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Dee Haas takes over as chairman

Dee Haas

We are delighted to announce that Mrs Dee Haas has taken over as chairman from 1st January 2014. Dee was brought up in rural Devon and has always been passionate about the countryside. A resident of Ellisfield in North Hampshire, Dee is known locally for her campaigning to raise awareness of the visual impacts of inappropriate developments on greenfield sites.She takes over at a time of enormous pressure on Hampshire's delightful countryside.

See press release (6 Jan 2014)

Wanted - Volunteer Treasurer

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Our current Honorary Treasurer is shortly leaving us. Therefore CPRE Hampshire requires a replacement voluntary treasurer. This is an opportunity for a qualified accountant to work with friendly and committed people and to do something good for the rural landscape. The role would involve working for about one day per month partly at home and partly in the county branch office near Winchester, plus 8 committee meetings per year.

For a role description and to discuss this opportunity please contact Michael Rescorle 01962 841897 director@cprehampshire.org.uk.


New Faces and Chairman's Update

Peter Bedford

CPRE Hampshire has announced the appointment of two new trustees - Dee Haas and Edward Dawson. We also say farewell to Jo George, our administrator. Our chairman, Peter Bedford, urges that our planners listen to the wishes of our local communities. As he says: "The work of CPRE Hampshire requires constant vigilance to protect our precious countryside. He also introduces our 2014 campaign 'Discover the Countryside'.

Read further details at New Faces and News from the Chairman


New President: The Earl of Malmesbury

The Earl of Malmesbury

The Earl of Malmesbury was elected as the new President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (Hampshire) in May this year. In an article to CPRE members he cites the challenge of reconciling town and country: “It will always be a matter of balance, but I am so happy that there is a CPRE to give a voice to rural England".

Read further details at Press Release and Newsletter Article


A Year of Challenges and Progress

christopher napier

Christopher Napier, chair of Planning and Policy, presented a review of the year for CPRE Hampshire at its Annual General Meeting on 28th May 2013. Planning featured heavily in his talk, with topics such as the National Planning Policy Framework, Local Plans (district and city councils) and Community Planning. Also covered were finances, membership and staff changes.

Read annual review 2012-13.


New Leadership, CPRE Hampshire

Michael Rescorle

Following the retirement of Anthony McEwen, CPRE Hampshire is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Rescorle as CPRE Hampshire Director. On his appoinment he said:

"As a son of a Cornish farmer and an enthusiastic user of our countryside for walking, cycling, fishing and general sightseeing, I fully support everything CPRE has done and is doing to ensure our beautiful countryside is preserved and enhanced. The countryside is invaluable."

Press release (28 Mar)
Message from Michael Rescorle
Bon Voyage from Anthony McEwen


Other News

The following are items of news affecting how CPRE Hampshire is organised and about developments at the county office and changes of staff.

  • Director's Review. Director Anthony McEwen reviews the past year. Topics include planning, partnerships, funding and membership (May 2012)
  • New from Bridgetts Farm Office. Jo George provides updates about our website, our Facebook page and ways you can support us. (May 2012)
  • Membership information. Welcome to new members. Securing our future. (May 2012)
  • Setting Course for the Future. Director Anthony McEwen describes the results of a one day workshop which explored the challenges and opportunities for CPRE Hampshire (April 2011)
  • Update from County Office. Jo George highlights what's kept the team busy recently, including organising events, managing membership and the '500 club' (April 2011)
  • Director's Progress Report. Anthony McEwen reflect on his progress and ambitions aftger his first six months in the post (December 2010)
  • A Note From Becky.... An update on changes to the local groups structure, campaigning successes and opportunities for volunteering (Spring 2010)
  • All Change at the Branch Office. Details of the retirement of Pam Mason, the move to Bridgett's Farm and the apppointment of Anthony McEwen as our new Director and Joanne George as our new administrator (June 2010)
  • John Venning - A Tribute. The untimely death of our chairman and how his work continues to help CPRE Hampshire (November 2009)
  • Office News by Becky French. Comments on our new Countryside & Design Awards, the launch of the newsletter and the challenge of fundraising (April 2009)
  • Lucy Stirling, our new fund-rasier. Lucy provides a profile of herself and her task to develop a fund-raising plan for CPRE Hampshire (April 2009)

This page last updated 6th January 2014.

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Hampshire Views No 7 Our Autumn/Winter 2013 newsletter Hampshire Views No. 7 provides updates on the work of CPRE Hampshire and partners
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