We’re passionate about making the Bedfordshire countryside a better place for everyone to live, work and enjoy.
We want to connect people to the countryside, wherever they live.
Love the countryside? Want to help us make it even better? Find out how.
Want to know about things to see and do in the countryside near you? We can help.
CPRE Bedfordshire supports local campaigners.
CPRE Bedfordshire responds to comments from the Mayor of Bedford.
The ringwork is a rare medieval castle.
Revitalising and restoring landscapes.
Regenerating land and buildings for nature and the environment.
Nature is the focus of Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16th May 2021.
Twelve places that shine a light on our local and national history.
With the school holidays fast approaching you might want to check out the 'days out' section of our website.
*Walking through history
*Bedfordshire by water
*The greener side of Bedford
This year's Summer Reading Challenge has a wildlife and environmental theme - do let us know which books are being enjoyed and about your wild adventures this summer!
@CPRE is launching a survey today to understand experiences of young people in #rural/#Coastal communities. If your 16-25 YRS OLD, write about your experiences of living/impact of Covid-19/and views on the future of rural/coastal communities! Submit here:
We've lost half our hedgerows since 1945, intensifying nature's decline and hindering the fight against climate change.
But we can turn this around.
Tell the government to start planting and restoring 1000s of miles of hedgerows every year #40by50 >> https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/85848/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=twitter
🍎 Applications for our school orchard and fruiting hedgerow packs are open! 🍏
The packs are free for all UK schools and have everything you need to plant your own school orchard, helping your students connect with each other and nature.
Apply now! 👇https://treecouncil.org.uk/schools-and-education/orchards-for-schools/
You can now read the our initial response to the Bedford Borough Council Local Plan 2040 Consultation.
We're pleased to welcome guest blogger, Jo Roberts, Community Engagement Officer with @forest_centre, to share a local success story.
Do you have a favourite place in the Forest of Marston Vale? Tell us about it in the comments below.
THREAD: Today we publish our six tests for the government’s planning proposals in collaboration with 21 other organisations!
We will use these six tests to scrutinise how the government reacts to its recent planning consultation, which received over 44,000 responses 1/3
The latest e-newsletter hit inboxes this morning.
You can read it here and subscribe to receive future newsletters - usually one per month.
The @wainwrightprize has released the longlist for this year's nature writing prize.
Which have you read or are looking forward to reading?
❗️LAST CHANCE TO OBJECT TO THE GREENWOOD DEVELOPMENT BY 1ST JULY❗️
Please lodge your objections to the proposed new town development on this stunning piece of #Bedfordshire countryside next to an ancient woodland. You can read all about it here https://www.cprebeds.org.uk/news/greenwoods-new-town/?fbclid=IwAR2AVd7Urbbe642bObtsGFLPx3bigftqcwqFUk-JhjQNXfnbagmVzWzgc5U
This fantastic video features Aaron from Central Bedfordshire.
What would a reliable rural bus service mean to you?
Lots of interest in yesterday's post about a possible extension to the @ChilternsAONB .
Take a look at our website for a whistle stop tour of designations like AONB and Green Belt, find out what they mean and where they are in Bedfordshire.
We are delighted to announce that @NaturalEngland will be exploring extending the #ChilternsAONB boundary. We’re excited to collaborate with Natural England & our partners on this work to deliver better outcomes for #nature, landscape & people. MORE: https://bit.ly/35LINCX
Natural England has announced that it will explore a ‘boundary extension’ to the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Would you support more of Bedfordshire being added to the AONB?
The consultation on Greenwoods New Town closes on 1st July - don't miss your chance to respond.
Find out more and read our full response 👇
We take a look at how churches are regenerating their land and buildings for nature and the environment.
Do you know of any faith groups in Bedfordshire doing great things for nature or the environment? Tell us about them below.
The full @CPRE response to the 2021 East West Rail route alignment consultation – prepared by @CPREBeds and @CPRECambs on behalf of CPRE nationally - can now be downloaded via our website.
We @CPRE have some ideas about how to get the right development in the right place including much needed social housing in rural areas…Boris Johnson under growing Tory pressure over planning reforms https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jun/20/boris-johnson-under-growing-tory-pressure-over-planning-reforms?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Young people living in #greensandcountry #Bedfordshire - tell us what you love about living here? https://twitter.com/greensandsocial/status/1397880284301910016