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Can you help us to stand up for our green spaces?

10th March 2020

Our green spaces have never been more important. Vital for our health and wellbeing, our wildlife, tackling climate change and so much more. Yet, it feels like these precious areas are coming under ever increasing pressure.

At CPRE, we support sustainable development. But that means we need to get the right balance and avoid needless loss of our green spaces.

Having the right development in the right places is crucial. We need to be “climate smart” – so having plans that help us towards our net zero target. We believe that the right development is possible with a little more care.

We are seeing more and more questionable development across our region of Lancashire, Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester.

Whether it’s the potential new road through Rimrose Valley, or a new golf course in Hulton Park, or an expanding development in Bold – it seems like there are simply better alternatives available.

Sometimes it might feel like we are powerless to make a difference. But at CPRE we do believe we CAN make a difference.

Interested to help? Here are 3 simple ways you can join in.

1. Want to help but have no time? One of the easiest and most helpful ways to get involved is simply to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. And please encourage others to do the same!

We are still relatively new on social media but we believe that building a large public movement of people who care will be hugely important in restoring the balance – and of course this is a good place to find a range of helpful information and initiatives

2. Or come along to one of our events to find out more. We have a range of events from interesting walks through the green belt, to educational talks and much more planned in the months ahead.

3. If you have a bit more time, why not volunteer with us? Could you become the “eyes and ears” for your local area? Would you be able to help organise or support an event? Are you more interested in the communications aspects and helping build the movement for change? We have many opportunities so please get in touch if you want to discuss more.

If you want to hear more from some of our current volunteers, click the image below to watch a short video about the experiences of Aidan, Zoe and Amelia who have been getting involved in the last months.

Here are links to Zoe and Aidan’s work on brownfield, and Amelia’s article about the importance of green space for wellbeing.

If you want to find out more about our current priorities, take a look at our manifesto and consider sending the suggested letter to your MP to seek their support.

Thanks for taking the time to think about this. The current challenges are significant – but we believe that working together we can make a difference. We hope you can get involved too.

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