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Boosting hedgerows by 40 per cent would create 25,000 jobs, CPRE research reveals

Boosting hedgerows by 40 per cent would create 25,000 jobs, CPRE research reveals

Monday 6 September 2021

For every £1 invested in hedgerows, as much as £3.92 is generated for the wider economy, new research from CPRE, the countryside charity, has revealed CPRE is calling on the government to stop dragging its feet and set a target to increase the hedgerow network by 40 per cent by 2050, which would be a […] Read more >

Hedgerows: how we can help protect a countryside treasure

Hedgerows: how we can help protect a countryside treasure

Wednesday 1 September 2021

They are one of the most familiar features of the Essex countryside. We find them lining roads, railways and footpaths. We see them bordering fields and gardens. But hedgerows are under threat from poor management practices and development pressures and many have been removed. Hedgerows originally defined ownership boundaries and provided shelter and stock-proof barriers […] Read more >

Our open letter to government: heroic hedgerows and climate change

Our open letter to government: heroic hedgerows and climate change

Tuesday 10 August 2021

CPRE, the countryside charity, has joined with other major charities to call for urgent action to extend the country’s hedgerows by 40% by 2050 to protect nature and help tackle the climate crisis. Our humble hedgerows are the unsung heroes of the countryside. They have been adding beauty and character to our landscapes for centuries […] Read more >

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