The Dever Society was founded in 1990 to combat the threat of a new town at Micheldever Station, in the heart of rural Hampshire. Our main objectives are to conserve, protect and celebrate Hampshire’s rural heartland. The Hampshire Downs and the Dever Valley are a unique resource, not only for local residents, but for everyone who visits and enjoys the countryside. The area is also an essential feature of the county’s agricultural and tourist economy.


The Dever Society is supported by over 5,700 members, drawn from Hampshire and throughout the UK. It is affiliated to the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

As an independent registered charity, we rely entirely on voluntary donations to continue our work. Nevertheless, ordinary membership remains free.

The Dever Society’s Executive Committee

President – Khalid Aziz LVO DL FRSA
Chairman – Tessa Robertson

August 2018 – After many years of dedicated service to the Society, Douglas Paterson has now stood down as Chairman of the Society and is replaced by Tessa Robertson, former Vice Chairman of the Society and Dever Valley resident of 30 years.  Tessa is known to many members and her experience of campaigning and lobbying for organisations including Greenpeace and WWF will be a great asset to the Society as it faces its next challenge.

Vice Chairman – James Drewer
Hon Treasurer – James Weaver
Hon Secretary – Charles Holden
Executive – Sarah Huck

Executive – Rupert Greatrix

The Dever Society’s Constitution

The Dever Society’s Privacy Notice