We are CPRE, the countryside charity. CPRE Somerset works hard to enhance, promote and protect the Somerset countryside, including the rural communities within it.
CPRE Somerset (Campaign to Protect Rural England) is an independent charity, although we have strong links to our national office. Our key work includes monitoring planning proposals and making informed comments when developments threaten the character, wildlife or sustainability of our countryside. We also organise projects to enhance our countryside, including litter picks and helping Parish Councils to restore their historic fingerpost roadsigns. The branch publishes a newsletter, engages in social media, runs a programme of events and competitions, and advises members and the public on countryside issues.