Gloucestershire Campaign to Protect Rural England

Skip to navigation
Lucy Blyth - CPRE Gloucestershire
Lucy Blyth

Lucy Blyth

2 July 2019 


Support Kit by donating here: SupportKitsWingWalk


Kit Braunholtz is a man who likes a good challenge it seems. He is also proof that age is simply a number. They say you are as old as you feel. If you feel like attaching yourself to the wing of a plane, to celebrate your birthday, then you would look as young as Kit does now! Kit has been passionate about conservation since the 1970s and has been a lifelong member of CPRE. At 90 Kit’s thinking is inspiring. He is looking to the future by dedicating his Wing Walk to a cause that is focused on caring for our countryside for our children, our grandchildren and future generations.  Climate change, and the disappearance of our nature and wildlife, is hitting the headlines on a daily basis. Kit is making his own headlines by doing something positive to help highlight these issues by strapping himself to the wings of a biplane at Rendcomb airfield on August 7th.

13 March 2019

CPRE Gloucestershire’s Rural Excellence Award 2019 Scheme is now open for nominations. The Awards panel are hoping to encourage nominations from teams of professionals who are tackling significant rural issues like affordable rented housing. ‘The example set by the 100% affordable housing development at Whittington Close, St Briavels, last year, is an inspirational illustration of the local District Council working with partners to provide nine rental properties, meeting an identified housing need,’ comments Richard Lloyd, Vice Chair of CPRE Gloucestershire.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 11:31

New CPRE member's passion for walls

9 January 2019

I recently had the privilege of interviewing a new CPRE Gloucestershire member, Chris Leach, who is a well-known face around the Cotswolds. Chris is a true example of someone who found a rural passion and turned it into his job. Those of you who are lucky enough to combine passion with employment will know it does not come quickly or easily. It often takes hours, even years, of dedication and considerable experience but always accompanied with a love of what you do. Chris is no exception and now builds and restores Cotswold dry-stone walls all over Gloucestershire and beyond.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 12:36

Privacy Policy

Campaign to Protect Rural England Standing up for your countryside

CPRE Gloucestershire privacy policy

Our privacy policy

CPRE Gloucestershire works to protect, promote and enhance our County towns, villages and countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy. We could not do this without support from people like you, and we are committed to protecting both your data and your privacy.

We want you to feel assured that any information you give us is held securely and safely, whether you are working for us, supporting us through membership, campaigning, donations, volunteering, fundraising or events.

This policy outlines what data we collect, how we may use it and how we keep your data safe.

'We' or 'us' means the Gloucestershire Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Community House, 15 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LZ. Registered Charity 248577.

This privacy policy seeks to comprehensively cover the key areas relating to personal data held by CPRE Gloucestershire, but in the interests of clarity it is not an exhaustive list of all our policies and practices in these areas.

This policy will change from time to time, as we keep up to date with legislation and regulation and to remain aligned with any relevant changes in our programmes and operations. If material changes are made, we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the website. You can keep up to date by visiting these pages.

Getting in touch

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected. You also have the right to ask us to delete any personal information we hold about you. In some cases, we may be unable to delete data, such as if it is required for tax or Gift Aid purposes. In these cases, we will ensure that you are removed from future communications and processing. We are committed to ensuring you receive only those communications you choose.

You can access your personal data held by us or request to receive your information in part or its entirety in machine-readable format.

For all questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy or the processing of your personal information, please do get in touch. You can write to:

The Data Protection Lead
CPRE Gloucestershire

Community House

15 College Green



You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 01452 309783.

Why and how we collect your data

When you give it to us directly

The vast majority of personal data we hold is given to us directly by our campaigners, supporters, and volunteers in the course of them interacting with our services, websites or fundraising activities.

When we are working with a third party

We may work with third party sites such as and These independent third parties will only share your data with us when you have given permission for CPRE Gloucestershire to contact you. We may use Mailchimp to manage our email marketing. You can find the privacy policies of our third-party data processors here:

When you donate to CPRE Gloucestershire you will be requested to provide details. We use CAF Donate. For more information see CAF Donate Terms and Conditions .The information you give (name, address, telephone number, amount donated, form of payment, Gift Aid) will be kept securely by CAF and shared with us. We use this information to write and say thank you for your donation and for audit purposes. If you prefer not to give your details to a third-party donation platform then you can donate directly into our bank account. Please call the office on 01452 309783 for more details

When your information is available publicly 

We may combine information that we already have about you with information available publicly or information available from external sources to gain a better understanding of you. This includes the use of profiling and screening techniques to ensure communications are relevant and timely, and to provide an improved experience for our supporters. Profiling also allows us to target our resources effectively, which supporters consistently tell us is a key priority for them. We do this because it allows us to understand the background of the people who support us and helps us to make appropriate requests to supporters who may be able and willing to give more than they already do. Importantly, it enables us to raise more funds, sooner, and more cost-effectively, than we otherwise would. 

Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for social media and messaging services like Facebook or Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.

You can opt out of your data being used in any of the above-mentioned ways at any time by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 01452 309783

What data we collect

Personal information is any data that can be used to identify you. It can include, but is not limited to, any of the data listed below.

Data protection law recognises that there are sensitive categories of personal information, such as health information, racial or ethnic origin, or religious beliefs or other beliefs. We would only collect sensitive personal information where there is a clear need to do so such as health information to enable participation in a challenge event. Before we collect any sensitive personal information, we will make it clear what information we are collecting and the purpose we are collecting it for.

Information we collect from you directly or from third parties with whom we work, may include:

  • name
  • address
  • email address
  • telephone number
  • contact preferences
  • bank account details for setting up a regular direct debit
  • credit card details for processing credit card payments
  • employer details for processing a payroll gift
  • taxpayer status for claiming Gift Aid
  • National Insurance number
  • marital status
  • health history
  • date of birth, age, and/or gender.

We do not use cookies to collect this type of information.

We may also collect and process information about your interactions with us, including details about our contacts with you through email, SMS, post, on the phone or in person. This might include the date, time, and method of contact, details about donations you make to us, events or activities that you register for or attend or any request for support.

We may also collect and record other relevant information you share with us about yourself, such as your interests or your affiliations with other charities, your community or campaign groups, your Council or Planning Team.

Children’s data

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children and young people who volunteer with us, fundraise for us, attend events organised by us or engage on our website. Where necessary we will obtain the consent of a parent or guardian in order to collect and use personal data of children.

If you are a child and would like to get involved with CPRE Gloucestershire, please obtain your parent or guardian's consent before sending any personal information to any website or CPRE Gloucestershire. Where we have activities for those under 18 we will ask your age. Please ensure you speak to your parent or guardian before taking part in these activities.

How we use your data

Campaigning for a beautiful, living countryside is something we cannot do without the help of people who share our passion. Raising funds, running campaigns and involving as wide a range of people as we can in our activities is hugely important to us.

We try to offer diverse ways to support and get involved, and use a range of channels to suit member and supporter preferences, such as our website, postal, email and telephone appeals, and postal and email newsletters and information publications. We may create profiles and database segmentation to ensure communications are relevant and timely and to provide the best possible experience for our members and supporters. We may also invite members and supporters to participate in research occasionally. We will always ensure we have your consent, if you have not already done so, before contacting you by email or text for marketing purposes. 

The law allows personal data to be legally collected and used by an organisation if it is necessary for a legitimate business interest of the organisation – as long as its use is fair and balanced and does not unduly impact the rights of the individual concerned. We will send relevant marketing by post on the basis that it is within our legitimate interests to do so. If you feel you would like to reduce the amount of post you receive from us or prefer not to receive postal marketing at all, simply contact our Data Protection Lead, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 01452 309783 

If you are a member of CPRE and request not to receive post, please note that we will continue to post legally required membership documents such as voting papers and AGM notifications, and membership renewal notices. 

Data sharing within CPRE network

CPRE national office will share membership data supplied by you (or collected about you) with CPRE Gloucestershire, if we are your local Branch. The CPRE network is supported by the national office and together we deliver CPRE’s charitable objectives to protect, promote and enhance the English countryside.

When you become a member of CPRE, you join both the national office and your local CPRE branch. The national office will share your contact details with us so that we can keep you informed of local news and events, and invite you to their Annual General Meeting. 

Data sharing with third parties

We do not share, sell or swap your information with other organisations for their own marketing purposes. We will share membership data within the CPRE network as described above.

There are a number of legitimate situations where we may share your information with third parties whom we have contracted to fulfil specific services for us. This will include organisations such as mail fulfilment houses and email broadcasters who will send out our marketing materials on our behalf. In all of these situations we set up a written contractual agreement that will ensure that those organisations can only use the data provided for the specific purposes we direct them to do, and that they have in place strict security requirements in order to protect your personal information.

We may disclose your personal information if we are requested or required to do so by a regulator or law enforcement or to enforce or apply our rights (including in relation to our website or other applicable terms and conditions) or to protect CPRE, for example in cases of suspected fraud or defamation, or to comply with any other applicable legal obligation.

Keeping your personal information safe

We take appropriate physical, electronic and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate and up to date.

Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal information, the transmission of information over the Internet is never completely secure. We do our best to protect personal information, but we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to our website, so any transmission is at the user’s own risk. However, any payment card details (such as credit or debit cards) we receive on our website are passed securely to our payment processing provider according to the Payment Card Industry Security Standards.

