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Schools Dorothy Morley Conservation Award rescheduled to 2022
Berkshire councillors among 2,000 in revolt over government planning reform
CPRE responds to government’s ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’ speech
BREAKING: Government drops plans that would have seen thousands fewer affordable homes across our rural towns & villages.
This is a big campaign win and a relief for the people currently being priced out of their communities. Share the good news 👇 https://www.cpre.org.uk/news/good-news-on-making-sure-communities-get-affordable-housing-they-need/
Back in February, we asked you to look to the night sky and count the stars you could see in Orion.
An incredible 7,845 of you took part - a new #StarCount record 👏👏
Thank you for counting the stars with us!
Discover the map and find your count 👉 https://www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-care-about/nature-and-landscapes/dark-skies/star-count-2021/
Newbury Town Council will be hosting its third Climate Change Workshop on Saturday 17 April 2021. The workshop will be held via ZOOM and open at 2:15pm for a 2:30pm start. https://www.newbury.gov.uk/news/climate-change-workshop-saturday-17-april-2021/
A bus service for every village, every hour, every day.
Our new research shows that we can fund a bus service for every village, every hour across England, by scrapping the government’s damaging road-building agenda. #RuralBuses
Find out more 👇 https://www.cpre.org.uk/news/our-report-shows-a-bus-every-village-every-hour-is-possible
This is GREAT news for the countryside, and the right decision by @grantshapps 👏👏
The plans flew in the face of the government’s claims to be committed to nature and addressing the #ClimateCrisis
BREAKING: @BorisJohnson has today launched the government's new bus strategy.
We’re pleased to see a commitment to improving bus services, but we're asking the government to aim much higher and ensure rural public transport isn’t once again left behind.
SOIL! How to find out more about yours on your farm in our FREE webinar. Thur 18 March. Plus carbon, degradation, positive indicators. With soil expert Prof Jenni Dungait
More info: http://bit.ly/soil0321
We did it! Common sense prevails. And it was VITAL in the year of #COP26.
But victories like this aren't just given, and there's still work to do. 1/11
Great webinar on community fundraising this morning from @Greenham_Trust and @thegoodexchange, packed full of useful tips and reminders. Thanks!
#Charity #Fundraising #ChangingLives #Countryside #ImportantStories
Announcing our upcoming Farming with Nature conference plus live panel discussion!
The focus will be on farming and nature recovery in England's National Landscapes.
We invite you to save the dates: 25th & 26th May 2021.
#FWN21 #CNPPA #FFCC #Farmingwithnature
Newly laid between Compton and East Ilsley, West Berkshire. Fantastic example of hedgelaying. It regenerates and extends the life of the hedge, creates a thick barrier to prevent livestock escaping, is great for wildlife, keeps a heritage craft alive AND looks amazing!
💚We're recruiting for a new Chair💚
We’re seeking someone with a keen passion for countryside and environmental issues, with charity governance or board management experience who wants to make a difference in Berkshire. Sound like you?
Role info below 👇
We all want our environment and wildlife to be in a better state and we have a once in a generation chance to help make it happen!
Help to persuade @BorisJohnson to put strong protections for a better #StateofNature into law. Sign the petition 👇
BREAKING: Housebuilding proposed on Green Belt in local plans has quadrupled in the past eight years, with just 1 in 10 considered affordable.
On this trajectory, we risk losing ever more Green Belt while having no impact on the housing crisis.
We agree! Planning can create the healthy, low carbon and beautiful homes and places we all need.
We joined 18 organisations to set out our #VisionForPlanning and urge @MHCLG to listen.
Together we can make this vision a reality for our countryside 💪
Coppiced timber being extracted from a Berkshire wood doing minimal damage
Hope everyone manages the half term okay. After some pj time and relaxing, do wrap up warm, and go out for a walk. #halfterm
Last chance to take part in #StarCount tonight!
Here’s everything you need to know about taking part.
Submit your count here >> https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/73246/data/1?ea.tracking.id=twitter
If you can, please plant a native hedgerow in your garden or community. So much better than a fence! It could help hedgehogs, bumblebees, blackbirds, frogs, butterflies, robins, bats, hoverflies, wrens... and much more, while soaking up CO2!
#nature #gardening #ClimateAction
From April 2021-2024, the Farming in Protected Landscapes scheme will provide financial support to #farmers & #landmanagers in #AONBs
@NorthWessexAONB are hosting #FREE Farmer #Workshops about the changes - SIGN UP https://landscapesforlife.org.uk/workshops