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CPRE Northants AGM - 25 September 2017

For our members: in this article you can access the items which are for discussion at our 2017 AGM at Great Houghton at 3.30 pm on Monday 25 Sept 2017.  (See the mailing on the event that was posted in late August for further details.) To find out more about…

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An evening of Christmas Carols and Music

St Mary’s Church, Easton Neston As of late November 2017 there are still spaces left in St Mary’s Church.  It is a lovely medieval church that has resounded to traditional carols for more than eight centuries.  Our singing will have the benefits of the Consensio singers and Frances Maksinski on…

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Our 2017 spring quiz “Find the Professions” was fiendish!

It took a little while to work out the pattern, and if you didn’t finish it, take heart – no-one scored 100%.  However, we did have two clear winners, and Tim Jefferis now has our prize cheque to the value of £50.  Robin Jones took the second prize of £25.…

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Branch Annual Report & Accounts for 2016

Like all registered charities, CPRE Northamptonshire is required by law to publish its Annual Report and Accounts each year. Click View Full Article and then follow the link to view ours for 2016.

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HS2 - is anything happening?

The short answer is not a lot, but activity is expected to pick up soon.  The High Speed Rail Hybrid Bill has been returned from the House of Lords to the Commons after their Lordships’ amendments, and Royal Assent was received on February 23. CPRE Northamptonshire is continuing to engage with…

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CPRE's new Solar Panel Guide

CPRE Northamptonshire supports a new national solar panel guide that helps property owners.  Get these panels right, and they can be an attractive part of your home and lower your electricity bills. That’s the message about solar panels from CPRE and BRE, a leading building science centre, who have teamed…

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Launch of Countryside Design Guide - Sept 2016

PRESS RELEASE Northamptonshire Countryside Design Guide CPRE Northamptonshire, in conjunction with the Rockingham Forest Trust, have produced a new publication, “Northamptonshire Countryside Design Guide”.  The aim of this publication is to provide a descriptive analysis which explains in simple terms the essential design relationship between the Northamptonshire landscape, local settlement…

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Emma Bridgewater announced as new CPRE President

Press release issued 24 May 2016: Pottery designer and businesswoman Emma Bridgewater is to be the new national President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), succeeding former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion, who served four years in the role. Emma has become a household name for her popular…

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Proposed road-rail interchange between Blisworth and Milton Malsor

Many of you will have seen news reports about the Rail Central proposal to build a new Strategic Rail Freight Rail Interchange. It would occupy the area just north of Blisworth bounded by the west coast mainline, the Northampton rail loop, the A43 and Milton Malsor.  Not surprisingly, this proposal…

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Superfast Broadband - CPRE Roadshow Nov 2015

At our November Roadshow the presentaton from the Superfast Northamptonshire Broadband Team was well received. Broadband roll-out is proceeding well generally, but there are some villages in the county which are not yet getting speeds of even 2mbps, and in others the service is unreliable.  The Government target is for speeds…

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Summer Pimms party, with music, at Great Oakley Hall

Mrs Hugh de Capell Brooke of Great Oakley Hall near Corby has invited all CPRE members to this party at the Hall.  This will be on Thursday 20th August, 6.30pm to 8.00 pm. We anticipate a strong demand for this event, so please save the date and then look out for your…

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SUMMER QUIZ 2015 - FIND THE FLOWERS

It was the cause of much head scratching for the gardeners and cryptic crossword addicts of Northamptonshire - and their friends around the globe. However, the closing date has now passed and so the answers can be revealed. Of the correct entries we received, the winners drawn out of the…

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CPRE Planning Road Show - June 2015

Another in our series of successful road shows has just been completed.  The topics covered were: Making Planning Responses Count: ways of making effective   ·      responses to Local Plan Consultations and Planning Applications, and ·      appearances at Public Inquiries.   The keynote speaker was the Senior Planning Officer from CPRE’s national office, Paul Miner.  Paul's…

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2015 Town & Country Awards

CPRE Northamtonshire's biennial competition is again inviting nominations for examples of good landscape and building design in five separate categories. This year's Awards leaflet with all the details of hte Awards is at the end of this link.

