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Who we are

We are CPRE Gloucestershire, the countryside charity. We want a thriving, beautiful countryside that is accessible for everyone.


Our Team

CPRE Gloucestershire, the Countryside Charity is your local branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). Our staff team is made up of our Director Louise Williams and Office Manager Lesley Painter.

We are governed by a dedicated board of trustees:

Chair: Professor Patricia Broadfoot, CBE

Vice Chair: David Brooke 

Treasurer: Julian Oxley

Trustees: Ashley Smith, Colin Evers, David Crofts, Miranda Chalk, Steve Smith

Our President is Charles Martell

Meet our staff team

Meet our Trustees

Meet our president

We’re based in a beautiful spot right next to Gloucester Cathedral.

We have an amazing volunteer task force who are passionate about protecting the beautiful countryside and making it accessible to everybody.

Want to get involved?

There are two main ways you can get involved and support the work we do.


We have various volunteering opportunities.

Find your volunteering opportunity

If you have other skills not covered by our current opportunities get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.


or call 01452 309783

The office is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week (currently working from home during Covid-19 on these days).

Become a member

You can support the work we do by becoming a member for as little as £3 a month (individual membership) or £5 a month (household membership). This donation helps keep the volunteers doing important work for our countryside.

As well as doing your bit to protect our countryside, you’ll receive some great perks as a member of CPRE such as monthly subscriptions and discounts on local attractions and clothing.

Find out more about membership