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People from across the county gathered at the beautiful setting of John O'Gaunt Golf Club last night, to recognise and celebrate the people and projects making a positive difference to Bedfordshire's environment and countryside. The Awards were presented by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, on Tuesday 4th October 2016.

In his opening words, CPRE Bedfordshire’s chair Gerry Sansom paid tribute to the hundreds of dedicated volunteers that are active across Bedfordshire working to enhance and safeguard our countryside and greenspaces.

Join us for the CPRE Bedfordshire Living Countryside Awards 2016

The evening is a celebration of the great work that people are doing to benefit our environment in Bedfordshire. As well as the presentation of the awards, the evening will include a showcase of the shortlisted entries. 

Which people and projects are making a difference to the environment in Bedfordshire?

CPRE Bedfordshire is looking for entries for its 2016 Living Countryside Awards, to recognise the people and projects that are improving the county’s biodiversity, landscape, building design and local sustainability. Enter now!

CPRE Bedfordshire’s Living Countryside Awards were presented by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis at an awards evening on 7th October 2014 at the distinctive venue of Moggerhanger Park.

The Bedfordshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England held its 5th Awards ceremony at Sandy Lodge, the RSPB headquarters, on Friday 12th October 2012.

President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), Peter Kendall, himself a farmer in Bedfordshire, presented CPRE Bedfordshires fourth annual round of Living Countryside Awards on 7th October at a large gathering at Shortmead House, Biggleswade.

Tony Juniper, widely acclaimed environmental campaigner and writer, presented CPRE Bedfordshire’s Living Countryside Awards at a large gathering at Howbury Hall, Renhold on 11th December. 

Nicholas Crane presented CPRE Bedfordshire’s Living Countryside Awards at a large gathering held at Milton House Barn, Milton Ernest on 3rd December.  

The Bedfordshire branch’s first Countryside Awards scheme held its awards ceremony on Saturday, 6 December, at Howbury Hall, Renhold, Bedford, by kind permission of Julian Polhill and Lucy Copeman.

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