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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
Can we build rural homes that are #affordable, #sustainable AND in-keeping with the local #landscape character? 🤔
The short answer is YES!
We ask three housing developers to share their approach toward building rural homes that people can afford 🏡
Check out this letter from @CPRE's @TomFyans, who sets out why the government should support farmers to plant and restore more hedgerows & set a target of 40% more hedges by 2050 in today's @guardian #40by50
The astronomical #autumn 🍂 begins today!
During autumn, our #hedgerows are alive with rich #berries. #Fungi thrive in the cooler, wetter conditions, and nuts like #chestnut begin to ripen 🌰
Check our our countryside foraging guide >>> https://www.cpre.org.uk/discover/focused-foraging/
🚨 BREAKING: Government sources say planning proposals are to be paused.
This is a BIG win for all of you who joined our campaign for the countryside and local democracy! 👏👏
Now it's time for @MichaelGove to take a fresh look at planning.
If true, we very much welcome this pause in the proposed planning reforms. We urge him and his new department to champion communities, nature and climate as his department drafts the new planning bill.
Let’s hope so, @cpre has lots of ideas to feed in @michaelgove Gove set to pause contentious planning shake-up https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/sep/17/michael-gove-set-to-pause-contentious-planning-shake-up?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
You can now read our full response to the reshuffle on our website. 👇
🚨: Ministers reported to be rethinking damaging planning proposals.
We've been calling on @BorisJohnson to drop these plans. This is a victory for local campaigners all across the country!
Let's give communities the power to shape their future!
So many #HedgerowHeroes! 💚💚💚
Thanks to everyone who pledged today to support our target of 40% more hedgerows by 2050, for nature, people and climate #40by50
'Hedgerows are a Mecca for wildlife. Our hedgerows around the country are probably the single most important ecological building block left in this country.'
We agree George Eustice @DefraGovUK. So let's get planting and restoring! #40by50 #HedgerowHeroes
We've lost half our hedgerows since 1945, intensifying nature's decline and hindering the fight against climate change.
But we can turn this around.
Tell the government to start planting and restoring 1000s of miles of hedgerows every year #40by50 >> https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/85848/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=twitter
This is fabulous
With over 8 billion bottles and cans wasted and littered every year, we need an all-in #DepositReturn scheme, now.
Tweet @BorisJohnson to let him know that enough is enough. Take action 👇
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