Our next meetings are to be held on

19 November 2018 : Planning & General Purposes

Followed by

03 December 2018 :

The Planning & General Purposes meeting will commence at 6.45pm followed by the Parish Council meeting at 7.15pm.

Dated Friday 16 November 2018
Roger Tetstall

Returning Officer

Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road,
Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3AJ


Test Valley Borough Council Election of a Parish Councillor for

Wellow Parish Council

on Thursday 15 November 2018

I, Roger Tetstall, being the Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each Candidate at the said election is as follows:

Name of Candidate

CADIER, Linda Margaret

CRAIG, Christopher Leonard

FLETCHER, Craig Alexander


Description (if any)


Labour Party

Liberal Democrats

Number of Votes*




320 Elected

* If elected the word 'Elected' appears against the number of votes.
For full details please view the PDF here

Missing Wreath

Regrettably the Parish Office was closed yesterday – we returned to the office today amid accusations that the Parish Council might be responsible for removing a wreath from the Cenotaph.

The Parish Council is equally upset as those residents who have voiced their disgust on social media.

The Parish Council has no policy with regards to colour and sizes of wreaths and the office staff spend many hours in the organisation of this event to ensure its smooth running and success on the day.

This is a community event managed by the Parish Council to bring together representatives from all uniformed groups of the village e.g , scouts and brownies, local schools, the church, members of the British Legion and residents, who wish to pay their respects.

There would be no benefit whatsoever for the Parish Council to undermine all the goodwill generated by this event by removing a wreath placed in Remembrance.

We would urge whoever removed the wreath to replace it immediately.

The new Romsey Public Transport Guide & Map has arrived in the Parish Office
and Parishioners are welcome to pick up a copy.

The Neighbourhood Plan Survey

The Neighbourhood Plan survey is now open and ready for you to complete.

Results from this survey will determine the principles and overall direction of your plan for Wellow.

So, it is very important that you, your family and your neighbours take this opportunity to make your views known.

You can keep up to date on the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan on our dedicated web page.

Click here to access the survey

We would recommend that you complete the survey online but If you prefer to do it offline, then a PDF can be downloaded here for you to print out and complete by hand.

Click here to access a copy of the survey for printing out

A copy of the letter which accompanies the survey can also be downloaded.

Click here for a copy of the survey letter

Asian Hornet

Vespa velutina, the yellow legged hornet, commonly known as the Asian hornet, is native to Asia and was confirmed for the first time in Lot-et-Garonne in the South West of France in 2004.

It was thought to have been imported in a consignment of pottery from China and it quickly established and spread to many regions of France.

The hornet preys on honeybees, Apis mellifera and disrupts the ecological role which it provides and damages commercial beekeeping activities.

It has also altered the biodiversity in regions of France where it is present and can be a health risk to those who have allergies to hornet or wasp stings.

In 2016, the Asian hornet was discovered in the UK for the first time, in Tetbury.

After 10 days of intensive searching, the nest was found and later destroyed and on the same day, a single hornet was discovered in a bait trap in North Somerset.

Genetic analysis has confirmed that the hornet nest found in Tetbury and the dead hornet found in North Somerset were of the same genetic population (Vespa velutina nigrithorax) as those which came from Eastern China to France.

The following year, in 2017, another Asian hornet nest was discovered in Woolacombe by a vigilant beekeeper who reported seeing Asian hornets hawking and hunting in his apiary.

Upon confirmation of the hornet, our contingency plan was again activated and a nest discovered and destroyed.

Recent confirmed sightings

  • Dungeness, Kent - confirmed 15 October 2018
  • Guildford, Surrey – confirmed 28 September 2018
  • Brockenhurst, Hampshire – confirmed 26 September 2018 - nest destroyed
  • New Alresford, Hampshire – confirmed 24 September 2018 - nest destroyed
  • Fowey, Cornwall – confirmed 20 September 2018 - nest destroyed
  • Hull, Yorkshire – confirmed 9 September 2018 - single dead hornet
  • Liskeard, Cornwall – confirmed 7 September 2018 - single dead hornet
  • Fowey, Cornwall – confirmed 3 September 2018 - nest destroyed

Report any suspect sightings

If you suspect you have seen an Asian hornet you should report this using the iPhone and Android app ‘Asian Hornet Watch’ or by emailing alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk

More information can be found here

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.

Cold Calling

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.

Read More Here

Crime Prevention Advice

  • Don’t leave ladders, tools, etc. in your garden as these can be used to gain access to your property
  • Don’t keep large amounts of cash (including foreign currency) at home
  • Don’t leave valuable items in obvious places (e.g. in the bedside cabinet) and consider storing them in a properly secured safe
  • Photograph valuable items, such as watches and jewellery, and make a note of any serial numbers
  • Register your property on free national property register www.immobilise.com
  • Don’t advertise any absences from home (e.g. holidays) on social networking sites
  • Make use of timer switches to make the property appear occupied
  • Keep all keys out of reach and sight from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)

The New Forest - a Sharing Forest

Our central aim is to make the people who live in or visit the New Forest more aware of commoning and the important role that commoners and their animals play in its management.
Read more ...

Did you know?………….

Hampshire County Council are responsible for

  • Potholes
  • Paving problems
  • Faulty street lights / traffic lights
  • Missing or broken traffic signs
  • Salt Bins  - refilling / missing / requesting new ones
  • Road problems
  • Rights of Way problems

Please report any of these to Hampshire County Council using the attached link to their website


In using this link, you can also report problems or find out who to contact for

  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Fly tipping
  • Hedge or tree problems
  • Flooding or drainage issues and flooding on land or property