CPRE Countryside Awards shortlist announced

CPRE Hampshire has announced who has made the shortlist in this year’s Countryside Awards, which has seen a record number of entries. Now in their 11th year, the county branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England run the awards to recognise and celebrate those working for a beautiful and thriving Hampshire countryside for everyone to value and enjoy.

The Countryside Awards scheme is made possible thanks to sponsorship by The Southern Co-operative (lead and Community and Voluntary category sponsor), Steve’s Leaves (Young People), Hildon (Rural Enterprise) and Hastoe (Sustainable Buildings).

Twenty-one projects are shortlisted and, by local area and award category, they are:

East Hampshire and Winchester District: 

Community and Voluntary

  • First Bite Community Café, Winchester

Young People

  • Forest School at Woodlea Primary, Bordon
  • Kindling Forest School and Parent & Toddler sessions, Twyford
  • Woodland Area at Kings Worthy Primary School, Winchester

Rural Enterprise

  • Two Hoots Shepherds Huts, Two Hoots Campsite, Bighton
  • Holden Farm Camping, Holden Farm, Cheriton
  • Blackwood Forest, Forest Holidays, Winchester

 Sustainable Buildings

  • Wessex Learning Centre, Winchester – Hampshire County Council Architects

New Forest:

 Community and Voluntary

  • HEG – Hordle Environment Group, Lymington
  • The New Forest Smooth Snake Survey, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (ARC)

 Young People

  • Patrick’s Patch, Fairweather’s Garden Centre, Beaulieu

 Rural Enterprise

  • Poppy Pods Project, Tile Barn Centre, Brockenhurst

Sustainable Buildings

  • Forest Lodge, Brook – PAD Studio
  • Addison Road and The Larch Hut, Brockenhurst – Arboreal Architecture

South Hampshire:

Community and Voluntary

  • Milton’s Hidden Seashore, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
  • Community Roots, Southampton Voluntary Services

 Young People

  • Outdoor Learning Project, Ruth Butler Architects & St John’s Primary School, Rowlands Castle
  • Food Discovery, Bassett Green Primary School, Country Trust
  • Putting the Fare into Fareham, Wicor Primary School, Portchester

 Sustainable Buildings

  • Hampshire Passivhaus, Emsworth – Ruth Butler Architects

Test Valley:

 Sustainable Buildings

  • Mottisfont Abbey Visitor Facilities – Burd Haward Architects


Awards judges are visiting the shortlisted projects over the summer. The winners will be announced by the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire at the awards ceremony on September 19 at Littleton Millennium Memorial Hall near Winchester.

 

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