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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 >

Staycation with a Bicycle… back up north

Staycation with a Bicycle… back up north

Wednesday 6 October 2021

August 2021 Christine and David Knight look back on two special walks Apart from a couple of outings locally, the bikes didn’t clock up many miles in July as we spent more time walking some of the many Essex footpaths. Two of the walks were quite memorable. The first was a walk along the coast […] Read more >

Staycation with a Bicycle

Staycation with a Bicycle

Thursday 1 July 2021

Christine Knight and husband David, CPRE Essex chairman, have dusted down the cobwebs and taken to their bicycles as they reacquaint themselves with the glories of the Essex countryside. Here, in the first of a series of articles or ‘blogs’, Christine tells how the couple ventured to the idyllic borderlands shared with Suffolk.    May […] Read more >

We jingled, we didn’t mingle and we all had the most wonderful time!

We jingled, we didn’t mingle and we all had the most wonderful time!

Thursday 17 December 2020

David Knight, CPRE Essex chairman, joined some 500 others for the hugely successful Essex Farmers’ Drive-in Carol Service in Chelmsford Advertised as Jingling without the Mingling and held at Chelmsford City Racecourse on a chilly, grey and wet December afternoon, the brilliantly-organised Essex Farmers’ Drive-in Carol Service was an absolute pleasure. Led by Rev Canon Janet […] Read more >

CPRE Essex AGM 2020: a virtual affair but an absolute triumph

CPRE Essex AGM 2020: a virtual affair but an absolute triumph

Thursday 15 October 2020

Any fears that CPRE Essex would struggle with the ‘virtual’ holding of this year’s AGM by Zoom were predictably dispelled as the event proved a resounding success. Thorough preparation and a couple of dry runs meant chairman David Knight was able to conduct proceedings (on the morning of Saturday, October 3) without a hitch and […] Read more >

CPRE Essex Annual General Meeting: you can read the documents here

CPRE Essex Annual General Meeting: you can read the documents here

Wednesday 2 September 2020

As already announced, this year’s AGM of CPRE Essex is being held ‘virtually’, by Zoom, on Saturday, October 3, at 10.30 am. CPRE chief executive Crispin Truman will be the guest speaker. If you wish to ‘attend’ the AGM, please let us know by Friday, September 18, at office@cpre-essex.org.uk or RCCE House, Threshelfords Park, Inworth Road, […] Read more >

Government responds to CPRE Essex letter on Landscape Review

Government responds to CPRE Essex letter on Landscape Review

Tuesday 28 July 2020

The final report of the much-anticipated Landscape Review, published in September 2019, concluded more than a year’s analysis of whether protections for England’s National Parks and AONBs were still fit for purpose. The government had ordered the review in May 2018, asking “in particular, what might be done better, what changes will help and whether […] Read more >

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