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Campaign to Protect Rural England

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Charity information

Campaign to Protect Rural England

CPRE fights for a better future for the English countryside. We work locally and
nationally to protect, shape and enhance a beautiful, thriving countryside for
everyone to value and enjoy.

Founded 1926

  • Mission statement

    The English countryside is unique, essential, precious and finite – and it’s in danger. Every year, a little more is lost forever to urban sprawl, new roads, housing and other developments. Rural shops and services are under pressure and intensive farming is changing the character of the countryside. Climate change, too, will have serious impacts on the rural environment.

    Locally and nationally we stand up for the countryside, protecting it from the
    threats it faces, and working to shape its future for the better. We’re a grassroots organisation, with more than 200 local groups, a branch in every county and 60,000 members and supporters. At the same time our national office gives the countryside a voice in Westminster, in Europe and in the media. Our local knowledge and national profile means CPRE is effective in tackling both the specific issues that really matter to our members, and the wider challenges the countryside faces.

    CPRE has been standing up for the countryside for almost 90 years. Without us,
    the countryside would be a very different place – and England would be poorer
    for it. While the countryside is important to the local and national economy, its value is far greater than that: it is a vital part of our well-being and our national identity.

    We will continue to stand up for the countryside, so it can continue to sustain, enchant and inspire future generations.

  • Aims

    Campaign to Protect Rural England aims to:

    • We aim to initiate and support activities that directly improve the countryside and rural communities.
    • We aim to influence planning decisions that affect the countryside at local and national levels.
    • We aim to influence government policies and legislation that affect the countryside.
  • Overview

    Established: December 1926

    Registered Charity Number: 1089685

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 39

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 200

    Phone number: 020 7981 2800

    Address: Campaign to Protect Rural England 5-11 Lavington Street London SE1 0NZ

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