Campaigns

Musings on countryside, campaigning, railways and poetry

If you are a countryside campaigner, or a national treasure such as John Betjeman, how do you compare the Northamptonshire countryside with that of Berkshire for example?  Or with Lincolnshire?  How do current threats to the countryside compare with those…

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Brownfield first

CPRE has for some time recommended a policy of brownfield first – using land that is now redundant after having been previously developed - for building much-needed houses, in preference to taking farmland. While many people immediately see the sense…

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Town & Country Awards 2017

We have now published a leaflet on our Town & Country Awards competition for 2017.  The leaflet contains a nomination form and an explanation of how to nominate and which projects will be eligible for an award this year.  In…

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CPRE at Rockingham International Horse Trials

We feel that it is most important for us at CPRE to raise our profile among the people who live in the countryside, and to keep abreast of the issues that are on their minds.  An excellent opportunity to meet…

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Probably the finest food competition the world...

The Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards have been launched for 2016 - for what is expected to bethe best year yet!   The launch event was held at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth (see photo) – the…

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Clean for The Queen

Will your village or group Clean for the Queen to celebrate her 90th birthday, AND (at the same time) win a cash prize in the CPRE Northants 2016 Litter Heroes Awards? This year, it’s different.  CPRE nationally is very happy…

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