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We welcome Mariella Frostrup as our new President

Becky Collier
By Becky Collier
12th May 2021

We are thrilled to announce that we have a new President – the wonderful Mariella Frostrup.

Mariella grew up in the countryside and moved to Somerset over a decade ago. She is now a permanent resident, often broadcasting her afternoon Times Radio show from her home just south of the Mendip Hills.

Mariella says: “…I’m honoured to be joining CPRE Somerset at a time when the value and importance of our magnificent rural landscapes, for our physical and mental well-being and in pursuing more sustainable lifestyles has been highlighted as never before. It’s exciting and challenging to take on this role as we try to imagine what the future will look like. How we embrace expanding rural communities post the pandemic while conserving the land and landscapes that we all have deep-rooted connections to – and is our children’s legacy – has never been more imperative.”

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.

Mariella Frostrup sits on a bench at a festival