Countryside campaign group launches awards

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A GROUP campaigning for green space has launched its Countryside Awards.

The Hampshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is celebrating the thriving and diverse countryside in the county with the awards.

They are calling for businesses, groups and individuals to enter and champion the work they do.

The awards, sponsored by Southern Co-op, are divided into four categories including Community and Voluntary, Young People, Rural Enterprise and Making Spaces.

New this year is Hampshire’s Choice which will get the public voting from all the finalists who they think should win £500.

Charlee Bennet said: ‘Our awards showcase the very best of those who support our mission of “standing up for the countryside”.

‘Respecting this countryside has never been as important as it is right now and as we grow our awards we want to seek out those who really deserve to win.’

n For information or to enter, visit