We believe that our effectiveness can be increased by working in partnership with like-minded organisations. Already we have a number of partners who work with us on specific campaigns, projects and studies, sponsor specific activities or support us in other ways, as listed below alphabetically.
We would welcome approaches from others who would like to enhance their own efforts by collaborating with us in some way. Therefore, if you think your organisation has something to give to CPRE's environmental efforts in Hampshire and you want to capitalise on the green credentials of your own work, please contact our director Michael Rescorle (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Four New Partners (May 2015)
We are please to welcome four new partners, who will work with us in different ways to achieve common aims:
- Green Hampshire - encourages volunteering for conservation and other projects.
- HALC (Hampshire Association of Local Councils) - a not-for-profit membership organisation representing the 262 parishes in the county.
- HARAH (Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing) - a partnership for building small groups of afffordable homes in rural communities.
- Hampshire Farmers' Markets - a community interest organisation that aims to bring the best quality, in season local produce to the people of Hampshire.
Chawton House Library is a UK registered charity with a unique collection of books focusing on women's writing in English from 1600 to 1830. The Library's mission is to promote study and research in early English women's writing; to protect and preserve Chawton House, an English manor house dating from the Elizabethan period; and to maintain a rural English working manor farm of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, for the benefit of everyone. The two organisations share benefits for their respective members, such as events.
See press release (Oct 2012).
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is a membership organisation which represents and supports owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales. CPRE Hampshire has been working in partnership with the CLA on our fly-tipping project, which deals with private land and as such CLA members have been taking part in the project. We also share events programmes (LINK) and CPRE members are welcome to join any of the forthcoming events (subject to availability).
See CLA South East events (external link - opens in new window).
Dutton Gregory Solicitors provide services for private clients and companies. Based in Winchester they also have offices in Southampton, Bournemouth and London. They are our new sponsors for the Rural Enterprise category of our Countryside Awards.
East Hampshire District Council is the local council which covers the East Hampshire area. CPRE Hampshire has worked with their Waste Management team on our 'Stop the Drop' anti fly-tipping project in East Hampshire.
Environment Agency (EA) is the UK government agency concerned mainly with rivers, flooding, and pollution and fly-tipping is also within their remit. CPRE Hampshire is running the 'Stop the Drop' anti fly-tipping project in conjunction with partners including the EA. The data from the project feeds directly into the EA's crime analyst database, which informs their overall fly-tipping strategy for Hampshire.
Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection is is an Independent Charitable Trust and Accredited Museum and a renowned centre of expertise in natural history. In partnership we will collaborate wherever possible on projects of mutual interest or joint funding applications that support education and the sustainability of nature and landscape in the county.
See press announcement (May 2012).
Hampshire Association of Local Councils (HALC) is a member-owned association acting as a support organisation and representative body for the 261 parish and town councils, including 21 parish meetings, of Hampshire. In our work with Parish Councils and Community planning, we are developing a number of partnership projects with HALC, including opportunities for planning training & our annual CPRE parish seminar.
Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust provides an advisory role and operates from the Bursledon Brickworks site where it hosts a series of lectures and practical courses related to building conservation. It was founded as part of Hampshire County Council's response to European Architectural Heritage Year in 1976. For almost 30 years the Trust purchased and restored a number of threatened buildings before putting them back on the market, but changed its operation in recent years to reflect changes in the property market. We are working with them on the 'Eyes and Ears' initiative
Hampshire Enterprise Circle (formerly Hampahire Ambassadors) is a network of over 1,500 participants. Run by Hampshire County Council it aims to stimulate investment and encourage business development in the county. Every month visits are made to leading-edge companies in Hampshire with the aim of encouraging business excellence in firms throughout Hampshire. CPRE Hampshire is currently working in conjunction with the Enterprise Circle to promote the Countryside Awards.
Hampshire Fare was established in 1991 by a small group of food producers who wanted to actively promote the benefits of buying local produce. Member businesses range from pig farmers and wine makers to farm shops and four star hotels. Any business that produces, sells or serves local produce from Hampshire is entitled to join Hampshire Fare. CPRE Hampshire is committed to local foods and is currently working in conjunction with Hampshire Fare to promote the Countryside Awards.
See press announcement (Nov 2011).
The Hampshire Gardens Trust is the only voluntary organisation in the County to identify the needs and opportunities to conserve, protect and enhance the County's rich heritage of parks, gardens and designed green spaces. With a clear synergy, we are working together on the 'Eyes and Ears' initiative and potential visit opportunities.
