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Enhance your parish seminar

parish seminar

Following last year's successful event (see photo), CPRE Hampshire organised another seminar designed specifically to help parishes and amenity groups with their work. This was held on 10th November at Easton Hall near Winchester. The aim of the event was to share experience and to hear about how current campaigns can help improve your community.

The seminar program included the talk 'Protecting the countryside with a localised planning system' which explored the implications of a new bottom up approach to planning and how we can make the best of the reforms in practice. This was followed by workshops on 'neighbourhood planning' which looked at protection of your local countryside, using Local Landscape Character Assessments and community led planning schemes such as for affordable housing.

We ran workshops on subjects selected by delegates, as well as a talk on how your community can implement a traffic calming scheme, which draws on the experience of the successful community led project in Buriton.

For all CPRE group members these seminars are free for one participant. Any additional participants will be charged £10 to take part in the seminar - a great membership benefit.

Please note all non CPRE members, you can join CPRE on the day and we will deduct the cost of the seminar (minus the lunch) off the first year of your membership price - meaning they save £20!

We have now produced an information sheet for delegates and our member Parish Councils. A pack will be sent out in due course.

Funding for litter groups

If your parish is a CPRE member you are eligible for funding toward litter activities. It's not a large amount at £100, but we will supply you with litter equipment; pickers, bag holders and tabards, as well as campaign literature.

Do you have a local litter group...or does your local school, youth group, or community group want to organise something?

We have enough funding to support 7 groups across the county. The closing date is end of December, but the form is very simple to complete. If you would like a form, please email Becky French or call the branch office number.

This article first appeared in Autumn Update (Dec 2010) (PDF).

This page last updated 4th February 2011.

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