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.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2019

Annual Governance and Return (AGAR) 2018/2019 (including annual internal audit):

Please be aware that the attached show figures prior to final approval by the external auditor, PKF Littlejohn.

Wellow Neighbourhood Plan

The proposed Wellow Neighbourhood Plan is progressing well due to the hard work and dedication being put into it by the Steering Group which comprises of both volunteers and Councillors and is led by Chairman, Mike Freeman.

As part of the ongoing work, we have been advised that we need to supply lots of photographs of the many lovely views that we are lucky enough to have in and around Wellow village such as those from St Margarets' Church, but really any views that you feel are worth protecting from future development.

We are therefore asking residents, when you go on walks or cycle rides around Wellow, please take a camera or mobile phone with you and snap any views that you think should be preserved.  You need to catalogue what it depicts, where it is, the date your picture was taken and from what direction.

Please send all photographs with these details to the Parish Office from where they will be passed on to Mike and his team.

Many thanks for your help with this – it’s really important that our parish retains its special features for future generations.

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.

Prevention

  • Wear long trousers or gaiters tucked into socks
  • Use insect repellent
  • Check yourself for ticks regularly

Removal

  • 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/

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.