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CPRE Bedfordshire launches 2020 Fighting Fund appeal

30th January 2020

Together, we can protect the Bedfordshire Countryside.

Our Chair, Gerry Sansom, writes:

As we enter 2020, I am greatly concerned about the growing threat to our Bedfordshire countryside. Despite the climate emergency and the crisis of dramatic biodiversity loss, I am disappointed that both local and national government still seem to be more concerned with building unsustainable new roads and the wrong types of new homes in the wrong places. With the current state of politics, I fear that the countryside is being overlooked. Whether you read our branch magazine Bedfordshire Matters, follow us on social media or keep up to date via the website I am sure that you will be equally concerned about the appalling environmental vandalism that is happening across our county.

The team at CPRE Bedfordshire are working hard with your support, to stand up for our countryside. Both staff and volunteers commit many hours acting to defending those areas such as the Bedfordshire Chilterns AONB north of Luton threatened by the proposed A6 – M1 Link Road. They work to promote our campaigns including aimed at stopping the unsustainable level of development proposed for the Oxford – Cambridge Arc.

We want to ensure that our green spaces are protected now and for future generations to enjoy.

We urgently need to strengthen our campaigning so we have launched the “2020 Fighting Fund” to ensure we have the funds to take action when it is needed. This may be seeking legal advice, wider promotion of our campaigns to raise awareness or taking legal action alone or in partnership with other organisations. Together, we can protect the Bedfordshire Countryside.

We’re working for a countryside that’s rich in nature, accessible to everyone and plays a crucial role in responding to the climate emergency. But we can’t do this alone. We need the help of local people like you so if you value your countryside, please show your support by donating to our 2020 Fighting Fund and together we can achieve more.

Please give what you can to help us protect Bedfordshire in 2020 and beyond.

Download the donation form below or donate online here.

2020 appeal letter Final

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