The Annual Parish Meeting

The  Annual Report has been produced for residents to provide an update on what the Parish Council has achieved in 20/21 and what its plans are for the next 12 months.

Elections May 6th 2021

Elections will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

It will be a combined poll to choose your next;

  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire
  • Hampshire County Councillor
  • Parish Councillor

Test Valley Borough Council is responsible for the advertisement and publicity of the Parish Councillor vacancy, not the Parish Council.

Details of the nominees for the Parish Councillor vacancy can be found on the TVBC Website at:

Operation Resilience – Surface Dressing Works

As part of the annual programme of works being undertaken by Operation Resilience, Hampshire County Council will shortly be undertaking surface dressing maintenance treatments to extend the life of the highway network at various locations within Wellow.

This treatment seals the pre-surface dressing patching works, preserves the existing surface and will follow the existing profile of the road.

The process is fast, efficient, sustainable and extremely effective in prolonging the life of the carriageway, by preventing water ingress and improving grip.

The works are currently programmed to start within the next 3 to 4 weeks and are expected to last for up to 2 days, during which time the road will be closed to through traffic.

Access for residents will be maintained wherever possible, although short delays are likely.

The works are weather sensitive and exact dates cannot be given.

Yellow warning signs displaying dates and times will be erected at the works limits.

These will be updated as soon as possible in the event of any programme changes.

  • Broad Wood Lane, East Wellow – 25th April 2021
  • Church Lane, East Wellow – 25th April 202
  • Hackleys Lane, East Wellow – 25th April 2021
  • Aston Cross, East Wellow – 27th April 2021
  • Plant Close, East Wellow – 27th April 2021
  • Elmdale Grove, East Wellow – 27th April 2021
  • Lodge Vale, East Wellow – 27th April 2021

Car Park Closures within the New Forest

The New Forest Ranger has emailed us to let us know that some car parks in our area will be closed for a few days from the 22nd March on a rolling schedule.

Repairs to the surface and apron of the car parks to make them more accessible and user friendly for the future will be carried out.

The car park will then stay closed for a number of days to allow the new surface time to bed in and set before visitors can drive on it.

Signs will be displayed in the car parks to pre-warn any potential users of the intended works.

  • Car park closures:
  • Hale
  • Halfmoon Common
  • Hightown
  • Rockford

Halfmoon Common is the only car park which will immediately affect residents in the Wellow area.

Care for the Forest, care for each other – 2021 Action Plan

New Forest organisations are calling on people to ‘care for the Forest, care for each other’ and have put together a joint action plan to help to manage the increased visitor numbers expected this year.

The plan aims to ensure that the New Forest can play a positive and active role in helping people to recover in the great outdoors from the toll taken by the lockdown, whilst also caring for this special place.

It also aims to work closely with and support residents and the local business community.

Action plan put in place to encourage care for the New Forest – New Forest National Park Authority (

May 2021 elections

The County Council is reminding residents who may wish to vote by post or by proxy to ensure that they apply to their local district or borough council ahead of the deadlines (5pm on 20 April for a postal vote, and 5pm on 27 April for a proxy vote).

Detailed information and guidance about the 2021 elections, including links to register to vote and forms for applying to vote by post or proxy, as well as information on voting safely in person, is available on the County Council’s elections webpage.

Can you help us to record dog incidences on Wellow Common?

As part of the Dog Forum, the Parish Council has agreed to record any known dog incidences on Wellow Common, which is owned by the Parish Council.

The Parish Council is a member of the Dog Forum run by the New Forest National Park Authority which brings together most of the stakeholders managing parts of the New Forest; it also includes representatives from dog groups.

We are asking people to report any incidences occurring on Wellow Common, including Monkey Jump, directly to the clerk via email only please at, so that the incident can be logged and reported back to the New Forest Dog Forum, which is trying to make the New Forest a safer place for all.

Public Urged To Help New Forest’s Rare Birds Survive

Details about people helping to ensure the survival of rare ground nesting birds.

Covid – Roadmap to Recovery

Details setting out the roadmap to recovery

Covid Restrictions

Due to the latest government advice, parish council staff will be working from home until further notice. 

Noticeboards will not be updated with latest agendas.
These will be posted on our website; and the Wellow Parish Council Facebook page, 5 days prior to the meeting.

Dog walking professionals
help care for the Forest

Professional dog walkers have teamed up with the New Forest National Park Authority to create a best practice checklist for responsible businesses.

Temporary Closure Extension – Wellow Footpath 22

Hampshire County Council, having made an Order under Section 14(1)a of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, has been directed by the Secretary of State for Transport that the order shall continue in force.

HCC have extended the closure to around 17th September 2021.