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We are seeking a Communications and Promotions Officer for our exciting GoParksLondon project. You will be part of a major new project promoting London's parks and the friends groups who are so important to making them great places to be. The job is offered part time 2 days per week for 12 months with potential to extend for a further 18 months. Please apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a CV and covering letter addressing the Person Specification by midnight on Tuesday 29 October. Interviews will be held in week commencing 4 November. We look forward to hearing from you!

Plans to build over 125 hectares of Green Belt unnecessary and unjustified, and will cause appalling congestion and pollution, say campaigners

Campaigners at CPRE London (1) have responded to the London Borough of Hounslow’s West of Borough Regulation 19 Consultation (2) which closes today 24 September 2019.

Alice Roberts of CPRE said: “London is incredibly lucky to have Green Belt – it has saved us from even more appalling traffic and pollution which is the most serious impact of urban sprawl. Building on these huge areas of Green Belt would lead to increased traffic and pollution in an area already beset by major air quality and congestion issues.

“Our Green Belt is also protecting our countryside, sites needed for sports and recreation and our top grade agricultural land - vital for our food security. And it is also keeping our temperature under control, managing increasing flood and heavy rainfall events and providing important habitat: many of the sites proposed for development are also Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (known as SINCs).

We have submitted a letter to Southwark Council objecting to an application to redevelop Dulwich Hamlet Football Stadium and its impact on precious Metropolitan Open Land at Greendale.

CPRE London responded to the Kingston Local Plan consultation in July 2019 raising concerns about indications that the Borough may be considering allocating protected Green Belt and/or Metropolitan Open Land for development. 

New scorecard shows wide variation between London boroughs’ progress towards the Mayor’s key transport targets

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 15:54

#GoParksLondon 2019 challenge is launched!

Written by CPRE London
Competition urges Londoners to uncover the life and diversity of London’s 3,000 parks.  Last year’s award-winning #GoParksLondon [1] campaign is back and will run 12 to 28 July. We’re challenging Londoners to get out and explore London’s less well-known parks and find out about the huge array of delights on offer, with the chance to win a prize for those who post photos of their favourites.

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