The next Planning and General Purposes Committee meeting will be held on 20th February 2017 in the Wellow Room at 6:45pm.

Recovered Vehicle- Is it yours?

Test Valley Police have recovered this vehicle today in the Wellow area, we are trying to identify the owners.

If you have any details please call 101 quoting reference number: 44170060861. Thank you

Warning from Hampshire Trading Standards Service - Unsolicited Doorstep calls - Office of Fair Trading

Hampshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service is reminding residents to be alert to cold callers at the door.

Recent reports involve a cold caller purporting to be an officer from the Office of Fair Trading investigating a company that previously did work at the resident’s address.

The resident may be told they are due some compensation, and may be asked for a contribution towards court costs.

It is thought that the cold callers are using information gained from rogue traders who are sharing information of past victims.

Claims that the officer works for the Office of Fair Trading are untrue, and no contribution towards court costs will ever be requested by regulatory bodies.

Residents are advised not to rely on identity cards as a way of telling if the caller is genuine.

If the caller is claiming to be from a local authority, government body or the police, it is always best to make independent enquiries with that authority using a telephone number sourced by the resident.

Information provided by the caller, such as telephone numbers, should not be relied upon when making checks.

Although consumers have statutory rights when buying at the door, including a 14 day right to cancel contracts for goods and services worth over £42, the right to a refund, replacement or repair if the goods are faulty, falsely described or not fit for purpose.

However, these rights can only be exercised if the seller is a trader, and if they give full and correct contact information.

Trading Standards recommend residents do not buy goods at the door.

For further information on buying at the door,  click on the following link to Hampshire Trading Standards website Your rights when buying at the door.

Members of Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Buy With Confidence scheme are fully audited to ensure their trading practices are legal, honest and fair.

All members have been checked for trustworthiness and compliance with consumer protection laws.

Details can be obtained by telephoning 01962 833620, emailing or via the website

If anyone has any information about traders who are cold calling or require any advice on doorstep crime they can contact our Quick Response Team on 01962 833666 (Monday - Friday / 0900hrs to 1700hrs).

Specially trained officers are on hand to provide advice.

If assistance is required outside of these hours please contact Hampshire Police on their non-urgent number 101 or dial 999 if you feel threatened or intimidated.

Community Garden – We Need Your Support

The Council is looking at creating a Community Garden area to the left of the current Cricket Pavilion at the Recreation Ground in Wellow which is currently a very scruffy rough bank with bald patches and no planting.

The plan is that this will start as soon as funding for the project is secured.  There is currently very little seating in the Recreation Ground for viewing the cricket, watching the youngsters in the childrens’ play area/multi sports area but also a real lack of general seating just to enjoy the open spaces or when taking a break from walking the dog!

The idea is to install a circular path approximately 10 metres in diameter with seating areas placed at North, South, East and West bearings and a central planted area. (Design PDF)

Both the East and South seats would be back to back enabling those seated to view either the garden or the cricket/play areas.  A flagpole would be placed in the centre of the garden which would create a sun dial effect with demarked lines in the paving delineating hours of the day.

The idea is to use planting that requires very little maintenance but with year round effect.

Unfortunately the Parish Council are not able to finance this project and we are therefore in the process of completing a funding bid to cover the cost.  In order for this bid to be successful, a lot of emphasis is placed on whether the residents and local community are supportive of the idea and positive support will feature heavily when a decision is made as to whether funding will be offered.

The Parish Council is really keen to provide more attractive and useful communal areas for residents of the village and feel that this garden and seating would be a really attractive addition.

If you agree that this project is a good idea, I would be very grateful if you could send a short e-mail of support to the Parish Council e-mail address:

Thank you for your help.

Gaye Chesterton-Kay
Wellow Parish Council

Theft from motor vehicles

Advice from Test Valley Police 


Parish Footpaths

A list of all footpaths in the Parish is available on application to the Clerk and are here on the Parish Website  on page 14 of the Visual Design Statement . The Parish Council work hard to ensure they are kept in good condition and to that end Hampshire County Council have agreed to extend the boardwalk on footpath 22 by 12 meters during the next Financial Year. Should you notice any maintenance issues, please email the Clerk or Cllr John Sampson to report.