Awards will recognise beauty in countryside

COMMUNITY and voluntary groups from across Hampshire are encouraged to enter the Campaign to Protect Rural England Hampshire Countryside Awards.

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 5:55 am

The awards, now in its 10th year, celebrate the county’s diverse and living countryside.

Gemma Lacey, from The Southern Co-operative, the lead sponsor of the awards, said: ‘The CPRE Countryside Awards are a fantastic showcase of the individuals and organisations who strive to make Hampshire a beautiful place to live and work.

‘The Southern Co-operative, whose roots lie in Hampshire, has always been extremely passionate about championing the south’s countryside and working in partnership with our communities to protect and sustain our natural environments.’

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To enter, go to cprehampshire.org.uk/awards. The closing date for entries is Friday, June 17.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday, September 15 in Winchester.