on the biggest change in the … Continue reading
New farmers and new small farms can kick-start agricultural revolution
Brexit vote offers chance for farming to become more diverse and environmentally resilient A new report released on 17 August 2016 by CPRE argues that farming in England needs to become more diverse to prove environmentally resilient and publicly accessible over … Continue reading