Who We Are
CPRE is the Campaign to Protect Rural England. It is a national charity that helps people to protect their local countryside where there is threat, to enhance it where there is opportunity, and to keep it beautiful, productive and enjoyable for everyone. It has 60,000 supporters and a branch in nearly every county. The head office is in London. Our Patron is Her Majesty the Queen and successful business woman, Emma Bridgewater is our President. Bill Bryson, the well-known author is a Vice President.
The 43 County Branches are independent charities, run by their own executive committee. National office coordinates the Branch network, provides advice and information, and receives back local input which informs national decision-making and strengthens its ability to influence both national and local government policy. There is also a regional structure, in our case, the West Midlands.
What We Do
Our core business is responding to planning applications within the county’s nine District, Metropolitan, Borough and City Councils. Supporting those that are appropriate and enhance our towns and countryside, making them a better place to live, work and enjoy. And importantly opposing those that we feel adversely affect the countryside.
We initiate campaigns and support existing groups around the county helping them to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations.
Where We Are
The Warwickshire CPRE Branch covers the countryside of Warwickshire and the interests of people in Solihull, Coventry, Birmingham, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick, Leamington, Stratford on Avon and other towns. The Branch has over 700 members and 100 parish councils and 30 affiliated organisations are also members. The branch produces an annual report and a newsletter four times a year.