Our next meetings are to be held on 01 October 2018 :

Planning & General Purposes Committee at 6.45 pm followed by the Parish Council meeting at 7.15pm


Notice given under Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities)
(England and Wales) Rules 2006

  1. There is a vacancy on the Parish Council caused by the resignation of Harmeet Singh Brar
  2. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held, if not later than 24 September 2018, ten electors for the Parish give notice in writing, claiming such an election to be held, to the Returning Officer. If no such option is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option
  3. The address of the Returning Officer is –

Test Valley Borough Council
Council Offices
Beech Hurst
Weyhill Road
SP10 3AJ

Notice given this 4th day of September 2018

Sharon Whitehouse
Clerk of the Parish Council


Further to the public notice displayed on 4th September concerning the above, please be advised of the following guidance received from Test Valley Borough Council.

Any requests for a by-election need to be sent to the Returning Officer at Test Valley Borough Council, not via the Parish Council as some of you have been led to believe.  It is possible to email the Returning Officer at elecreg@testvalley.gov.uk or write in as per the instructions on the original notice.

Ideally you should provide your address as part of the request so that TVBC can ensure that you are a registered elector.

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.

The M27 is to close on 28th Sept to 1st October.

To see the diversion map click on this link

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