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The most effective way for you to help protect the countryside is to become a member of CPRE.

Friday, 07 October 2011 15:12

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Thursday, 01 September 2011 00:00

BEM for Anne Clendon

1st. January, 2014

Village Campaigner Anne Clendon, pictured, who has spent years working to protect Colwich and the Haywoods has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community. Mrs. Clendon has lived in the Haywoods since 1962 and is a staunch supporter of the villages. She is a member of Colwich Parish Council, plays the organ at Colton Church and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Staffordshire branch of CPRE.

Friday, 02 September 2011 14:43

How we work

We’re an environmental charity, with over 200 local groups, a branch in every county and 55,000 members, and supporters – including more than 2,000 affiliated parish councils.

Our local knowledge and national profile means CPRE is effective in tackling both the specific issues that really matter to our members and the public, as well as the wider challenges the countryside faces.

Our members are united in their love for England’s landscapes and rural communities, and stand up for the countryside, so it can continue to sustain, enchant and inspire ,future generations.

We believe a beautiful, thriving countryside is important for everyone, no matter where they live. Millions of town and city dwellers recharge their batteries with a walk or a bike ride in the local Green Belt, spend weekends and holidays in our National Parks, or enjoy fresh local produce. People who live in rural areas can appreciate, first hand, the beauty and tranquility and help to keep the countryside productive.

The countryside is unique, essential, precious and finite – and it’s in danger. Every year, a little more is lost forever to urban sprawl, new roads, housing and other developments. Rural shops and services are closing, and increasingly intensive farming is changing the character of the countryside. Climate change, too, will have serious impacts on the rural environment.

Protecting and shaping the English countryside
We work locally and nationally to stand up for the countryside: to protect it from the threats it faces, and to shape its future for the better.

Standing up for your countryside
CPRE has been standing up for the countryside for over 80 years. In that time, we’ve seen some remarkable successes. We’ve helped win protection as National Parks for some of our most remarkable landscapes, from the Lake District to the South Downs. We’ve helped to influence and apply planning laws that have, against the odds, preserved the special beauty and character of the English countryside.

Our ambition
A beautiful and thriving countryside that’s valued and enjoyed by everyone.

Friday, 02 September 2011 14:37

Our vision for the countryside

Unlike many environmental charities, CPRE has no vested interests – we own no land, rely solely on donations and grants, and are politically independent. We make decisions with the head not the heart, as much as we love the countryside, and we are possibly the only green group which has a completely holistic approach. Planning, in particular, is all about looking at the bigger picture, and our wide remit means we have to consider the whole of the country – rural and urban – when creating policy.

We want to see a protected countryside, but within the context of a healthier economy and a happier community, and we don’t think they are mutually exclusive. CPRE believes that people have the right to enjoy a protected countryside, and we have the ambition to make it happen.

Achievements like rural planning, National Parks and Green Belts didn’t happen overnight; they took decades of campaigning, careful organisation and reasoned argument. At many stages they seemed impossible dreams, but now it is hard to imagine an England without them.

The reason we were able to achieve these things? We were armed with a clear and compelling vision, in the form of Sir Patrick Abercrombie’s manifesto. Above all, CPRE has always campaigned on its values, and it is this ethos that runs through our Vision for the Countryside of 2026, our national CPRE centenary year.

It is worth exploring the main messages of that Vision as we focus on the positive outcomes we want to achieve in the next 15 years.

Better planning will ensure we reinvigorate towns and cities, while local people will be able to take an active role in planning truly green energy and transport infrastructure.

New life in the countryside will emerge through affordable housing, transport, vital services and new business shaped by empowered rural communities themselves.

Protecting local food will see farmers thrive and provide healthy, fresh and seasonal food for us all. Farmland will be recognised as far too valuable to build on – for its beauty as well as its productivity – and we will get close to self-sufficiency in food, hugely reducing food miles.

Our landscapes will have changed to incorporate wilderness, woodlands and wetlands, encouraging wildlife and allowing nature to become a barrier to climate change. Urban green spaces will link people in cities to our finest landscapes using Green Belts and hedgerows as wildlife corridors.

Green energy will be in harmony with the landscape – increasingly in small-scale networks which really benefit local communities and minimise damage to the environment. All buildings will be energy efficient and have close to zero-carbon emissions, while wasteful light pollution will be a thing of the past.

Above all, we will change attitudes – beauty, tranquillity, green spaces and local distinctiveness will be valued by all, creating deeper attachments to local landscapes and making quality of life and well-being as important as financial prosperity and economic growth.

We hope you will be encouraged to see that, nationally and locally, CPRE are already working towards achieving our Vision and actively persuading others to join the movement. Please join us in standing up for your countryside.

Friday, 02 September 2011 13:41

Previous years' winners

2017   Two Gates Community Primary, Tamworth

2016    Stafford Manor High School, Stafford

2003    St. Michaels CE (C) First School, Stone

2002    The Glebe Primary, Fenton

2001    St. Peters CE (C) Primary School, Hixon

2000    St. Edwards Middle School, Leek

1998    Richard Wakefield School, Tutbury

1996    Weston Road High School, Stafford

1995    Tettenhall College, Wolverhampton

1994    Alleynes Youth Club, Uttoxeter

1993    Lognor Youth Club

1992    John Wheeldon High School, Stafford

1991    Stoke North D. of E. Award Group

1990    Abbotsholme School, Rocester

1989    Armitage Youth Centre

1985    Holden Lane High School, Stoke

1984    Great Wyrley High School

1982    Madeley High School

1981    Holden Lane High School, Stoke

2017    TWO GATES COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL, TAMWORTH

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 00:00

St. Mary the Virgin Church, Colton

Thursday 26th. September 2013 at 2.00pm

The tower is probably the oldest part of the building in the late Norman style. Other parts being of the Early English style

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