Environment Agency Update on Drought in East Anglia

The July Environment Agency Drought update shows that, apart from one area on the Ouse (see map, below) and North Norfolk, which remains in drought, the whole of East Anglia is in “recovering drought”.  River flows are very low. Many rivers including the Cam have experienced dead fish events due to low water flow and hot weather causing low dissolved oxygen levels. Despite heavy rainfall in Feb…

Launch of Nature 2030 campaign

As members Wildlife and Country Link, CPRE welcomes the launch of the Nature 2030 campaign – promoting five key asks for policymakers ahead of the general election.

From a pay-rise for farmers to take better care of our precious hedgerows, to more protection for our fresh water sources – CPRE is supporting Nature 2030 in order to tackle nature’s decline and contribute to nature’s recovery.


CPRE at Ely Cathedral Green Fair

Ely Cathedral Green Fair 2023

CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be at Ely Cathedral’s Green Fair on Saturday 5th August.  The Fair, which starts at 10am is free to attend, includes stalls showcasing local environmental groups, artisan and eco-friendly produce, children’s activities,…

Rethink Cambridge: CPRE, Anthony Browne MP and our response to the government’s housing plan

new building, west Cambridge site: Hugh Venables

new building, west Cambridge site: Hugh Venables

On Monday 24th July the government announced its long term housing plan.  CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has serious concerns about the government’s…

Better Ways for Busways! (BW4B!) petition

The BWB4 campaign group has launched a petition to save the South East Cambridgeshire countryside. The CSETS busway which is being proposed by the unelected Greater Cambridge Partnership will create a 5 mile-long road for buses through the countryside near Wandlebury. The busway would:

  • Build over the lower slopes of the Gog Magog Hills.
  • Destroy the habitat of Water Voles…