Who we are
We are CPRE, the countryside charity. We want a thriving, beautiful countryside for everyone.
About CPRE, the countryside charity
We’re working for a countryside that’s rich in nature, accessible to everyone and playing a crucial role in responding to the climate emergency.
With a local CPRE group in every county, we’re advocating nationwide for the kind of countryside we all aspire to: one with sustainable, healthy communities and available to more people than ever, including those who haven’t benefited before. We stand for a countryside that enriches all of our lives, nourishing our wellbeing, and that we in turn nourish, protect and celebrate.
We’ve worked for almost a century to support and promote the countryside, and we’ll be doing this for generations to come. That’s why we call ourselves ‘the countryside charity’.
The Kent branch of CPRE is a registered charity in its own right and has groups of volunteers in each district as well as specialist groups covering issues such as transport problems and historic buildings.
- Patron: Sir Robert Worcester
- Amanda Cottrell OBE DL
- Rt Hon Damian Green MP
- Tracey Crouch CBE MP
- Richard Knox-Johnston
- Chairman: John Wotton
- Treasurer: Mike Moore
- Peter Blandon
- Nigel Britten
- Julian Glenister
- Val Loseby
- Christine Drury
- Paul Buckley
- Graham Horner
The branch office has five members of staff:
- Hilary Newport (Director)
- Richard Thompson (Planner)
- Julie Davies (Planner)
- Vicky Ellis (General Manager)
- David Mairs (Communications and PR Manager)