Our next meeting is to be held on

05 November 2018 :

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

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

Notice Of By-Election

The Notice of Election for the Wellow Parish By-Election has now been published and can be viewed here: http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/aboutyourcouncil/localdemocracy/elections/wellow-parish-by-election.

Nominations will be open until 4pm on 19 October, at which point it will be known if the election has been contested.

The Guidance Notes for Candidates provides additional information for those with an interest in standing in the Wellow Parish By-Election, scheduled for Thursday 15 November 2018.

If people wish to get the documentation directly from TVBC, then contact 01264 368021 or elecreg@testvalley.gov.uk and they can forward the information to you directly.

Should anyone have any procedural queries about the election, or have any concerns or other queries, please can you contact Electoral Services and they can either assist or point you in the right direction to get the information you require.

The Electoral Commission’s guidance would be essential reading for anyone considering standing, which can be found here http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-and-community-council-elections-in-england-and-wales

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

  • 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.
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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