CLA South West provides services and rural representation for members in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Serving members in the South West
The South West is the most important agricultural region in the country - as well as being a major tourist destination, home to two national parks, World Heritage sites and a host of designated fragile and important landscapes.
The CLA in the South West not only represents the interests of the people who own, farm and manage the land, but it also campaigns for the kind of vibrant and healthy rural economy which supports the beauty of the landscape, the diversity of the environment and the populations of our villages and market towns.
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.
We use our expertise and experience on rural matters to promote our members' interests and to influence decision-makers. We speak for everyone who believes in a living and working countryside.
Help and advice
Full members enjoy access to a free and unlimited advisory service providing independent, impartial information and advice across the whole spectrum of rural and business issues.
Our advisory team, based at our Biddestone office, is made up of Mark Burton, Chris Farr and Duncan Anderson Margetts, who offer expertise in all rural policy and land management areas. Ann Maidment, our Regional Director, is also a Chartered Surveyor able to advise on policy areas.
If you would like help from our advisors simply contact the regional office - the sooner you call, the sooner we may be able to help you.
Media and Communications
We use our media expertise to maintain a high profile across the region on the issues affecting our members and to support our lobbying activities. You can hear us regularly on local radio and read about us in your local and regional papers and online.
Up to date information – Members receive our monthly magazine with a detailed “regional news” section. They also receive a regular 'ENews' (Do we have your email address?), plus access to a wide variety of information leaflets and briefing notes.
Members and their guests can enjoy a wide range of technical, social and professional events and activities.
We run regional conferences, seminars, webinars and workshops on key policy issues plus tax and legal advisory clinics, informal meetings with the SW professional team plus a programme of social visits to the hidden gems of the South West.
You'll find us at the major agricultural shows across the region - Royal Cornwall Show, Royal Bath and West Show and the Devon County Show.
You'll find these in the events section of the website, advertised in our regular e-communications and in Land & Business magazine.
Your Local Branch Committee
Cornwall Branch Committee
President: Jan Trefusis
Chairman: Darran Goldby MRICS FAAV
Vice Chairman: Ed Coode
Ex Officio Committee members:
Trish Stone, Peter Edwards DL JP, Rupert Hanbury- Tenison, Tony Harris FRICS, Iain Mackie, Jimmy Scobie FRICS, Robert Sloman, Victoria Vyvyan, Andrew Williams, John Willis MRICS.
Chris Anderson, Emily Borton, Sam Coryton, Jenny Olds, Brian Harvey, Luke Humphries, John Kitson, Sally Pentreath, Paul Rice, Phil Reed, Matthew Rowe, Patricia Thomas, Tom Williams
Nick Lawrence MRICS
Geraint Richards MICFor
Dr Robin Jackson
Devon Branch Committee
President: Craig Hodgson
Chairman: Mary Alford
Vice Chairman: Hayley Parker
Past National President: David Fursdon DL, MA(Oxon), FRICS, FAAV
Jonathan Coyte, Charles Eden, Alistair Handyside, Katherine Hawke, Graham Kerslake, Justin Laseclles, Jane Logan, Chris Murray, Greg Page-Turner, Ralph Rayner, Leigh Rix, Geoff Sayers, Ann Willcocks.
Earl of Devon Charles Courtenay
Professor Matt Lobley
Tom Stratton BSc(Hons) MRICS
Anne Marie Morris MP
Alex Raeder MRICS
Dorset Branch Committee
President: James Weld
Chairman: Paul Tory BSc MRICS
Vice Chairman: David Chismon
Nat Bond, Richard Bond, Will Bond, , Philip Colfox, Sir Henry Digby, Paul Dunlop, Gavin Fauvel, Alice Favre, Chris Jowett, Alice Kennard, Rebecca Knox, Sir Christopher Lees, Lara Manningham-Buller, Luke Rake, Nick Stone, Adair Williams
Gloucestershire Branch Committee
President: Sir Henry Elwes KCVO JP
Chairman: Thomas Jenner-Fust
Vice Chairman: Anabel Mackinnon
Past/Current National Officer:
Henry Robinson Esq DL (Past President)
Mark Tufnell Esq MA (Cantab) ACA CTA (National President)
Liam Aggett, Sarah Bird, Giles Brockbank Dip TP, MRTPI, Ed Dixon, Alexander George MVO MRICS, Ed Gunnery MRICS MRTPI, The Earl of Harrowby, Christopher Hawkins, Charlotte Kershaw, Robert Killen, Henry Lloyd-Baker, Douglas Mackellar, Hugo Mander, Charles Mann, Judith Norris, Dan Powell, Alexander Robinson, Nicholas Smail, Richard White.
Somerset Branch Committee
President: Hugh Warmington
Chairman: Sam Kirkham
Vice Chairman: The Hon. Ewen Cameron
Committee members: Ray Adlam, Charlie Ainge, Ed Barlow, Charles Crawford, Charles Hignett, Rebecca Kimber-Danger, Harry Lang, Alistair Mead, Richard Payne, Patrick Rose, Jeff Speke, Jeremy Taylor, Mark Thomasin-Foster
Co-Opted Members: Rebeccca Pow MP
Wiltshire Branch Committee
President: Sir Charles Hobhouse
Chairman: Duncan Sigournay
Vice Chairman: Jonathan Kerr
Committee Members: Robin Aird, Alex Barton, Charlotte Boole, William Cartwright-Hignett, Aloysia Daros, James Del Mar, Alistair Ewing, Kit Harding, Eddie Holloway, George Hosier, Simon Kerry, Tom Mason, Dawn Peattie, Emma Pryce, Jonny Walker, Caroline Wheatley-Hubbard, Joe Wookey.
Michelle Donelan MP
James Gray MP
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 01249 700200 or email us to find out more.