We’re passionate about making the 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.
Enter our competition to showcase what makes our Somerset countryside special.
We look forward to working with Mariella
Enter our photo competition: My Somerset – at work, rest & play.
Can you spare 2 minutes to clean up your countryside?
Our new boards give everyone the chance to do a #2minute litterpick
Now our #2minute Litterpick stations are kitted out with new sanitisers
Stuck for ideas for Father's Day?
Why not give Dad a gift that lasts all year and supports our wonderful Somerset #countryside ?
Membership from £36.00 a year - visit https://tinyurl.com/5exb8rer
#FathersDay #HappyFathersDay #fathersdaygiftideas #charity #somerset #environment
This #WorldOceansDay we salute everyone who has ever done a litterpick-as a group or on your own. Every bit of #litter picked up is one less thing to end up polluting our oceans and harming our #wildlife. Thank you.
Photo - @FromeCouncil Litter Warriors @CPRE #GreenClean 2019
Following this with interest as our Planner will be speaking at the appeal #planning #housing #Countryside #Somerset
Huge thanks to all our #2minutelitterpick volunteers. We now have over 80 people cleaning up Somerset bit by bit. We're so proud of you.
#VolunteersWeek #volunteering #volunteers #environment #litter #litterpick#countryside #Somerset #plasticpollution
Nearly 60% of car journeys are under 5 miles. There's a better tool for the job. For short journeys #BikeIsBest
Good news for Somerset #sustainabletransport
'Road verges covering 1.2% of Great Britain, an area the size of Dorset, could be used to grow wildflower meadows and create habitat for wildlife, an Exeter University study says.' Would you like to see road verges near you managed for nature? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/26/end-mowing-of-road-verges-to-create-huge-wildlife-habitat-says-uk-study #NoMowMay
The government's planning bill could force councils to release greenfield land for 400,000 homes in the south, while under-using brownfield land in the north.
Does this match the levelling-up agenda?
Our latest analysis in @thetimes today (£) 👇
Can you give 5 or 15 minutes to help stop litter, plastic and waste pollution? With our friends @GreenpeaceUK @mcsuk @sascampaigns and @KeepBritainTidy we've made an easy guide on how to contribute to the government consultation on a deposit return scheme. https://bit.ly/3y5LHPw
The price of single-use plastic bags went up today from 5p to 10p.
This is a step in the right direction, but we urge the government to act to end the litter and waste crisis once and for all.
We must see a fully inclusive #DepositReturn Scheme by 2023.
Looking wet & splashy out there again for the next couple of days. Sigh....
This wonderful pic is by Anita Harvey - Cows walking on water
To enter our photo competition https://tinyurl.com/4f75ybxa
#somerset #langport #cows #floods #photography #countryside #landscapephotography
Paging @borisjohnson 👀Don’t hit the snooze button on a #DepositReturn Scheme!
We’re sending the PM a message in a bottle, signed by thousands of us, telling him to get a move on and implement an all-in DRS.
Will you add your name now? 👇https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/80950/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=twitter
It’s time to deal with our waste ourselves #DepositReturn
An all-in deposit return scheme will increase recycling to over 90%, but the govt are delaying and diluting the scheme.
Sign our petition to tell them you want a gold-standard system now 👇 https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/80950/petition/1 https://twitter.com/GreenpeaceUK/status/1394202616410816515
Please send us your entries for our "My Somerset - at work, rest & play" photo competition. Two cash prizes - £100 each
This entry is "Together one May afternoon" by Jeanette Broughton
#photography #countryside #somerset #somersetphotography
Our lottery winner this month is our very own Trustee & super litterpick delivery man, Hugh Williams. Congratulations!
To join our club & support our work, visit https://tinyurl.com/v4unsjew
Meanwhile, enjoy these #bluebells - photo from lunchtime walk today #charity #countryside
Sick of seeing littered bottles & cans?
We can fix it and we need to keep pressure on Govt to stop delaying. Please sign our petition and share this video.
It's #MentalHealthAwareness week, so we're sharing the many benefits of the outdoors on mental wellbeing. Here's the positive impact of our wetlands! Did you know that 'research shows that visits to wetlands could be used to manage anxiety and depression?' https://www.cpre.org.uk/discover/when-a-blue-view-is-good-for-you/
This is why @CPRE is campaigning to save peat land and plant hedgerows....our bogs’: UK should harness all its landscapes in fight for climate – report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/12/love-our-bogs-uk-should-harness-all-its-landscapes-in-fight-for-climate-report-aoe?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Thank you Mariella. We are really looking forward to working with you. Oh - and Happy #SomersetDay !
We are thrilled to announce on #SomersetDay that we have a new President - the wonderful @mariellaf1
We are so looking forward to working with Mariella. She has a genuine love of the Somerset countryside and will be a great ambassador for our charity.