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Local Group Web Manager:Jo Simson

Local Group Web Manager:Jo Simson

Thursday, 22 November 2018 13:05

90th Anniversary a Year of Celebration

CPRE Hertfordshire is the county branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Founded in 1928, we are a separate registered charity.  Our part time staff and volunteers strive to celebrate and protect Hertfordshire's countryside for all to enjoy.
Throughout 2018 we have tried to mark this achievement in a variety of ways, we started with a new logo which heralded our achievement on a daily basis and we have started to publish a series of articles about our history on our website. It makes good reading so please do take a look.

A guided walk, led by Kevin FitzGerald, took place on Easter Monday in very inclement weather.  It was attended by a few hardy souls who were rewarded with amazing views of the Hertfordshire Countryside, a reminder of how precious it is and how important to continue trying to preserve it for future generations.
In mid-June, Elizabeth Hamilton gave an illustrated talk, it is the third year we have hosted a CPRE Hertfordshire talk during Welwyn Festival Week in the lovely Church Hall.  This is now becoming a regular and popular event in the festival calendar and gave Elizabeth the opportunity to tell a new audience about our History.
Our main event was an evening reception in July, we were joined by many members and local dignitaries who helped us to celebrate. There was a party atmosphere with sparkling wine, canapés and birthday cupcakes.  The final event was the 2018 AGM in September where a beautiful cake was cut and enjoyed by all.
 
90 years standing up for and striving to protect Rural Hertfordshire is an amazing achievement and we thank each and every one of you for supporting us in so many ways. 
We hope you were able to join us for at least one event in 2018.
 
Thanks to your support we look forward to continuing for many years to come.
CPRE Herts. responses to significant planning applications in March 2018 are stored here
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 11:49

CPRE Hertfordshire Spring 2018 newsletter

We are pleased to publish our latest newsletter "Spring 2018" available as a download. Please enjoy reading our latest news and we would appreciate any feedback to enable us to improve this newsletter.

 

 

The April site is situated in the Green Belt between Bragbury End and Hooks Cross to the southeast of Stevenage, where a new development of 550 homes is proposed. The walk starts and finishes in the village of Aston, and if timed for late April or early May should feature bluebells in Astonbury Woods.

Throughout 2018, our walk each month will feature the corresponding site in our "Countryside Under Threat" calendar. Our aim is to highlight these sites and raise their profile in aid of local campaigns to prevent their inappropriate development.

 This 4.2 mile circular walk was devised by CPRE Herts' Trustee Eliza Hermann.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:49

Keeping your data safe

General Data Protection Regulations – how we protect you data.  We are committed to keeping private all of the data that we have on members.

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 09:54

Chairmans letter to the Prime Minister

Richard Bullen our chairman has written to the prime minister raising concerns about building on Hertfordshires green belt

See the letter here

2018 marks our 90th Anniversary and we would like to invite you, our supporters, to join us in celebrating.

Kevin FitzGerald, our Hon. Director, led a circular walk from The Lion PH in Eastwick on Bank Holiday Monday, 2 April.

In June Elizabeth Hamilton will be giving an illustrated talk about the role played by CPRE both nationally and locally (more details here).

  

Other events are planned   Read more

 

The walk of just over 5½ miles starts and finishes in Eastwick, just off the A414 road 7 miles east of Hertford. The route climbs onto the high land to the north of the Stort valley, taking in Gilston Park and the remote Gilston church, the World War Two airfield at Hundson and Hunsdon village, before returning to Eastwick. It mostly crosses agricultural land and the paths can be muddy after wet weather. There is one stile.

Throughout 2018, our walk each month will feature the corresponding site in our "Countryside Under Threat" calendar. Our aim is to highlight these sites and raise their profile in aid of local campaigns to prevent their inappropriate development.

 

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CPRE Hertfordshire has written to Amanda Foley, CEO at St Albans City and District Council about their latest local plan consultation. This is because in CPRE’s view, the consultation document could be misleading because it claims that the Government has told the Council to build more than 900 homes a year for the period 2020-2036

 

Please see below the comments of Campaign to Protect Rural England Hertfordshire, referred to below as CPRE, on the Consultation Draft Plan

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Winter on the River Gade at Water End by ElizabethHamilton