Our next meeting is the Planning & General Purposes meeting to be held on 2nd September at 6.45pm. Followed by the Parish Council meeting at 7.15pm All residents are very welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you.
Be tick aware
It is that time of year again with the lengthening evenings and warmer weather when we are tempted to don our shorts and go for a good walk on Half Moon or Canada Common.
Although ticks can be active all year round in long grass, bracken, heather, woodland and hedgerows especially where deer and livestock are present they are more prevalent during the summer months.
Ticks can carry organisms which may cause physical and neurological illness in humans and animals.
It is sensible to take precautions and be aware of what action to take in the event of being bitten.
- Wear long trousers or gaiters tucked into socks
- Use insect repellent
- Check yourself for ticks regularly
- Wear surgical gloves
- Use a tick-removal tool or fine nosed tweezers
- Disinfect the tick bite
- Wash your hands afterwards
- Make a note of the date and place of the bite
- Contact your GP if you notice a rash or flu-like symptoms
What NOT to use when removing ticks
- Creams/ petroleum jelly/ oils/ spirits/ freezing agent/ powders/ or other substances
- Cigarettes/ matches/ lighter
- Anything that squeezes the body of the tick
(all these methods may cause regurgitation/ back-flow of infective fluids)
Further information is available from Public Health England: www.gov.uk/phe
Use our postcode checker to find out if you can get superfast broadband now: www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/myparish/
Controlled Burning on Wellow Common
Please be advised that as part of the ongoing management program - controlled burning is being carried out on Wellow Common. This complies with all recommended practices and safety procedures.
The Fire Brigade was called out on Friday 22nd February by a member of the public. If there is evidence of fires getting out of control and there is a risk to health and safety, please contact Councillor John Sampson on 01794 322 923 in the first instance
Our Planning Process – further information
In our latest Newsletter the Chair provides an update on the planning process adopted by Wellow Parish Council.
Unfortunately, due to a lack of space, a large section of the article had to be cut.
However, the Parish Council is keen that residents are kept informed about what happens at the Parish Council, so we thought it would be helpful to post this additional information on the website.
Our Planning Process (PDF)
Do you own land that has a watercourse or drainage ditch on or adjacent to it?
Answer: Yes –You are therefore a ‘riparian landowner’ and you are responsible for maintaining those watercourses.
Hampshire Police and Trading Standards want to remind people not to be pressured into signing up for services and goods that they don’t actually need.