The countryside champions

A Fresh New Look

Becky French, Development Officer

membership flier

Current members will have received a copy of or new membership leaflet with our branch appeal in September. We hope the new leaflet provides potential new members with a taste of current activities. Please help us increase our membership by giving a copy to anyone you feel maybe interested in supporting our activities. If you require more copies please do get in touch- we need your help to reach new members.

New Website

new website

We have also just launched a new website, found at the same address: The new site is bright and contemporary and covers our latest activities and issues in Hampshire. There is still some tweaking to do, but we hope you will all find it a useful source of information. To view our most recent activities please see the front page, as well as the section on 'our work'. We will also use it to promote our walks, talks and events, so please check our site for what's going on.

Membership explained

One thing that has been brought to our attention through the distribution of our new leaflet is the confusion over membership and how this relates to the National CPRE and the Hampshire Branch.

I want to take this opportunity to clarify membership of CPRE. All CPRE branches and National Office are separate charities with separate charity numbers. However we are all part of the same 'family' and share the same ethos and vision. When you join 'CPRE' you become a member of the national charity 'CRPE' and everyone becomes a member of their local county CPRE branch - in this case CPRE Hampshire.

When you join, you are members of both CPRE and CPRE Hampshire and your membership fee is shared between us and CPRE National. Both CPRE National and CPRE Hampshire send you information. It is important to note that anything sent from Hampshire has the Hampshire logo and related specifically to Hampshire activities - this includes our yearly appeal where 100% of the funds goes to benefit Hampshire. Any other request (unless specifically stated) goes to our National Office.

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

This page last updated 30th September 2011.