Sir James Harris, the 7th Earl of Malmesbury, who is president of CPRE Hampshire, joined in the discussions and break-out sessions with trustees and office staff, Chairman, Dee Haas and director, Michael Rescorle.
All ideas were welcome during the friendly, yet focused session, kindly facilitated by Ginny Smith, director of Lead Coach Ltd. The morning’s packed agenda covered the role of trustees and branch staff, ambitious plans for digital communications, an updated website and communications to members. The afternoon was given over to discussion and sharing best practice and ideas about how district groups work around the county. The day ended with a presentation from the director about fundraising plans and the need for enthusiastic and committed volunteers, who are needed for fundraising, campaigning, to help out on social occasions and to support the branch office.
Dee Haas thanked Mr and Mrs Bedford for the kind use of their home and a delicious lunch, and presented them with a Lilac plant. Ginny Smith received a bottle of wine as a thank you for her support.
To join others at CPRE Hampshire in standing up for the Hampshire countryside, visit www.cprehampshire.org.uk or telephone 01962 841897 for a membership pack.
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*Pictured, left to right:-
Paul Richards, Monxton, Andover, Treasurer of CPRE Hampshire
Ginny Smith, Lead Coach Ltd
Janet Dornan, CPRE Hampshire administrator
Peter Bedford, North Hampshire District Group chairman
Becky French, CPRE Hampshire branch development officer (on maternity leave)
Peter Lindon, Petersfield, South Downs and Central District Group
John Cooper, chairman, Test Valley District Group
Edward Dawson, Odiham, North-east Hampshire District Group
Christopher Napier, Petersfield, South Downs & Central Group
Caroline Dibden, Hambledon, South Downs & Central Group
Sir James Malmesbury, President, CPRE Hampshire
Dee Haas, Ellisfield, CPRE Hampshire chairman
Robert Jamieson, South Downs & Central Group
Nicola Revolta, branch development officer (maternity cover), CPRE Hampshire
Michael Rescorle, Director, CPRE Hampshire.
CPRE Hampshire is a small, local charity that stands up for your countryside. We work to influence how we plan our communities to make them better places to live and work, to ensure the countryside is protected for all to enjoy for now and future generations.