The next Planning and General Purposes Committee meeting will be held on 22 May at 6:45pm

Then, the next Planning and General Purposes Committee meeting will be on 5 June 2017 in the Wellow Room at 6:45pm followed by the Parish Council Meeting at 7:15pm

Dear Residents,

We would like to hear from you about what your community priorities are, what matters to you, and to give you a chance to have your say!

Please see the link below to a survey to help set your new community priorities for your local area.
Please be advised the survey closes on the 31st May 2017.

Your previous priorities were:

  • Non dwelling burglary
  • Road related incidents/ Speeding

To tackle non-dwelling burglaries local officers have been carrying out beat surgeries in Romsey North to speak to residents regarding their security and their concerns, we have also carried out home visits to those who wish to discuss crime prevention methods in greater detail.

We have been carrying out targeted patrols to prevent them taking place.

We have asked members of the community to report any suspicious activities which they have done and we have been grateful for the response from the public.

At times these reports have prevented a burglary taking place so please keep reporting them.

To tackle road related incidents, local police have assisted in setting up a Community Speedwatch group in Kings Somborne, if you are interested in setting up a speedwatch group in your village please get in contact via

Local officers have also been out in Romsey North carrying out speed checks, giving out speeding tickets and giving out a lot more advice to drivers regarding their driving.

Please take the time to complete this short survey to set your new priorities for the next three months.

Thank you.

Storm Perrott PCSO 16289
Romsey North
Neighbourhood Policing Team
Romsey Police Station

Tel: 101

Nightingale Times - Your views are important to us.

The Editor is working on the final draft of the June edition of the Nightingale Times. If you have any worries or concerns that you wish the Parish Council to address, or wish to share something of interest with residents, please email the editor or write to the Clerk at the Parish Office.

Litter Picking Day – Saturday 20 May

Further details have been confirmed for the Parish Council’s Litter Picking and Clean Up Day being held on 20th May.   Volunteers can join Parish Councillors at either one of the 2 sessions being organised over the course of the day.  The morning session will run from 10.00am -12.30pm and the afternoon shift is from 2.00pm – 4.30pm.  Volunteers should meet at the Parish Office at the Village Hall, at least 15 minutes before each session begins. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each session.

Further information is available from Cllr John Sampson email, telephone 01794 322923 or the Parish Clerk, Sharon Whitehouse. Take pride in our local environment and support your community by coming forward and offering your help

Seeking New Tree Warden

After many years’ service to the Council in one guise or another, Ashley Browning has decided to stand down as the Parish Council’s tree warden.  Our thanks go to Ashley for all his help over the years and we wish him well for the future.

It is not mandatory that the Parish Council fills this position, but the voluntary role brings huge benefits to the Parish and we would like to find a suitable replacement.

A background or interest in arboriculture and the environment in general would be beneficial to the role holder.

The review of planning applications in relation to Tree Preservation Orders (TPO’s) forms the major part of the role, but the tree warden also offers relevant advice to the Council on tree and environmental issues.

If you are interested in finding out more about the position of tree warden, then please contact the parish office on 01794 323275 or via email at

Signs up on Wellow Common

Frequent users of the Common will have seen the Parish Council signs go up about ground nesting birds.

We all have a duty of care to respect our environment, so we would urge everyone visiting the Common to keep to the main tracks between March and July when rare birds nest on the ground.

Disturbance to the birds will leave eggs and chicks vulnerable to predators.  If you walk a dog on the Common is it important to keep it close by, and preferably on a lead between March and July.

Change to our email address

Please note that the Parish Council’s email address has recently changed and all electronic correspondence should be sent to: