CPRE Awards

Last Thursday 16th September the team at Wild Ken Hill were invited to attend the CPRE Norfolk Awards 2021 in Dereham Memorial Hall.

Aware of the great work that the CPRE has done, recognising and championing the good work of local people, public sector organisations, schools and businesses which result in positive impacts on the landscape and rural life across Norfolk, it was an honour to be part of the evening.

There were 27 entries across four award categories and the projects that we saw ranged from Coltishall Primary creating wildlife habitat, to Greater Anglia working towards railway corridor biodiversity, to the sanctuary of peace and open air theatre created by the friends of Kett’s Heights.

Light pollution, wildflowers, community spaces and inspiring young hearts and minds were high on the CPRE agenda. All the projects were affirmed by the strong volunteer base and strong sense of community, echoed in the room. Pandemic or otherwise, the variety of ages and efforts involved in the suite of projects confirmed that volunteers know to work together to make tangible differences.

Wild Ken hill were honoured to be the Winner of the Chair’s Award this year. We were thrilled to show Christopher Dady around the project in June where he was formally greeted by one of our enthusiastic Tamworth Pigs! The aspects of Wild Ken Hill which impressed the Chair were identified as the large-scale of our biodiversity project, the excellent educational and communication links and the blueprint the project provides to help mitigate climate change.

It gives enormous encouragement to hear that this project is recognised to have a positive impact on the protection and enhancement of the Norfolk countryside, and it was inspiring to sit alongside others in the room, all striving to achieve the same outcome.

We’d like to thank CPRE for their flattering recognition, and also Brunswick Investment management for their supportive sponsorship of the Awards.