About CLA South East

Find out more about our work, how to contact us and our regional committees
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CLA South East provides advice, services, events and rural representation for members in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex.

Contact us

Our main office telephone number is 01264 313434. Alternatively, send an email to southeast@cla.org.uk

Our address

CLA South East, Fosse House, East Anton Court, Icknield Way, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5RG

Find us on social media

Follow latest updates from CLA South East on Twitter here.

Serving members in the South East

CLA South East has thousands of farming, landowning and rural business members. They range from countryside enthusiasts with an acre or less to some of Britain's best-known farmers and biggest estates, plus a hugely diverse range of rural businesses. These members are supported by the regional team of staff and served by county and regional committees.

Campaigning

We campaign regionally on behalf of our members and the whole rural economy. We lobby national and local Government, respond to consultations and have representation in a range of organisations to safeguard our members' interests.

Help and advice

Our knowledge of planning, public access and environmental issues enables us to advise members on diversification and a wide range of other issues. We can also call upon our tax and legal experts at headquarters to advise on more complex matters. For help and advice on any matter, large or small, contact the team at the regional office. If we are unable to deal with the query we have a database of other experts with whom we can put you in touch.

Media and communications

CLA South East enjoys a high media profile across the region, and the team is constantly seeking to raise rural-related issues across TV, radio, print and digital.

If you would like to help by acting as a case study, or have an issue you would like us to focus on, please email mike.sims@cla.org.uk

We also send regular communications to CLA members, including monthly e-newsletters and events updates. If you do not currently receive these, please get in touch and we will check the details we hold for you.

Keep up-to-date by following us on Twitter @CLASouthEast.

Regional events

We arrange a number of seminars, webinars, visits and social events for the benefit of our members. These are advertised in our e-newsletters and on the regional pages of the CLA's national Land & Business magazine.

Our regional committees

Our branch committee members are the eyes and ears of the CLA in each county and form an important role in formulating national policy, ensuring views and concerns of members in the South East are taken into account with CLA national lobbying. To find out who is on your branch committee click on your county below.

CLA Berkshire branch

The Berkshire branch committee is here to represent the interests of the county’s members and ensure your concerns are heard at county, national and European levels.

Contact your committee via the regional office at southeast@cla.org.uk if you have any concerns you would like to address, or indeed if you would like to become more involved.

Chair: Andrew Gardiner

Vice Chair: Andrew Chandler

Committee

Rosemary Balsdon

Stephen Barratt

David Bertie

Edward Crookes

David Hill

Fergus Hodge

Simon Muir

Andrew Parry

Charles Parry

Paul Sedgwick

Professor Richard Tranter

Co-opted

Josh Dugdale

David Hunt

Tom Newey

Colin Rayner

Ian Wilson

CLA Buckinghamshire branch

The Buckinghamshire branch committee is here to represent the interests of the county’s members and ensure your concerns are heard at county, national and European levels.

Contact your committee via the regional office at southeast@cla.org.uk if you have any concerns you would like to address, or indeed if you would like to become more involved.

President: Henry Shaw

Vice Presidents: Lord Carrington, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Sir Edmund Verney

Chair: Robert Ruck-Keene

Vice Chair: Vacancy

Committee

John Abernethy

Alexander Boswell

David Briggs

Robert Carington

Miff Chichester

Garth Clark

Tudor Cowley

Charlie Edgley

Will Finn-Kelcey

Ted Howard-Jones

Sir David Lidington

Tom Morrison

Sarah Plumridge

Christopher Prideaux

Charlie Van Exter

Nicholas Verney

Co-opted

David Foster

Debbie Obied

CLA Hampshire branch

The Hampshire branch committee is here to represent the interests of the county’s members and ensure your concerns are heard at county, national and European levels.

Contact your committee via the regional office at southeast@cla.org.uk if you have any concerns you would like to address, or indeed if you would like to become more involved.