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REPLY TO CPRE SURVEY QUESTIONS FROM RHEA KEEHN, LABOUR PPC FOR KETTERING

We asked all of the parliamentary candidates standing for MP in the Northamptonshire constituencies in the May 2015 General Election five questions on matters of importance to us.  Below are the questions and response, which we are happy to publish without endorsement: What will you do to ensure that preference is given…

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REPLY TO CPRE SURVEY QUESTIONS FROM TOM PURSGLOVE, CONSERVATIVE PPC FOR Corby & East Northamptonshire

We asked all of the parliamentary candidates standing for MP in the Northamptonshire constituencies in the May 2015 General Election five questions on matters of importance to us.  Below are the questions and response, which we are happy to publish without endorsement: What will you do to ensure that preference is given…

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REPLY TO CPRE SURVEY QUESTIONS FROM ANDREA LEADSOM, CONSERVATIVE PPC FOR SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

We asked all of the parliamentary candidates standing for MP in the Northamptonshire constituencies in the May 2015 General Election five questions on matters of importance to us.  Below are the questions and response, which we are happy to publish without endorsement: What will you do to ensure that preference is given…

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REPLY TO CPRE SURVEY QUESTIONS FROM ROSE GIBBINS, UKIP PPC FOR NORTHAMPTON SOUTH

We asked all of the parliamentary candidates standing for MP in the Northamptonshire constituencies in the May 2015 General Election five questions on matters of importance to us.  Below are the questions and response, which we are happy to publish without endorsement: What will you do to ensure that preference is given…

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Reply to CPRE survey questions from Angela Paterson, Lib Dem PPC for Northampton North

We asked all of the parliamentary candidates standing for MP in the Northamptonshire constituencies in the May 2015 General Election five questions on matters of importance to us.  Below are the questions and response, which we are happy to publish without endorsement: What will you do to ensure that preference is…

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Reply to CPRE survey questions from Jonathan Hornett, Green Party PPC for Corby & East Northants

We asked all of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates standing for MP in the Northamptonshire constituencies in the May 2015 General Election five questions on matters of importance to us.  These are the questions and response, which we are happy to publish without endorsement: What will you do to ensure that…

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Reply to CPRE survey questions from David Mackintosh, Conservative PPC for Northampton South

We asked all of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates standing for MP in the Northamptonshire constituencies in the May 2015 General Election five questions on matters of importance to us.  These are the questions and response, which we are happy to publish without endorsement: What will you do to ensure that…

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Reply to CPRE survey questions from Dr Jonathan Munday, UKIP PPC for Wellingborough

We asked all of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates standing for MP in the Northamptonshire constituencies in the May 2015 General Election five questions on matters of importance to us.  These are the questions and response, which we are happy to publish without endorsement: What will you do to ensure that…

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Reply to CPRE survey questions from Callum Delhoy, Lib Dem PPC for Daventry

We asked all of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates standing for MP in the Northamptonshire constituencies in the May 2015 General Election five questions on matters of importance to us.  These are the questions and response, which we are happy to publish without endorsement: What will you do to ensure that…

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Obituary - Lady Juliet Townsend 1941 - 2014

Lady Juliet Townsend DCVO, President of CPRE Northamptonshire, died on 29 November 2014 aged 73. During nearly 40 years of membership of the branch she gave it great support and encouragement. Her death is a great loss. She was chairman for 10 years until 1998 when she became Lord-Lieutenant of…

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Obituary - Keith Allsop RIBA MBE 1925 - 2014

Keith Allsop was a member of CPRE for over sixty years. He was involved in the re-establishment of CPRE in Northamptonshire after the Second World War, and for many of those years a member of the County Executive serving as Technical Secretary, Vice Chairman and Chairman. In latter years he…

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Renewable Energy update - October 2014

Brian Skittrall updated everyone at the CPRE Northants October 2014 Road Show in Great Houghton.  Select View Full Article and then click to read his presentation deck here.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL ANTI-LITTER COMPETITION 2014

