We are delighted to share the news that SECA has been awarded one of CPRE Sussex’s 2020 Countryside Awards.  We got a Silver Award in the “Connecting People and the Countryside” category. This is a really welcome acknowledgment of all the hard work by SECA members across the whole of the South East, banging the drum for climate action.

Here’s a link to the write-up of SECA’s work and our achievements on the CPRE website.  And there’s a nice little video we created together charting the history of SECA so far, and our success in nudging councils to take climate change seriously.

There was good news for two SECA member groups too.  CPRE Sussex gave:

  • A gold award to Sussex Green Living, set up by SECA founding member Carrie Cort
  • A bronze award to Worthing Climate Action Network, Transition Town Worthing and Adur and Worthing Council for their highly successful Zero 2030 Conference in March.

You can find a full list of the winners of the CPRE Sussex Countryside Awards 2020 here.  There are some fantastic initiatives, from tree planting projects to a eco campsite.  There was a write up of the award winners in the Sussex County Times, where SECA got promoted to having a gold award.  We’re not complaining!  Here’s a video

Video introducing the CPRE Sussex Countryside Awards 2020


CPRE Sussex has been a member of SECA from early days.  They are the local branch of the national CPRE organisation.  Originally called the Campaign to Protect Rural England, CPRE has adopted the name the Countryside Charity.  CPRE Sussex work with communities, voluntary groups, businesses and local government to ensure that the Sussex countryside and green spaces can thrive. You can find out all about their important work, and how to become a member, from their website.

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