Every picture tells a story, and the map(above) shows the precise impact of light pollution in the UK.

Based on the findings of our Str Count weeks earlier this year,
it highlights some blissfuly starry regions(indicated by the green dots),such as western Northumberland,where Kielder Water is currently campaigning to become Englands first dark sky preserve.However,it shows that more that half of us are experiencing severe light pollution(in red).

Although CPRE welcomed provisions against light pollution in the new NPPF,we are frustrated that Ministers are continuing
to grant exemption from the lighting nuisance regulations to
the major transport hubs and prisons-meaning that some of
the biggest light polluters will remin above the law.

"The above article first appeared in CPRE's Countryside
Voice Magazine"

For further information on light pollution
see: www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-do/countryside

Support local foods – try to make sure that 30% of your food comes from within 30 miles of where you live.
Please see www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-do/countryside

Hedge rows – see www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-do/countryside

Please visit the Woodland Trust for more information on the countryside

Recycling – please use all the local re-cycling sites but if containers are full DO NOT leave empty bottles or anything else lying around.
Use the sites at Langton Green Recreation Ground,George and Dragon and The Crown Inn.

For further information see: