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On 23rd June, the Environment Agency announced the move into a period of Prolonged Dry Weather (‘developing drought’) in the Cam & Ely Ouse river catchment. The PDF outlines what this means for the community, and what actions they are taking to minimise damage to the environment.

Click here to download the PDF

CPRE campaigns to reduce light pollution so we can enjoy stunning starry skies - but imagine how bats feel about too much artificial light. Joanna Ferguson from the Bat Conservation Trust gives us a Bat’s Eye View: https://www.cpre.org.uk/discover/a-bats-eye-view/

The results of CPRE's February 2020 ‘citizen scientists’ star count are in! Over 2,500 people recorded more than 27,000 stars within the Orion constellation over the course of a week. To see an interactive map of the findings, which will tell you how much light pollution is obscuring our starry skies, go to:https://www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-care-about/nature-and-landscapes/dark-skies/star-count-2020-results/

The results of CPRE's February 2020 ‘citizen scientists’ star count are in! Over 2,500 people recorded more than 27,000 stars within the Orion constellation over the course of a week. To see an interactive map of the findings, which will tell you how much light pollution is obscuring our starry skies, go to:https://www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-care-about/nature-and-landscapes/dark-skies/star-count-2020-results/

CPRE’s Chairman Crispin Truman OBE writes that "as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, we need a dramatic rethink on transport policy and visionary leadership on when and where other benefits to society outweigh the need to provide space for the private car." Quite simply, road building cannot continue post-lockdown. For Crispin’s full article, see: https://www.cpre.org.uk/opinions/tarmac-and-be-damned-road-building-cannot-continue-post-lockdown/

CPRE’s Chairman Crispin Truman OBE writes that "as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, we need a dramatic rethink on transport policy and visionary leadership on when and where other benefits to society outweigh the need to provide space for the private car." Quite simply, road building cannot continue post-lockdown. For Crispin’s full article, see: https://www.cpre.org.uk/opinions/tarmac-and-be-damned-road-building-cannot-continue-post-lockdown/

CPRE was responsible for the creation of Green Belts in 1938 and it remains a campaign priority to support them. You can download CPRE's February 2020 statement on its position and policy on Green Belts here: https://www.cpre.org.uk/resources/green-belt-cpres-policy-position/

CPRE was responsible for the creation of Green Belts in 1938 and it remains a campaign priority to support them. You can download CPRE's February 2020 statement on its position and policy on Green Belts here: https://www.cpre.org.uk/resources/green-belt-cpres-policy-position/

If we can find a way to conduct the AGM business in a manner that will be safe and inclusive for all our members, we will publish details here and in our next e-newsletter.

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