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18 June 2019

CPRE Hampshire is delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Countryside Awards 2019. Now in its 13th year, the awards scheme is a celebration of the innovative, diverse and sustainable work being done to support and enhance a thriving Hampshire countryside.

The Countryside Awards scheme is made possible thanks to sponsorship by The Southern Co-operative (Community and Voluntary sposor), Hastoe Group (Making Places),  Forest Holidays (Young People) and Hampshire Fare (Rural Enterprise).

The Judges met on Monday 17th June to assess the diverse and inspiring projects and applications. The 2019 shortlisted applicants are, in no particular order:

Community & Voluntary

2019 Shortlist:

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
New Forest Non-Native Plants Project

Bishop’s Waltham North Pond Conservation Volunteers
Pond Restoration

Headley Down Nature Reserve Trust
Restoration of Landfill Site

Grainger Plc & Fleet Beekeepers Association
Wellesley Bee Hives

The Watercress Way
Establishing a 26 Mile Circular Leisure Route

Making Places

2019 Shortlist:

Mayfield Community Partnership
Hawley Community Garden

Adam Knibb Architects    
Hurdle House

Whitchurch Silk Mill    
Restoration of Whitchurch Silk Mill

National Trust    
Foxbury

Young People

2019 Shortlist:

Sustainability Centre
Sustainable Landscapes

Enable Ability
Hampshire Youth Project

Down to the Coast
Woodland Apprentices

Rural Enterprise

2019 Shortlist:

Hill Farm Juice

Cold Pressed Oil

Chalk Stream Foods

Three Hares Honey

Awards judges are visiting the shortlisted projects over the summer. From 12th August, the Hampshire Choice Award opens the shortlisted candidates up to a public vote, with a chance of winning £500 towards their work. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 17th September 2017 at Littleton Millennium Memorial Hall near Winchester.

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Notes for editors

If you are interested in joining the Countryside Awards judges to visit a shortlisted project, please contact Penny Hudson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01962 841 897. Note – some visits have already taken place. Photos and further information on this year’s shortlisted projects are also available - please contact Tamzin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

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