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.
Our new lottery club raises funds for our work and gives you 12 chances of winning for each ticket you buy
Covid-19 has renewed our appreciation of the great outdoors.
We are delighted to announce that we are able to offer funding to help restore historic signposts close to Hinkley C.
Reasons to be cheerful
One of our #2minute LItterpick #volunteers, Lorna Mann, has written this heartfelt open letter to those who litter.
If you feel inspired and want to help clean up our countryside, sign up as a volunteer at https://www.cpresomerset.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/
We do love a laid hedge! Looks a bit brutal at first but this ancient skill prolongs the life of the hedge & keeps it nice and gap-free. It will soon sprout into a wonderful wildlife corridor & effective stock-proof barrier. Win win!
#NationalTreeWeek #hedgerow #countryside
Rural homelessness: How we can help ‘hidden’ rough sleepers https://www.bigissue.com/latest/rural-homelessness-how-we-can-help-hidden-rough-sleepers/#.X8ilHI5cobw.twitter
Beautiful line of beeches at Draycott Sleights @SomersetWT reserve in @MendipHillsAONB
Photo by Judith Chubb-Whittle
#NationalTreeWeek #AdventCalendar #countryside #nature #Somerset
Love #socialmedia ? Love the #countryside ? Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help us? We are looking for a Social Media #Volunteer to help increase support for our #charity by showcasing our work to new audiences. Join our friendly team! https://www.cpresomerset.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/
As the countdown for Christmas begins, can you say no to single use PPE?😷
Purchase a reusable face mask today & save up to 25 days worth of single use waste in the lead up to Christmas!✨
Our step-by-step guide for creating a reusable mask at 🏡: https://bit.ly/3lVLyIg
It's #AdventCalendar time again! We're starting off with a rather summery picture by Ben Croxford of Eaker Hill, Chewton Mendip - but it's a beautiful tree and we wanted to celebrate #NationalTreeWeek Do share your favourite #Somerset #trees with us - we would love to see them.
So exciting to hear the #Somerset #Beavers are settling in nicely #rewilding #nature
Strong words from Simon Jenkins on what he calls 'Boris Johnson's "mutant" planning algorithm'.
We agree the government's new plans could pose a huge risk to the countryside and the communities living and working within it.
Green investment is welcome, but this is a drop in the ocean compared to the £27 billion lined up for road-building over the next 5 years. #ClimateEmergency https://twitter.com/hmtreasury/status/1331584902937141251
Our take on today's #SpendingReview:
When care workers are priced out of 9 in 10 rural areas and millions live in transport deserts, rural communities aren't getting a fair share.
It's time to supercharge spending to level up against rural disadvantage.
A major issue in Somerset where you can go out on the Levels and see peat being extracted right now. #peatfree @TheMontyDon
A poll of Tory MPs commissioned by @CPRE shows that over half would consider rebelling against the government's planning proposals. It's time for a wholesale rethink from @mhclg. Let's secure the voice of local communities in our planning system https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/11/21/tory-mps-threaten-rebel-controversial-planning-reforms/
We polled @Conservatives MPs and the majority are considering opposing the government’s plans to deregulate the planning system. 👀
Ministers need to think again, and put people, nature and the countryside at the heart of the planning system. https://www.cpre.org.uk/news/over-half-of-mps-oppose-planning-changes/
Help your local countryside charity while you do your Christmas shopping - https://mailchi.mp/936ab98c28c7/christmas-shopping
😀Want to share a smile this #Christmas ?
If you shop Amazon Black Friday Week deals from 20th - 30th November, you can help us care for our countryside: Simply shop at http://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1100860-0 and AmazonSmile donates to CPRE Somerset at no extra cost.
Not sure if this is beautiful - or freaky! I think it is probably both!
If we are serious about #climatechange and #naturerecovery it is time for our Somerset MPs to speak up against peat burning. Peat bogs are our rainforests and they need your support @JSHeappey @pow_rebecca @MarcusFysh @DJWarburton and Ian Liddell-Grainger
Tomorrow MPs will debate the burning of peatland.
Burning peatland needs to stop now and our peatlands restored if UK Gov is serious about tackling the #ClimateEmergency.
It's crucial that MPs take a stand. Tag your MP to ask them to attend and back calls to #BanTheBurn 👇
Promising signs of a government rethink on the housing algorithm that would have hiked housing targets in rural areas across England.
But the problems with the government's planning proposals go further than the algorithm.
We need a fundamental rethink https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/11/14/planning-algorithm-overhauled-government-amid-rebellion-threat/