The full Petersfield Society website is currently under re-development and will return shortly.

Dated AUGUST 2018

A new fight is on to save trees in Petersfield's conservation area

Whilst some of the Petersfield community are trying to conserve and promote the retention and planting of trees within the town, there are others who are applying to have 100+ year-old trees felled.

East Hants District Council (EHDC) has received notice that two of the five mature healthy Western Red Cedar trees at 14 Heath Road are to be felled, and the remaining three similar trees are to be severely cut back.

The only way to prevent this destruction is for a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) to be put on these trees before 30 August. Petersfield Society has formally asked for the TPO to be applied, but support from you, the public, will be needed to make the Authority take notice.


Act NOW!

If nothing is done before Thurs 30 August the Trees will be felled.

Ask EHDC to protect the Trees with a Tree Preservation Order.

Your request for TPOs to be placed on the trees should be sent AS SOON AS YOU CAN to Maria Stewart at and Adele Poulton at who are the EHDC Tree Officers.


The Petersfield Society Objection to the felling of the trees can be seen HERE.


The Petersfield Society TPO Application can be seen HERE.


The planning application (for the destruction of the trees) on the South Downs National Park website can be found HERE.


Please Act Today!

Thank you!

Petersfield Society i-Tree project chosen as
CPRE Hampshire Award Finalist

We are delighted to announce that the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Hampshire has chosen the Petersfield Community Tree Project as one of five finalists for its 2018 Community and Voluntary Award, sponsored by The Southern Co-operative.

In addition to this the project has been shortlisted for the CPRE Hampshire's Choice Award 2018, which is decided by public vote,  and here we we need your help! The winning project will be awarded £500, which would help to fund the next phase of Petersfield's Tree project so...


Please vote for the Petersfield Community Tree Project at

Voting closes 31 August 2018

Pictured left to right: Graham Brown, Chair of Petersfield Society; Jessica Hughes, Community Investment Manager, Southern Coop; James Deane, Mayor of Petersfield 2016/17; Gemma Lacey, Director of Sustainability and Communications, Southern Coop; Robin Hart,  Petersfield Tree Warden and i-Tree volunteer; Julie Yardley, i-Tree volunteer; Andy Moffat,  joint author of the i-Tree Survey Report and Trustee of Petersfield Society.

Petersfield Society is a charity led by volunteers working for the Petersfield community to conserve and enhance the special character of this historic market town and make it a place more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive to live, work and visit.

We are a member of Civic Voice, the national charity representing hundreds of local civic and amenity societies in communities across England.


We aim to:

  • Provide a voice for the community on local development and environmental issues;
  • Protect and improve the quality of life in Petersfield and the surrounding countryside;
  • Encourage the protection of buildings of architectural or historical interest;
  • Encourage the maintenance and enhancement of the natural environment;
  • Influence future planning and design for the town and surrounding villages;
  • Participate in the development of local and district policies relating to townscape, landscape, traffic and the countryside;
  • Campaign for or against any issues which affect the locality;
  • Support local enhancement projects and foster a sense of community pride.

About Petersfield Society

Open Forum

and Workshop


Our next open Forum will be


Mon 12th Nov 2018


United Reformed Church Hall

College Street


More details will be published nearer the date.

i-Tree Survey Report

The Petersfield i-Tree Survey Report is now available in printed format from One Tree Books, Lavant Street, Petersfield, and can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking on the above image.

The Forum will be in the form of a Workshop to discuss how best we can continue to work with the community to serve the interests of those who live in, work in and visit Petersfield.

Please come to the Forum whether you are a member or not.

Contact us



The Petersfield Society, Winton House, 18 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JL


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Sunday 5th August


Thank you to all those who took part in this litter-pick. Without your help Petersfield would be a less attractive town to visit and live in!

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