President: Hallam Mills DL

Vice-President: Major General JMJ Balfour, CBE, DL

Chair: David Pardoe                                                                               

Vice-Chair:  Robert Sutcliffe

Committee

David Butler

Simon Barker 

Mark Charter  

Becca Corbett

Iain Curry 

Matt Gilks                                                                                                                        

John Jervoise

Rodney Morgan-Giles

Alun Oliver

Josie Palmer

Victoria Read

Penny Stokes 

Mark Thistlewayte

Co-opted

John Durnell

CLA Isle of Wight branch

The Isle of Wight branch committee is here to represent the interests of the island’s members and ensure your concerns are heard at county, national and European levels.

Contact your committee via the regional office at southeast@cla.org.uk if you have any concerns you would like to address, or indeed if you would like to become more involved.

President: James Attrill

Chair: Laurence Taylor

Vice-Chair: Colin Boswell

Committee

Christopher Andreae

Geoff Case 

Chris Griffin

Al Haig-Thomas

Esme Shakeshaft

Ian Wellby

Co-opted

Sam Biles

Richard Grogan

CLA Kent branch

The Kent branch committee is here to represent the interests of the county’s members and ensure your concerns are heard at county, national and European levels.

Contact your committee via the regional office at southeast@cla.org.uk if you have any concerns you would like to address, or indeed if you would like to become more involved.

President: J Philip Merricks

Chair: Gary Walters          

Vice-Chair: Charles Tassell                                                                                                                                                                              

Committee

Charles Atkins

Edward Barham

Evan Bowen-Jones

David Bradley

Allan Buckwell

Eliza Ecclestone

Bryony Heaven

The Hon Michael-John Knatchbull

Iain Morris

James Pavey

Edward Plumptre

Michael Wooldridge

Co-opted

William Boscawen

Christopher Eriksson-Lee

Lisa Fraser

Henry Warde

As a part of a pilot scheme, CLA members in Kent can now contact the county chairman, Gary Walters, directly by emailing kentchairman@cla.org.uk. Please contact Gary with any questions, issues or suggestions.

CLA Oxfordshire branch

The Oxfordshire branch committee is here to represent the interests of the county’s members and ensure your concerns are heard at county, national and European levels.

Contact your committee via the regional office at southeast@cla.org.uk if you have any concerns you would like to address, or indeed if you would like to become more involved.

President: Thomas Loyd

Chairman: Roddie Feilden

Vice-Chairman: Edmund Smith

Committee

Charles Barclay

Richard Bining

Sam Fielden

John Hayward

Andrew Ingram

Samantha Leigh

Niel Nicholson

Will Nixey

Julian Sayers

Lady Stringer (Jennifer)

Sarah Taylor

Emma Watson

Co-opted

Ed Deeley

CLA Surrey branch

The Surrey branch committee is here to represent the interests of the county’s members and ensure your concerns are heard at county, national and European levels.

Contact your committee via the regional office at southeast@cla.org.uk if you have any concerns you would like to address, or indeed if you would like to become more involved.

President:   Bridget Biddell 

Chair:   Lisa Creaye-Griffin

Vice-Chair:  Joosje Hamilton

Committee

Hugo Black

Charlotte Brackley

Tim Frith

Malcolm Glaister 

Stephen Godwin-Austen

James Lee-Steere

Alex MacKinnon

Susanna Morgan-Williams

Houston Morris

Tim Parker

Rachel Patch

Tamara Twynam

Luke West

Ben Whitaker

Co-opted

Melissa Boyes

Tim Metson

Laurie Wates

CLA Sussex branch

The Sussex branch committee is here to represent the interests of the county’s members and ensure your concerns are heard at county, national and European levels.

Contact your committee via the regional office at southeast@cla.org.uk if you have any concerns you would like to address, or indeed if you would like to become more involved.

President: Colonel Sir Brian Barttelot

Chair: Francis Hampden (Viscount)

Vice-Chair: Annie Brown

Committee

Sir Sebastian Anstruther Bt

George Back

Henri Brocklebank

Charles Burgoyne

Tom Compton

Alastair Deighton

John Hall

Leo Hickish

Martin Hole

Keith Langmead

Graham Peters

Alan Staples

Richard Stogdon

David Taylor

Charlotte West

Co-opted

Jeremy Kerswell

Become a member

There has never been a more important time to benefit from being a member of the CLA: if you are not already part of our organisation contact the regional office on 01264 313434 or email us to find out more.

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