If you are a school governor, parent or grandparent: do you care about the litter invasion?  The following letter that has gone to all primary school headteachers in Northamptonshire.  If you do care, please use your influence to ensure that your school participates.  Thank you. Dear Headteacher, Are you as…

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The search for Northamptonshire’s ‘Local Food Hero’ is underway

At CPRE Northamptonshire we are continuing our support for the Local Food heroes of the county.  We beleive that  a thriving rural economy helps greatly in the fight to protect the countryside. Do you know someone whom you think of as a ‘Local Food Hero’?  A person or a business…

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HS2 Route - try the new mapping tool

CPRE nationally have collaborated with the specialist mapping company ITO World Ltd to produce a mapping tool which will show some of the impacts of the planned route.  You are invited to visit www.hs2maps.com to check it out. Current noise and compensation laws focus mainly on the impact to people’s homes.  While this is…

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CPRE Northants Planning Road Shows 2013

This year 2013 we held two of our popular Road Shows to help Parish Councillors with current planning issues. Our Autumn Road Show was entitled "Recent Changes to the Planning System and how these might affect you".  The agenda was: Fiona Howie, Head of Planning at CPRE’s National Office, spoke…

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School Litter Poster Competitions

Our school litter poster competitions are sponsored by the Wilson Foundation Trust and the Margaret Giffen Trust.  Over 230 year 7 pupils were involved in a pilot scheme at Campion Secondary School, Bugbrooke, championed by Steve Beck, science teacher.  More than 40 posters were judged by Lady Robinson, Sir Paul…

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Town & Country Awards 2013

This biennial competition will run again this year.  We are again inviting nominations for landscape and other projects, in addition to new and refurbished buildings.  We welcome nominations from members and non-members. Full details are on the Nomination Form

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Local Food Hero of the Year Awards 2013/4

We continue to work for a successful Northamptonshire rural economy, without which our countryside would be endangered.  Again we are sponsoring an award for the Local Food Hero of the Year, as part of the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards.  The Awards are devised by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP),…

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Our response to the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2011 -2031

This is our response to the JCS consulation, submitted on behalf of CPRE Northants North District in October 2012 by David Charlton-Jones, chairman. Introduction CPRE have engaged with the preparation of a strategic growth plan since the emergence of the MKSM Sub-Regional growth strategy. Conditions have changed dramatically in the…

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An ill wind blows in Northamptonshire...

...according to Peter Stanford of the Daily Telegraph, in his feature article of May 7, 2012. Northamptonshire’s uncrowded and gentle landscape is in danger of becoming the wind farm capital of England.  Below are some edited highlights - read the entire article here.  'It’s undistinguished.” Bill Driver pronounces his verdict…

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Letter of thanks to Chris Heaton-Harris MP

Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris has organised a letter to David Cameron, signed by 106 MPs, criticising the industry as “inefficient” and demanding that its £400 million-a-year subsidies should be “drastically cut”.  The letter also outlines fears that turbines can blight the countryside, and urges the Prime Minister to change planning laws…

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Planning: Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods

As part of the Government’s continuing drive to empower people to take an active role in shaping the future of the areas in which they live and work, CPRE Northamptonshire in partnership with Northants CALC are hosting two free of charge events under the banner Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning. The…

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NPPF - Letter to the county's MP's

SIr Paul Hayter has written to all 7 of Northamponshire's MP's to register our concerns at the Government's proposed Planning Framework: Dear { } As a branch we in CPRE Northamptonshire are very alarmed by some of the Government’s proposals for reform of the planning system as currently set out…

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Fly-tipping and Litter

...are the twin scourges of Northamptonshire - and of other counties too. To learn what our president Bill Bryson and CPRE are doing nationally, click here

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Local Foods

We at CPRE Northants are running a campaign to increase awareness of Local Foods in the county. Our bid for £5,000 of Grassroots funding has been approved by the Northamptonshire Community Foundation. The new project, called ‘Buy Local, Eat Local’ will be an outreach awareness and fact finding project aimed…

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