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Latest news on the policing bill campaign

14 Jul 2021

On Monday 5 July Friends of the Earth and several other NGOs handed in petitions signed by almost 600,000 people against the dangerous proposals to crack down on protest and trespass.

How to campaign against the new Policing Bill

04 Aug 2021

The UK government has introduced the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which would severely clamp down on peaceful protest and criminalise trespass. This campaign guide explains the implications of the bill and shows how you can campaign against it to defend the right to non-violent protest, protect the way of life of nomadic Gypsy and Traveller communities and preserve access to the countryside.

End of year social event

09 Dec 2020

Join Friends of the Earth local group members and staff for a fun-filled event.

New findings on access to green spaces

17 Sep 2020

We've published some new research showing access to green spaces across England. 

Planning for the Future

15 Oct 2020

Guide to help groups respond to the government consultation on Planning for the Future. 

COVID-19 Event lead briefing

05 Aug 202049 kB DOCX fileDirect download

COVID-19 Event lead briefing

Reduced staff capacity in June 2020

04 Jun 2020

An update on staff capacity during June 2020.

Model letter to local planning authority

21 May 202028 kB DOCX fileDirect download

Use this letter to ask your Local Planning Authority (your council) to safeguard the role of local communities in the planning process and respect these same six key principles.

Safeguard the public voice in planning during the COVID-19 pandemic

01 Jun 2020

COVID-19 is causing widespread disruption to the UK planning system, which is there to ensure that the development and use of land is in the public interest. Recent legislation gave councils new powers to change the way they take planning decisions. This could undermine the public voice in planning and calls into question levels of transparency and democratic oversight of planning decisions.

Coronavirus guidance

23 Aug 2021

Our recommendations regarding coronavirus and resources to support you during this time. We will continue to monitor government advice on the subject and will review and update this page accordingly. Please do check back regularly.