Hampshire Rural Forum
The Hampshire Rural Forum is an independent stakeholders’ organisation with an overview of rural affairs that aims to help Hampshire’s rural communities become more efficient and sustainable socially, economically and environmentally.
The Forum is the overarching advisory body for rural matters in Hampshire. The forum was set up in July 2009 and is chaired by Councillor Ray Ellis of Hampshire County Council. It will advise and inform local authorities and other public sector organisations about rural issues, and adopt an enabling, encouraging, challenging and co-ordinating role.
It will work with others to add value to existing work and collate information about relevant work within rural areas of the county.
The Forum will engage with rural communities and key regional and Hampshire organisations and partnerships through its members and by electronic networking and an Annual Rural Forum open to everybody.
Short-term Working Groups will be set up to advise on specific topics, drawing on the expertise of members and support networks.
A small Steering Group meets to guide the work of the Forum. For further information, please email email@example.com
- Minutes 19 October 651kb pdf
- Minutes 3 November including presentation 936kb
- Minutes 25 June including presentations 1.4mb
- Minutes 26 March including presentations 3.2mb
- Minutes 2 November including presentation 623kb
- Feedback Report
Setting The Long Term Future of Rural Hampshire’ - Hampshire Rural Forum Conference
- Minutes 10 July
All documents are pdf
|Chair1||Councillor Ray Ellis (HCC Rural Policy Executive Member)||Chair|
|Hampshire Association of Local Councils||Edward Dawson||
HRF representative on the Rural Forum South East
Deputy John Korbey
|Community Action Hampshire||Marilyn Smuland (Deputy Chief Executive (Resources))||Deputy Jo Dixon|
|Rural Voluntary Sector||Janet Blann (Chief Executive, Test Valley Community Services)||
Deputy Terry Bishop
Chief Executive, Community First East Hampshire
|Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing||Debbie Rhodes|
|Hampshire Economic Partnership Rural Economy Group||William White (NFU) and Tim Jackson (Sparsholt College)||Also serve on the Forum in other capacities|
|Defra Sustainable Farming & Food Board South East||Shaun Leavey (Chair)||
Deputy William White
|Land-based sector||William White (Regional Director, NFU) and Rupert Ashby (Regional Director, CLA) to share role|
|Woodlands sector||William Hamer/Peter Andreae to share role (Woodland Forum)|
|Conservation sector||Debbie Tann (Chief Executive, Hants.& IoW Wildlife Trust)||
Deputy Alison Cross
Head of Conservation for North, Hampshire & IoW Wildlife Trust
|Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty||Oliver Cripps (Acting Asst. Director)|
|Hampshire Countryside Access Fora2||David Ashcroft (Vice-Chair)||
New Forest Access Forum
|Sparsholt College Hampshire||Tim Jackson (Principal)||
|District & Borough Councils3||Councillor Maureen Holding (New Forest District Council)||
Appointment by Hants & IoW Local Government Association. Officer: David Yates
Chief Executive, New Forest DC
|Hampshire County Council3||Councillor Ray Ellis (also Chair of the Hampshire Rural Forum)||Officers: Rosalind Rutt, Peter Drake.|
|New Forest National Park Authority3||Clive Chatters (Chair)||Officer: Vacant post|
|South Downs Joint Committee, then Shadow SD National Park Authority3||Doug Jones ( South Downs Joint Committee)||
Officer: Alison Tingley. Deputy: Caroline Dibden
- The Chair may also represent one of the organisations or sectors below. The Vice-Chair will be appointed from one of the members.
- To represent the Hampshire Countryside Access Forum, New Forest Access Forum and South Downs Access Forum.
- With non-voting officer support.
Hampshire Rural Forum
Winchester SO23 8UD
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