AT LEAST 501 CONSERVATION
AREAS ARE AT RISK ACROSS ENGLAND.
HELP US CHANGE THIS.
THE HARD TRUTH
AT LEAST 1000
CONSERVATION AREAS ARE LOCATED IN AN AREA WITHOUT A CONSERVATION OFFICER
DECREASE IN CONSERVATION OFFICERS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT SINCE 2006
56% OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT THEY LIVE IN A CONSERVATION AREA
We are gathering evidence through our various campaigns to ensure conservation areas are given greater resources and protection because we want to see
improved community awareness and understanding of the nature and value of Conservation Areas
stronger support for Conservation Areas among politicians and policy makers, national and local
more Conservation Areas protected from damaging change.
Between 2017-2022 and with the support of Laura Sandys, the civic movement will be raising awareness of conservation areas and we want you to show your support. Sign up today to join our newsletter which will keep people updated on our activities. Support our campaign here.
FIND YOUR NEAREST CONSERVATION AREA AT RISK
The number of conservation areas at risk is at least 502 in 2018, down from 512 in 2017.
This means that 6% per cent of England’s conservation areas are now considered to be at risk. With funding cuts and continued pressure on local authority conservation staff (37 per cent of conservation staff lost since 2007), the problem is likely to get worse.
The Big Conservation Conversation was launched by Civic Voice at the 2016 Annual Convention and AGM in Chester to reverse this trend. We are being supported by the APPG for Civic Societies and Civic Voice's Vice-President, Laura Sandys.