How long will we keep your data?

We remove personal data from our systems in line with our data retention policy. The length of time each category of data will be retained will vary on how long we need to process it, the reason it is collected, and in line with any statutory requirements.

After this point the data will either be deleted or rendered anonymous. In certain specific situations, for example where a supporter has kindly pledged a legacy to CPRE in their Will, we will maintain their details up to the time when we need to carry out the legacy administration and communicate effectively with their family.

Some of the reasons why we may contact you

  • To set up or renew your membership
  • Process membership subscriptions, donations or other payments
  • Set up or alter a direct debit payment
  • Notify you of opportunities to get involved in your local area e.g. volunteering opportunities
  • Ask you to support one of our campaigns e.g. signing a petition or lobbying your MP
  • Ask you to donate to one of our appeals
  • Reclaim tax on your donations by claiming Gift Aid
  • Send you publications such as Gloucestershire Views and Annual Reports
  • Update you on campaigns through email newsletters
  • Invite you to take part in a raffle or other gaming opportunity
  • Participate in fundraising events
  • Making or changing your Will
  • For market research or surveys
  • To notify you of local CPRE activity in your area.

If at any time you wish to change the information you receive from us or you are concerned about how you are being contacted you can let us know, by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call us on 01452 309783. 

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 09:55

Donate to give your countryside a voice

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:46

Love Rural Life

The aim of our 'Love Rural Life' Awareness Campaign is to connect our passion for the countryside with the need to protect it.

By celebrating the beauty of our landscapes and the vibrancy of rural life, through personal stories and photographs, we hope to promote more conversations about ways to protect and enhance the countryside, along with its towns and villages. We want you to help us give the countryside a voice by joining our campaigns to promote: 

a) More affordable housing for the young

b) Better public transport for our rural communities

c) More awareness in schools about the threats to the countryside and the opportunities to help protect it

d) A focus on developing the right homes in the right places

e) Reductions in litter and waste and increases in recyling opportunities

f) Better night skies and the reduction of light pollution

g) Rural employment

What you can do today:

  • Please sign up to our newsletter via the link on the right hand side of this page.
  • Tell us if you have a story, or if you know anyone with a story, about passions for the rural life, personal efforts to protect and enhance the countryside, for example, our wildlife, woodlands and meadows or groups working to enhance and promote their rural communities.
  • Send us a photograph that 'says it all' - why you love rural life - for our Photo of the Week. Send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


9 October 2018

CPRE Gloucestershire is delighted to welcome Charles Martell as our new President. As Campaign and Marketing Manager at the Branch, I was given the opportunity to catch up with Charles last month to ask him about his passions and his motivations.

In my interview with Charles, my first question, “What motivates you?” received a simple and succinct two-word answer, “Gloucester Cattle!” Charles explained, “These cattle (there were only 68 left in the world in 1972) formed the landscape around us. They were used to farm the land and work it with traditional yokes for hundreds of years”. 

9 October 2018

This year CPRE Gloucestershire Rural Excellence Awards were given to a broad range of projects but there was a significant celebration of affordable housing in the County. “At a time when we are seeing wrong houses being built in the wrong places across the County, it is encouraging for us to recognise well designed, well built affordable housing in Gloucestershire,” commented Professor Patricia Broadfoot, Chair of CPRE Gloucestershire. “This is how it can be done. These are showcases of housing designed for our young people, young families and communities. We need to shout out about it,” continues Professor Broadfoot. 

Monday, 16 July 2018 15:18

'There is a Better Way'

CPRE release Alternative Vision for Gloucestershire 2050

16 July 2018


The LEP, County Council and University of Gloucestershire have recently presented a vision, Gloucestershire 2050, and are leading a public consultation on its plans. In response to concerns about some of these proposals, CPRE Gloucestershire has recently released its own vision, ‘THERE IS A BETTER WAY’ for the County to 2050.

In its vision, ‘THERE IS A BETTER WAY’, CPRE focuses on the prosperity of the people of Gloucestershire, by increasing the value of their jobs, rather than mass in-migration to fill a hugely increased number of lower value jobs.

11 June 2018


The Government sees Neighbourhood Plans as a way forward for rural communities to have a greater influence in securing the right development for their area. Over 500 plans have now been completed in England and passed at a local referendum.  But are they effective in preventing inappropriate development and in encouraging the kind of development sought by rural communities? 

This was the topic of a workshop event on 6thJune jointly hosted by CPRE Gloucestershire, the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council and the Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils.

Page 1 of 2
Back to top

jeremy thomas 79493 unsplash