CPRE Autumn Conference
Thursday 7th November 2017

The Studio, 7 Canon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

Details will be published as soon as they become available.

CPRE Autumn Conference
Thursday 3rd November 2016

The Studio, 7 Canon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

This year the main focus for our Autumn Conference will be:

  • Understanding our campaign priorities for the next three years and how we can work together to achieve them;
  • Understanding the key strategic issues that we need to tackle and agreeing how we should try to do so;
  • Agreeing how we can capitalise on the best opportunities that have been identified.

We won’t know the agenda for the day until well into the summer – so please bear with us. We are still able to offer three places per Branch and two per Region, and, like last year, it would be wonderful to have a good spread of representatives from each branch – from volunteers, to executive members and staff.

We hope the Autumn Conference will be a more collaborative, focused and direction-setting event than ever before, and that it will enable us to achieve much more co-ordination and synergy in our plans for the next three years.

90 years of CPRE: Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Wednesday 6th July 2016
The Fleet, Peterborough

held jointly by our East of England and East Midlands regional groups

  • Welcome: Greg Peck, EERG Chairman (CPRE East of England regional group)
  • Keynote: Dame Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College, C160822 Dame Fionaambridge University, on  The Fight for Beauty
  • Workshops: Raising your branch’s profile
    – Antonia White, CPRE Senior Branch Development Officer
    Balanced communications: Strategic techniques to improve your organisation and its reputation
    – Chris Taylor, CPRE Lincolnshire
    Planning in the future: does CPRE still have a voice?
    – Michael Brooks, CPRE East of England, and Michael Monk, CPRE Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
    Effective campaigning
    – various speakers including David Hook (CPRE Norfolk), Hilary Newport (CPRE Kent), Helen Marshall (CPRE Oxfordshire), Francesca Church (University of Reading)
  • Video message: Shaun Spiers, CPRE Chief Executive
  • Presentation on CPRE’s 2026 Vision by Jane Seymour, CPRE Head of Campaigns and Communications
  • Keynote: Oliver Hilliam, CPRE Senior Communication and Information Officer, and author of 22 Ideas that Saved the English Countryside
  • Presentation of CPRE Awards to volunteers
  • Closing remarks: Ian Biddulph, EMRG Chairman (CPRE East Midlands regional group)

Neighbourhood Planning:
Thursday 17th March 2016
The Guildhall, Grantham

Lincolnshire’s rural economy
1st March 2016     Sleaford

Here is the Programme for our Conference in Sleaford on March 1st.