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Councillor Vacancy

We would like to thank Jo Alexander who has been a member of the Parish Council for the past two years and representative for the playground. With increasing working commitments and two young children Jo has decided to resign as a Parish Councillor but we do hope that she will seek to rejoin in future years if time permits.

If you are interested in filling the vacancy created by Jo’s departure please contact the Chair, the Clerk of any of the councillors listed on the contacts page.

 

Parish Meeting Council Meeting

Thursday 18 July

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Thursday 20 June at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. 

 

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

Each year the Parish Council prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). This as explained in the link is available for inspection by contacting the clerk.

Exercise of Public Rights

 

Serving Hampshire – Balancing the Budget Consultation

Have your say on how the County Council could balance its budget by  visiting

HCC - Balancing the Budget

to find out how to complete the  consultation

Affordable Housing for Sparsholt

Winchester City Council is proposing to develop a small number of Council homes at Woodman Close.

A public consultation took place on 16th June and a summary of the consultation feedback can be found here

Affordable_Housing/Report_on_Woodman_Close_Bostock_Close_consultation_event_-_16th_June_2018_.pdf

 

Drones

Operating drones is not illegal; however, users are restricted from repeatedly flying them in close proximity to residential addresses and doing this could lead to them being dealt with for Anti-Social behaviour or committing a S.4a/S.5 Public Order Act offence.

If you are concerned that a drone appears as though it is being used in suspicious circumstances e.g. if it continuously hovers over a particular area, please contact the Police on 101.

   

 

Preferred Route Announcement: M3 Junction 9 Improvement Scheme

All details of the preferred route including technical reports relating to the selection process are availabe on the Highways England website:

https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/m3-junction-9-improvements/

 

 

  Public Access Defibrillator

 

Located at entrance to Memorial Hall

  

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 About

Nine councillors are elected every four years to represent the Parish of Sparsholt; one of the most sought after villages in Hampshire and one of the largest parishes in terms of physical area in the District. 

Our role as a Parish Council is to represent the views and concerns of the community and to help support the activities that are important to the area.

Councillors have a portfolio of responsibilities covering the following areas:

 Planning 

The Parish Council discussing planning applications at its meetings and welcomes those proposing to submit a planning application or having particular comment about a specific application to join the public session.  

For information on current applications and background information Planning

 

Traffic & Highways

The speed and volume of traffic through the village is an ongoing concern together with maintenance of highways. This is an area of particular focus for the Parish Plan.

Parish Plan

 

 Footpaths & Open Spaces

The parish boasts numerous footpaths, the conservation area, Ham Green, and the playground (on land leased from Winchester City Council) at Woodman Close. 

 

 

 Transport & Security

As a rural community the provision of public transport links and security of village properties is vital. 

 

 The Well House

The Parish Council is the owner of this historic building and as such responsible for it maintenance and upkeep. The Well House is the Village Shop and Post Office, a key community asset. A councillor representative attends meetings of the Village Shop organisation. 

 

 Sparsholt Church of England Primary School, Sparsholt Memorial Hall

Both core to the community of Sparsholt a parish council representative attends school governor meetings and memorial hall meetings. More information about both can be found by clicking the organisations tab. 

  

 Details of individual councillor responsibilities and contact details can be found by clicking on the councillors  and contact tab above. 

 

 Meetings 

Parish Council meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month in the Mosaic Room of the village Memorial Hall - so please do come along to the public session to learn more about the activities of your council.

Agendas and minutes of meetings are available by clicking on the meetings tab above.