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Conservation group wins prestigious award

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Volunteers collect their award (Photo - CPRE)

We are very proud to be able to announce that the North Walsham Conservation Group have just won the prestigious CPRE Norfolk Thriving Countryside Award!

The award, which was presented to the group by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) at a ceremony at Norwich Cathedral on 19th November, recognises the volunteers' contribution to the character, biodiversity and accessibility of the countryside around North Walsham. Find out more on the North Walsham Conservation Group web page on our website.

We were presented with the Norfolk Thriving Countryside Award by CPRE. The judges were looking for a project that demonstrates initiatives designed to protect an integral area of Norfolk countryside long-term; enables that area to be economically viable; offers increased enjoyable access to the countryside; promotes and interprets that landscape’s characteristics and biodiversity; and engages a wide section of the community, broadening participation and widening understanding of the Norfolk countryside.

Needless to say, we agree that our North Walsham group ticks all those boxes! Many congratulations to our volunteers, and thanks to our funders (HLF) and our many partners.

Photo taken by Otto Ross-Jolly