National Parks England (NPE) represents the 10 National Park Authorities (NPAs) and presents a collective voice. In doing so NPE works with a wide range of other organisations that share a commitment to National Park purposes. NPE works closely with:
National Parks England provides the Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on National Parks, working closely with CNP. This group raises the profile of and seeks support for National Parks within Parliament.
We recognise the important place of National Parks within the broader protected areas community. We work with a number of other partners including:
National Parks England was established in April 2006 as the English National Park Authorities Association (ENPAA), responding to the increasing devolution of policy issues. Though our focus is on the 10 National Park Authorities (NPAs) in England, the 15 National Park Authorities across the UK continue to work as one family and learn from each other. The formation of country associations (NPE formerly ENPAA, and National Parks Wales) has enabled a more focused response to Government and other stakeholders.
In 2013 ENPAA changed its name to National Parks England, for greater consistence and clarity.
National Parks England is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, Company Number 06521048. Each National Park Authority within England is a Member, with the Chair of that Authority acting as a Company Director. The organisation is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association and standing orders.