Staffordshire - Campaign to Protect Rural England

Skip to navigation
Sue Kneill-Boxley - CPRE Staffordshire
Sue Kneill-Boxley

Sue Kneill-Boxley

Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:54

Useful publications


To help with planning applications there are two useful guides available from CPRE:

  • How to shape where you live: a guide to neighbourhood planning
  • How to respond to planning applications: an 8-step guide

Both guides can be accessed via

We also have a number of copies available from our office: 01785 277890  



We still have a few beautiful Staffordshire landscapes 2017 calendars left, produced to celebrate 80 years protecting the Staffordshire countryside, now at the knock down price of £3 each (plus p&p if you are unable to pick up).  

Each of our photographic competition winners and runners up are featured within the calendar, which includes shots from across the whole county.

The competition was sponsored by J. S. Simnett Photographers, Click Photography Ltd,  and Amanda White Photography.

Judges were Emma Bridgewater (Emma Bridgewater Pottery), David Rees (dhr digital) Dawn Jutton Photography and Andy Straw Photographer.

To obtain a copy of the calendar contact the CPRE Staffordshire office on 01785 277890, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or order (for postal delivery) at


Stafford Manor High School is enjoying a bumper year, following their success with the Royal Horticultural Society 'Team of the Year' Award. They have now scooped the prestigious CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) Staffordshire prize for their hard work both within the school and out in their local community.

Ably assisted by Mr Gordon Taylor (STEM Technician)and Matt Long (Rising Brook community gardener), green fingered year 7 and 8 pupils have been growing their own produce, including beans, carrots and potatoes, which they have then cooked and tasted in their food science laboratory.

Using environmentally sourced and locally donated timber from Cox Long of Hixon; recycled topsoil from Chelsey Farm; wood chip from Taylor Tree Works ;a shed donated by builders and neighbours, Wates, and plants, seeds, tools and expertise contributed by staff, parents, and Rising Brook community gardeners, the children have built raised beds, shovelled soil and tended and nurtured seedlings turning a neglected patch of the school's grounds into a productive and attractive vegetable and flower garden.

In addition to tending their own garden , the keen young gardeners have assisted the local House of Bread project with their community garden at Rising Brook Methodist Church. The schools's video, highlighting their work, can be viewed on Youtube: at

The youngsters fought off stiff competition from other local schools involved with hedge maintenance, crafting willow hurdles and creating sensory gardens. Mr Amyas Stafford Northcote, Chairman of CPRE Staffordshire presented the school with CPRE Staffordshire's unique local native hardwood trophy and a cheque to assist with their continuing initiative.

CPRE Staffordshire will be re-launching their award for 2017 in the new year. All Staffordshire schools, with projects that contribute to the protection, conservation or improvement of the local environment, may take part.The closing date for submissions will be midnight on Friday 7th July 2017and we will be accepting submissions from the start of April 2017. The first placed school will receive a monetary prize towards their school's environmental  projects and will hold the trophy for a year.        

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 11:29

Phil Goode's retirement

Phil Goode recently stood down as Chief Technical Office for CPRE Staffordshire after serving more than 30 years in the role.

Monday, 18 January 2016 13:35

Subscribe to our newsletter


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required


Monday, 28 September 2015 13:28

AGM 2015 annual report

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 14:53

New branded merchandise

We now have a great range of greetings cards, both seasonal and otherwise, and stationery available. We're also selling beautiful wildlife calendars produced with There is No Planet B!

To see what's available open the CPRE Staffordshire Order Form and either print the order form or order online with your PayPal account or credit/debit card.
Sunday, 09 February 2014 20:52

Rolleston on Dove Neighbourhood Plan

The Inspector's Report of his Examination of the Rolleston on Dove Neighbourhood Development Plan

Sunday, 09 February 2014 20:30

HS2 phase 1 ES response

This is the letter sent to the Dept. of Transport in response to the publication of the draft Environmental Statement.

Sunday, 09 February 2014 18:22

Cottage Garden Society

If you are interested in plants, or enjoy exchanging gardening ideas and experiences with fellow gardeners, why not join The Cottage Garden Society? You don't have to live in a cottage, or even in the country.  Cottage gardens can be created in the small plots of modern houses or in the narrow gardens of older terraces.  The traditional, informal style lends itself to any situation, rural or urban, large or small.

Page 2 of 3

join us

Back to top