Help shape National Parks for the future!

We’ve been fighting for National Parks for 80 years... But now we want to know what you think could make them even better!

As part of our 80th anniversary, we’re starting a ‘Big Conversation about National Parks’ and encouraging as many people as possible to help shape National Parks for the future by completing our survey. Fiona Howie, our chief executive said,

“We are proud to stand up for National Parks. But, in our heart of hearts, we know they can be even better. To feed into our thinking about this, we are asking people to tell us what they think those changes could be.”

English version: www.surveymonkey.com/r/cnp80yrs

Welsh version: www.surveymonkey.com/r/cnp80cymraeg

We've also got the support of our Honorary Life Vice President and mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington who agrees we need to think outside the box about what we want for the future of National Parks. He said:

“Our National Parks contain a natural beauty equal to any that I have observed anywhere in the world. The fact that they have been preserved so well is due to the protection and loving care given by their status as National Parks.

We should never be complacent however. The needs of the people living within the Parks and of those visiting them, gaining so much from their beauty and character, have inevitably changed with the years. I’ve spoken out in the past about changes to National Parks that would be beneficial to local people and the economy. I think these kinds of things need to be discussed in this conversation that I warmly welcome. The challenge is getting the right balance.”

Fiona concluded: “Whether you think the Parks are brilliant just as they are, have thoughts on what could make sure the Parks are vibrant and sustainable for decades to come, or even if you’ve never been in a National Park because you don’t think they’re for you, we want to hear from you.”

Do the survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/cnp80yrs

If you're a tweeter please use the hashtag #cnp80 @campaign4parks

For any more information contact Gemma, our comms officer on 0207 981 0891, Mob: 07972 630 135 or email: gemma@cnp.org.uk