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Please join us on Saturday, October 1, at Grange Barn for our AGM

Please join us on Saturday, October 1, at Grange Barn for our AGM

Wednesday 17 August 2022

This year’s CPRE Essex AGM is being at held at the Grange Barn, Coggeshall, on Saturday,  October 1. Chairman David Knight is thrilled to be inviting members to the lovely venue, which is managed by the National Trust and marks the approximate halfway point of the Essex Way. This year is the 50th anniversary of […] Read more >

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

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

Wednesday 17 August 2022

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 […] Read more >

Design in Uttlesford: you can have your say!

Design in Uttlesford: you can have your say!

Tuesday 9 August 2022

Would you like to help shape new design code for Uttlesford? Uttlesford District Council has been successful in its funding bid to produce a district-wide design code. It will be produced over the next few months and be a planning document used by local people, planning officers and developers in the preparation and assessment of […] Read more >

Take part in the CPRE Essex photographic competition to show the beauty of the Essex Way

Take part in the CPRE Essex photographic competition to show the beauty of the Essex Way

Thursday 28 July 2022

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Essex Way, CPRE Essex is launching a photographic competition – and everyone is invited to join. Our organisation played a leading role in bringing about this beautiful 81-mile walk from Epping to Harwich and we can think of no better way of acclaiming its joys than sharing pictures […] Read more >

The big beast that does things very much its own way…

The big beast that does things very much its own way…

Thursday 28 July 2022

Much though we all love country life, it does have its moments… Normally chilled photographer Gordon Ridgewell reports: “I can’t even sit in the garden tonight, with the big beast making loads of noise and everything covered with dust.”   Read more >

William Smith, basket maker

William Smith, basket maker

Thursday 28 July 2022

We have gone too long without the beautiful writing of Anne Boileau, so here’s a delightful piece to lighten our summer spirits… Delving into Trevor Disley’s fascinating book of old photographs of Coggeshall, I discover William Smith, basket maker, who supplied our town with all manner of baskets from his workshop in West Street. Before […] Read more >

Farmland that could grow 250,000 tonnes of vegetables a year lost to development, CPRE research shows

Farmland that could grow 250,000 tonnes of vegetables a year lost to development, CPRE research shows

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Two million fewer people can be fed their five a day from vegetables homegrown in England as prime farmland lost to development Food security concerns increase, with 60 per cent of England’s finest agricultural land at the highest risk of flooding from climate change Almost 300,000 homes have been built on prime farmland – with […] Read more >

Crispin Truman to step down as CPRE chief executive in autumn

Crispin Truman to step down as CPRE chief executive in autumn

Wednesday 20 July 2022

It has been announced that Crispin Truman will be stepping down as CEO of CPRE, the countryside charity, at the end of September. In his five years leading CPRE, Mr Truman has done much to change the charity’s position to become a positive voice for the countryside, extended its political network and overseen a series […] Read more >

Keep this fight going: the message is clear at Lower Thames Crossing walk

Keep this fight going: the message is clear at Lower Thames Crossing walk

Monday 18 July 2022

“This is not a done deal – the Lower Thames Crossing is hanging by a thread.” Becca from Transport Action Network had travelled from Hampshire to join a range of campaigners for last week’s Woodland Trust walk at Shorne Woods Country Park and Ashenbank Wood near Gravesend. Both sites (they comprise part of the same […] Read more >

CPRE Essex responds to National Grid pylons consultation

CPRE Essex responds to National Grid pylons consultation

Tuesday 12 July 2022

CPRE Essex has given a strong response to the National Grid consultation on the East Anglia GREEN scheme, which will entail a new line of pylons running from Norwich to Tilbury. The response, submitted by Tricia Moxey, CPRE Essex vice-president, reads: “CPRE Essex is deeply concerned by National Grid’s East Anglia Green Energy Enablement (GREEN) […] Read more >

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