Our next meeting is the Annual Parish Meeting to be held on 24 April at 7pm. All residents are very welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you. View the agenda here

Changes to meeting dates

The date for our AGM has been moved from 7th May to 8th May – Wellow Room, Wellow Village Hall – start time 6.45pm

Elections

Elections are being held for Parish, Borough and County Councillors on 2nd May 2019.

Details of the Parish Council election process have been posted on local noticeboards, the Parish Council’s website and Facebook page.

If you want to find out more, up-to-date information is available via the Test Valley website at http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/aboutyourcouncil/localdemocracy/elections/elections-2-may-2019-candidates-and-agents

Please note that the parish council’s administration must remain neutral and unbiased during this process and therefore it does not intend to publish candidate statements or manifestos on the parish council’s website or Facebook page.

However, in the by-election held back in November candidates were given the option to upload their personal statements to the Wellow Group Facebook page, so if details are provided by candidates they are likely be made available there.

Statutory notices are shown below.

Notice of Council Elections 2019

Parish & Borough Councils

Ex-Councillor Harmeet Singh Brar

It has come to Wellow Parish Council's attention that Mr Harmeet Singh Brar, ex Wellow Parish Councillor, continues to portray himself as a current serving Parish Councillor on various social media platforms, specifically his web site harmeetbrar.com and his Facebook page, Harmeet Singh Brar, which shows his contact e-mail as cllrhsbrar@wellowparish.org.uk

This is a gross misrepresentation of the facts since Mr Brar resigned from Wellow Parish Council at the end of August 2018.

Mr Brar was contacted by the Parish Council on 6th March 2019 and requested to amend all of his social media accounts with immediate effect to reflect the current and truthful position - that he is not a Parish Councillor for Wellow.

Regrettably, Mr Brar has refused to comply with this request, leaving the Parish Council with no alternative but to inform the residents of Wellow of this situation itself and confirm that Mr Harmeet Singh Brar is NOT a Wellow Parish Councillor, nor has he been since the beginning of September 2018.

Wellow Parish Council – published 11th March 2019

The Parish Council is pleased to see that Harmeet Singh Brar has just amended his webpage Harmeetbrar.com to advise that his website is currently being redesigned.

It is a shame that he did not share that information with the Parish Council in his response via email to our letter of 6th March 2019.

Hampshire Constabulary logoNew Wellow PCSO

Richard Sanders

Hampshire County Council is rolling out superfast broadband across the region.

It enables people to get internet speeds of 24Megabits per second or more – making streaming TV, working from home, online banking and shopping, and gaming a lot easier – to name just some of the benefits.

Currently it’s available to 95% of the region, and that number is on target to reach 97.4% by the end of 2019. However, many people don’t know whether they can get superfast broadband or not, or believe it is more expensive than their current package – which is not always the case.

Hampshire County Council’s role is to provide the infrastructure to enable as many people as possible to access superfast broadband (not to sell the service). We have a postcode checker that will tell you if its available where you live, and what to do next if you want to find the right package for you. You can also register with us to be told when superfast broadband is coming to your area.

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)

You face an unlimited fine if your rubbish is found fly-tipped

cartoon man with dog using a mobile phone to report fly-tipping

Always use a licensed waste carrier.

hants.gov.uk/fly-tipping

#ResponsibleRubbish

Hampshire County Council, Test Valley Borough Council, Environment Agency logos

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.