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Campaigners want a former golf course to be designated as public open space
Kuli Kohli writes about what the countryside means to her
Has lockdown reduced light pollution?
Next week, Thurs 2pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-next-for-public-participation-in-plan-making-development-decisions-tickets-164326750735
@QuintinBradley @RightsClimate @FriendsMoss @HughEllisTCPA
This was an excellent event yesterday and very topical given recent events on the M25. We heard about the work of @SHAPwestmids and @Engagezcr, retrofitting, the Green New Deal, the role of the planning process and more.
Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM yesterday either online or in person. Special thanks to our guest speaker @simonsegar from Harper Adams University for an excellent presentation.
Calling ecologists and environmental campaigners - please fill in our survey about views & opinions of Biodiversity Net Gain:
A very important thread about the loss of hedgerows for development and what passes for Biodiversity Net Gain.
The #Matlock Wolds in #Derbyshire is at risk of development.
Local campaigners have shared a report with us which gives a #rewilding vision for the site, and puts the site's ecological value beyond any doubt! 🌼 🌈
View the report here: https://savematlocksgreenfields.wordpress.com/2021/09/05/rewilding-the-wolds/
CPRE's new online brownfield toolkit aims to help people tell their council about brownfield sites that could be developed, and to ensure they are included in the council’s Brownfield Land Register and Land Supply dataset: https://www.cpre.org.uk/resources/brownfield-land-register-toolkit/
Short 🧵about brownfield:
If you read @GeorgeMonbiot's article about how the deal to sell the land from beneath the #Totnes community's feet was done, you might like to message @SaputoInc to tell them how you feel about it. Is the #SaputoPromise worth the paper it's written on? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/15/england-right-to-build-laws-totnes-devon-housing?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Court rules that Environment Agency must do more to protect Staffordshire boy, 5, from landfill fumes: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/16/environment-agency-must-do-more-to-protect-boy-5-from-landfill-fumes-rules-court
Help save Britain’s hedgehogs with ‘hedgehog highways’! - Sign the Petition! https://chng.it/4VsRRzbs via @UKChange @CPRECheshire @StaffsCPRE @CPRE_Hampshire @cpreshropshire @CPRE @CPREDerbyshire @WorcsCPRE @CPRENY @cprelancs @Natures_Voice @RSPBEngland
Just one week left to purchase your CPRE Staffs Grand Summer Draw tickets! Fancy a canal boat cruise, a tasty hamper full of goodies or a delicious afternoon tea for two! Head to https://cpre-staffordshire.onlineweb.shop/Grand_Summer_Draw/p7198972_20623760.aspx
Rules to protect wildlife tilted in favour of developers, say campaigners https://www.channel4.com/news/rules-to-protect-wildlife-tilted-in-favour-of-developers-say-campaigners via @alextomo
Slight change of plan for our talk and AGM this year on 21 September. It's now a hybrid event, with the option to attend in person or online. Our guest speaker is @simonsegar from Harper Adams University who will be Zooming in. Book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cpre-staffordshire-talk-and-agm-tickets-165785905105
We have lots of great prizes up for grabs in our Grand Summer Draw, including a canal boat trip, afternoon tea for two, hampers, a day out at the Trentham monkey forest, and garden centre vouchers. Draw date is 21 Sep. Tickets are £1 each from our webshop: https://cpre-staffordshire.onlineweb.shop/Grand_Summer_Draw/p7198972_20623760.aspx
BREAKING: Our report finds that boosting hedgerows by 40% would create thousands of jobs, support climate action and nature recovery 👏
The government must stop dragging its feet and set a target to increase the hedgerow network by 40% by 2050. #40by50 http://www.cpre.org.uk/news/cpres-groundbreaking-hedgerow-research
How could bus services in Staffordshire be improved? Let the county council know your thoughts: https://consultation.staffordshire.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/bus-service-improvement-plan/?fbclid=IwAR3u_JZUKO5gVU8rEj3fUl9yTwarVa6oFqA773L1ctnb5aCI3XH2ngFOyJI
We're back to an in-person AGM this year (at the Haling Dene Centre in Penkridge) and look forward to welcoming Simon Leather @EntoProf as our guest speaker. Refreshments at 6:30pm, talk and Q&A at 7pm and AGM at 7:30pm. Book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cpre-staffordshire-talk-and-agm-tickets-165785905105
Eight weeks to shape the future as the consultation on the draft Black Country Plan 2039 opens, with a significant chunk of the Green Belt under threat of development.
Summer Newsletter and Notice of AGM - https://mailchi.mp/119829033721/cpre-staffordshireautumn-2019-newsletter-4883921
Important threat about the future of county showgrounds and agricultural shows at a time when the countryside is pivotal in the fight against climate change. We'll be at the Staffordshire County Show on 25 and 26 August.