Our rural influencing and advocacy work is focused on improving the quality of life and well-being for Hampshire’s residents and promoting the interests of rural businesses. To do this we:

  • are represented on a number of forums, partnerships and subgroups;
  • respond to consultation exercises;
  • provide (local) evidence and intelligence to help ensure rural concerns and priorities are taken into account in policy, strategy and work plans;
  • highlight the issues that are of particular significance to those at risk of exclusion or who find it difficult to have their voice heard.

We strive to get a fair deal for residents and businesses in rural Hampshire. We do this by undertaking research and providing intelligence to various government departments on a range of topics.

Some of the networks we are currently represented on are:

If you would like further information about this area of our work, please contact Jo Dixon