CPRE Countryside & Environment Hustings

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CPRE Oxfordshire will be holding a Countryside & Environment Hustings at 6.30pm on Monday 1st July at Yarnton village hall. Book your place here Join us for an evening of debate and discussion with the prospective parliamentary candidates for the new constituency of Bicester and Woodstock. This is your chance to hear directly from those vying for…

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Vote for a beautiful & thriving countryside for all

Our manifesto for the next Government CPRE believes in countryside and green spaces that are accessible to all, rich in nature and that play a crucial role in responding to the climate emergency. We want to see political parties commit to support common-sense and practical policies that would help secure a thriving countryside for generations…

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FoI request unearths EA’s advice to Secretary of State regarding Abingdon Reservoir

GARD aerial photo montage of Abingdon Reservoir

Following a Freedom of Information request, the Group Against Reservoir Development (GARD) have unearthed the Environment Agency’s advice to the Secretary of State regarding plans for the reservoir at Abingdon. Their report states that the plan should not go ahead due to “outstanding concerns regarding costs, justification and options appraisal” and points more firmly towards…

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Opening the Gates!

A group of people, and a dog, gather around an accessible gate, smiling to camera

Celebratory walk, 14th May On 14th May, we invited a small group of people on a 3 mile celebratory walk around Nuneham Courtenay/Marsh Baldon, to mark the completion of the current stage of our Oxford Green Belt Way improvement project. CPRE Oxfordshire has been co-ordinating a major improvement project, increasing accessibility on the Oxford Green…

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Reaching out to Refugees

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Trip to Harcourt Arboretum, 13th May Last month we worked with Refugee Resource in Oxford to organise a small outing to Harcourt Arboretum for local women and children. For many it was their first time visiting the Arboretum and we were able to talk to them about the Oxford Green Belt and other green spaces.…

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District Chair Vacancies.

We have 3 District Chair vacancies – South Oxon, Cherwell and the City. Make a difference to your countryside, and work with like minded people. CPRE fights for a better future for the countryside and our rural communities. Campaigning is carried out by county-based branches, which aim to influence decision making on a range of…

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Join our Green Defenders Network!

Become a frontline volunteer and help make sure that new development doesn’t concrete the countryside.  Do you care about: We are urgently looking for planning volunteers to help us make sure new development respects and supports our amazing local countryside. We can provide all the info and training.  You need to be: Whether it’s to…

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