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Lancashire - Campaign to Protect Rural England

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Bowden Bridge mass trespass plaque Bowden Bridge mass trespass plaque Photo: © Marcin Floryan, Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons License

CPRE Lancashire would like to take this opportunity to promote some events happening in your local area which are directly related to some of our campaign priorities.

Not only do we host our own events, but would like to support the work of other environmental charities and community organisations by making this information available on our website.

This list will be regularly updated so please check back and we hope to see you at some of these wonderful events! 


CPRE West Lancashire District is holding an introductory Neighbourhood Planning workshop on May 22nd at 7.30pm, at Ormskirk School.

Government legislation encourages local groups and Parishes to produce development plans, called Neighbourhood Plans that have legal status in helping guide; where and in what form development takes place.  They give residents an opportunity to work with the Borough to direct the detail of how the Local Plan affects very local areas.  Burscough are currently nearing the end of producing a Neighbourhood Plan.   However, while other parts of the country have many hundreds in place there are very few throughout Lancashire.

The workshop will be led by Jackie Copley MRTPI MA BA (Hons) PgCert., Planning Manager for CPRE Lancashire.

We wish to invite anyone and everyone to attend.

There will be a collection towards costs.

For further information please contact:- Karen Martindale, Chair CPRE West Lancs on telephone number 01695 421749.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CPRE Lancashire's 2019 AGM will take place at Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve on May 23rd at 3pm

All members are welcome to come along and enjoy tea and cake, pond dipping, birdwatching and a walk in the woods as well as voting in our Annual General Meeting!

Last September's meeting and walk at the reserve was very successful, and we hope that those of you who attended last time will return this time and see how different the woods look in spring!

To book your attendance, please click to download the booking form and agenda below. If you are a member of CPRE Lancashire and you are not able to attend the meeting, please download a Proxy Nomination Form, complete and return it to us to ensure that the meeting is quorate.

We hope to see you there!


Greater Manchester Walking Festival

The month of May sees the Greater Manchester Walking Festival take place, offering 400 guided walks in various locations. The festival is a fantastic opportunity to showcase and publicise the great walking opportunities and groups there are in Greater Manchester and to encourage people to walk more and more often.

The festival has been running for four years with 2018’s festival attracting over 5,000 participants on a led walk in Greater Manchester. Whether you stroll, wander, roam, amble or stride, or maybe shuffle, mooch, explore, step or push, this year’s festival promises to be the biggest and best yet and there’s hopefully something for everyone to enjoy, however you choose.

Download the festival guide here, or visit the GM Walking website for full details.



To focus more effort on important rural campaigns CPRE Lancashire has closed the Springfield Office in Leyland.  To get in touch with us, please contact or phone 01772 378831. Post can be sent to CPRE Lancashire, c/o Acres Brook, Sabden Road, Higham, BB12 9BL

Registered charity number: 1107376, registered company number: 05291461