About CLA South West

CLA South West is here to help you and your rural business in the region
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Credit: Kim John - The White Horse at Westbury, Wiltshire

CLA South West provides services and rural representation for members in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Contact us

Our main office telephone number is 01249 700200. Alternatively, send an email to southwest@cla.org.uk

Our address

CLA South West, Manor Farm Stables, Biddestone, Chippenham, SN14 7DH

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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.

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.

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.

We are fortunate in having three Chartered Surveyors Claire Wright, Tom Mason and Will Langer who bring expertise in all rural policy and land management areas to the CLA team and are based at our Biddestone. Ann Maidment, 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' and Member Monthly e-communication (Do we have your email address?), plus access to a wide variety of information leaflets and briefing notes.  

Keep up-to-date by following us on Twitter @CLASouthwest. You can also follow the latest news and event updates on Linkedin and we've recently joined Instagram

Regional Events

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. We also attend the Honiton 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: Trish Stone

Chairman: Jan Trefusis

Vice Chairman: Darran Goldby MRICS FAAV

Ex Officio Committee members: 

Edward Bolitho OBE, Peter Edwards DL JP, Rupert Hanbury- Tenison, Tony Harris FRICS, Iain Mackie, Jimmy Scobie FRICS, Robert Sloman, Victoria Vyvyan, Andrew Williams, John Willis MRICS

Committee members: 

Emily Borton, Ed Coode, Elizabeth Fortescue, Chris Gregory MVO Bsc FRICS, Roger Halliday, Brian Harvey, John Kitson, Mike Pennington, Andrew Ranson, Paul Rice, Phil Reed, Patricia Thomas, Peter Tunstall-Behrens, Tom Williams

Co-opted members: 

Nick Lawrence MRICS

Geraint Richards MICFor

Devon Branch Committee

President: James Whilding 

Chairman: Craig Hodgson

Vice Chairman: Mary Alford

Past National President: David Fursdon DL, MA(Oxon), FRICS, FAAV

Committee members: 

Mary Jane Campbell, Alexander Clifford, Matt Cotton, Rob Cotton, Charles Eden, Alistair Handyside, Graham Kerslake, Justin Laseclles, Jane Logan, Chris Murray, Greg Page-Turner, Hayley Parker, Geoff Sayers, Ann Willcocks. 

Co-Opted Members:

Earl of Devon C Courtenay, Tom Stratton BSc(Hons) MRICS, Anne Marie Morris MP, Robin Milton, Neil Parish MP, Alex Raeder MRICS. 

Dorset Branch Committee

President: James Weld

Chairman: Sophie Alexander 

Vice Chairman: Paul Tory BSc MRICS

Committee members:
Nat Bond, Richard Bond, Will Bond, David Chismon, Philip Colfox, Sir Henry Digby, Paul Dunlop, Andrew Dyke FRAgS, NSch, MIAgrM, Alice Favre, Chris Jowett, Alice Kennard, Rebecca Knox, Sir Christopher Lees, Lara Manningham-Buller, Luke Rake, David Solly, Nick Stone

Gloucestershire Branch Committee

President: Sir Henry Elwes KCVO JP

Chairman: Thomas Jenner-Fust 

Vice Chairman: Anabel Mackinnon

Past/Current National Officer: 

Henry Robinson, Mark Tufnell 

Committee Members: 
Liam Aggett, Giles Brockbank Dip TP, MRTPI, Alexander George MVO MRICS, Ed Gunnery MRICS MRTPI, The Earl of Harrowby, Charlotte Kershaw, Henry Lloyd-Baker, Nathan McLoughlin, Douglas Mackellar, Charles Mann, Dan Powell, Nicholas Smail, Richard White.

Co-Opted Members: 
Maisie Jepson

Somerset Branch Committee

President: Hugh Warmington 

Chairman: Sam Kirkham 

Vice Chairman: Anthony Trollope-Bellew

Committee members: Charlie Ainge, Ray Adlam, Ed Barlow, The Hon Ewen Cameron, Thomas Eames, Katherine Hawke, David Hebditch, Charles Hignett, Rebecca Kimber-Danger, Richard Payne, Patrick Rose, Jeff Speke, Jeremy Taylor, Mark Thomasin-Foster

Co-Opted Members: Rebeccca Pow MP

Wiltshire Branch Committee

President: Jonny Walker

Chairman: Sir Charles Hobhouse

Vice Chairman: Duncan Sigournay

Committee Members: Robin Aird, Alex Barton, Sarah Bird, Charlotte Boole, Mike Butler, William Cartwright-Hignett, James Del Mar, Alistair Ewing, Martin Gibson, George Hosier, Jonathan Kerr,  James Miles-Hobbs, Caroline Wheatley-Hubbard, Joe Wookey 

Co-opted members: Michelle Donelan MP, James Gray MP, Tim Moore.

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.