Meet the team

Lois Wright

Director

lois.wright@cprebeds.org.uk

 

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.

Shelly Dennison
Digital Engagement Officer

shelly.dennison@cprebeds.org.uk

 

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 Christopher

Chair

martin.christopher@cprebeds.org.uk

 

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.

Paul Jenkins
Vice Chair

paul.jenkins@cprebeds.org.uk

 

Paul’s volunteering activities with CPRE Bedfordshire are largely focused on planning matters. With Gerry Sansom, Paul maintains an overview of planning issues in Bedford Borough, contributing comments to Local Plan consultations as well as comments on applications for major developments. Paul has represented CPRE Bedfordshire at inspections and appeal hearings. He also supports Parish Councils and local communities with local issues.

Paul has taken a special interest in the government’s Oxford to Cambridge Arc Growth Strategy. He is a member of a CPRE Working Group consisting of representatives from the county branches affected and the National Charity. Working Group members work together to provide a joined-up approach to lobbying and campaigning on matters of concern associated with the OxCam Arc.

Juliet Ware
Treasurer

juliet.ware@cprebeds.org.uk

 

Mary Walsh
Trustee

mary.walsh@cprebeds.org.uk

 

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.

Susan Lynch
Trustee

susan.lynch@cprebeds.org.uk

John English
Trustee

john.english@cprebeds.org.uk

 

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.

Fred Motson
Trustee

fred.motson@cprebeds.org.uk

 

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.

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