See press announcement (Feb 2012) :: Article (May 2013).
Hill Farm Juice is an award winning local business who make apple juice which is lovingly made from handpicked fruit to produce high quality, traditional apple juices with a variety of different flavours and characteristics. All made on the farm in Hampshire's beautiful Meon Valley. Hill Farm Juice support CPRE Hampshire in supplying juice for their events throughout the year.
See feature article (PDF: 1.3Mb))
Holiday Inn Winchester is the UK's first new generation Holiday Inn Hotel. Situated in rolling Hampshire countryside close to the South Downs, it provides ultra-modern accommodation and facilities. Our partnership has given us preferential rates for a function room and we are exploring other opportunities to work together.
See feature article (PDF: 250kb)
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is the principal UK body for those in the agricultural industry. They provide a strong and respected voice for the industry and supporting the needs of its members locally, nationally and internationally. CPRE Hampshire has been working in partnership with the NFU on our fly-tipping project, which deals with private land and as such NFU members have been taking part in the project. With so many areas of clear synergy, we hope to announce partnerships in other initiatives in the future.
See NFU article about puppies and livestock.
NFU Mutual is a mutual insurance company that has its roots in farming. Since 1998 it has expanded its business beyond farming and now also offers pensions and insurance products through 300 local branches. NFU Mutual pays for the postage of our biannual newsletter Hampshire View and sponsors our AGM.
Radian provides nearly 21,000 affordable homes in the South East. Its subsidiary Drum Housing Association won one of our 2009 Countryside Awards for its project at Privett Green, Petersfield - a development of 148 environmentally sustainable, mixed tenure affordable homes. In 2014 Radian has become the sponsor for a new category in our Countryside Awards Scheme, that of 'green buildings'.
See press announcement (March 2014).
Smiths Gore which has offices in Winchester and Andover is one of the UK's leading firms of chartered surveyors and property consultants. It sponsored the rural enterprise category in our 2011 and 2012 Countryside Awards. It also manages land for Steve's Leaves, the main sponsor of the awards.
See press announcement (May 2012).
South Downs Discovery is the website to go to for good quality, up-to-date information on the South Downs National Park. It also provides money saving services to walkers and cyclists to help you get the most out of your trip to this beautiful area. It is a sponsor of our Electric Bike network.
See press announcement (Apr 2012).
Steve's Leaves are a bunch of pioneering farmers who grow tasty, nutritious baby leaves. They do something called nature friendly farming, building special habitats to encourage wildlife. Steve's Leaves is the main sponsor of our Countryside Awards. Steve's Leaves bring a commercial element to our awards, which through publicity has helped us to reach more businesses and potential entrants.
See press announcement (Mar 2011).
Tarmac Building Products is the UK market leader in aggregates, asphalt and lime and with a clear focus on providing an ever expanding range of innovative, cost effective and sustainable products to the market. We have recently secured a visit to their facilities in Hampshire and look forward to find areas of working in the future.
The Southern Co-operative is an independently owned regional Co-operative Society with its roots in Hampshire and around 170 food stores across the south. Its commitment to the environment, society and a thriving rural economy matches our own ethos. Our partnership aims to support local food networks and make a real difference to the Hampshire community. The Society sponsors the community / voluntary category of our Countryside Awards and also our recently launched poetry competition.
Kate Hibbert of TSC says local foods essential for sustainable local future
Community Co-operative launches fund-raising to save local pub (PDF)
Other selected press releases from The Southern Cooperative
Veolia Environmental Services is one of the leading recycling and waste management company in the UK. In Hampshire Veolia run 'project Integra' which is a partnership which manages household waste inthe county. Veolia supported CPRE Hampshire's annual newsletter Hampshire Views, which included a fascinating article on their work in the county. We also organise a number of trips to their recycling facilities, so please look at our events section for more details.
The Vitacress Conservation Trust, the Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust, the Test and Itchen Association, the Environment Agency and CPRE Hampshire have agreed to collaborate to provide positive proof on how damaging phosphorous pollution can be tracked. The Vitacress Conservation Trust is providing £60,000 and the Test and Itchen Association £10,000 to commission a PhD led by Dr Pete Shaw of the University of Southampton, designed to identify the key factors in phosphorous pollution of Hampshire's internationally-important chalk streams.
This page last updated 6th May 2015.