Meet the team
Lois oversees the day to day operations and development of CPRE Bedfordshire. With a background in both the arts and charity sectors, Lois has a wealth of management experience and is keen to use this to develop the organisation.
Lois is particularly interested in how the countryside can improve wellbeing and in working with local communities to help protect their local environment and improve access to green spaces.
Digital Engagement Officer
Shelly manages the CPRE Bedfordshire website, e-newsletter and social media, as well as working on print communications like our magazine Bedfordshire Matters.
Shelly has a background in heritage outreach and her interests include connecting people to the countryside and access to nature.
Martin’s interests include the impact of development on air quality and the relationship between access to the countryside and green spaces and wellbeing.
With a background in logistics and transport, Martin is also interested in ways of minimising the impact of logistics activity on the environment.
Chris has been a Trustee and Treasurer of CPRE Bedfordshire since 2016. He spent his working career in Finance and Administration, and since retirement involved in local charities and as a volunteer driver of a Local Community Bus service.
Chris is interested in the protection of rural countryside, and local planning.
Mary’s interests include planning, at both local and national level, the Green Belt and countryside. Working in Central Bedfordshire, she has experience of planning and has represented CPRE Bedfordshire at inspections and appeal hearings in the past.
Mary also advises Parish Councils, local action groups and residents of central Bedfordshire in relation to the planning system, the Local Plan and responding to planning applications.
John’s interests include planning, at both local and national level, the Green Belt and Countryside. Working in Central Bedfordshire, he responds to planning applications and represents CPRE Bedfordshire at inspections and appeal hearings.
John also advises Parish Councils, local action groups and residents of central Bedfordshire in relation to the planning system, the Local Plan and responding to planning applications.
John is responsible for mentoring new Planning Volunteers in Central Bedfordshire.
Trustee Nominee – standing for election in October 2021
Fred lives in Central Bedfordshire and has a particular interest in how the countryside can help mitigate the climate emergency.
Fred is a legal academic with the Open University and so is particularly interested in how law and policy can be used to protect landscapes and ecosystems.