After 25 years, Bertram is moving on to pastures new – thank you from all at CPRE Essex

David Knight, CPRE Essex chairman, right, presents Bertram with the book Florilegium – Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First Voyage as a thank-you from CPRE Essex trustees for his many years of hard and dedicated work with the charity

We are sad to report that after 25 years of sterling service to CPRE Essex Bertram Rope has decided to retire.
Living close to Colchester, Bertram had to deal with many issues over the years but in particular the massive increases in the numbers of houses being proposed or built in what has become one of the fastest-growing areas of Essex.
He brought to the charity a rare mix of abilities – a steely attitude but a personal charm and cheerfulness, as well as a vast array of contacts from across Essex and beyond.
Bertram and his wife have relocated to Norfolk to be close to their son. Their new home is in a most idyllic and peaceful part of Norfolk in the heart of the Brecks.
All at CPRE Essex wish them a long and happy time there together.