This is the official website of Sparsholt Parish Council Winchester, Hampshire.




Parish Council Meeting - Thursday 21st January 2021 at 7.30pm


Council meetings will take place remotely in accordance with regulations issued under the Coronavirus Act 2020.  All members of the public are welcome to join the virtual meeting.  However, to protect the meeting from any inappropriate content those wishing to join the meeting are requested to contact the in advance and no later than 17:00 on the day of the meeting in order to obtain the necessary connection details.

Affordable Housing for Sparsholt

A public consultation took place on 7 November. Details presented of the proposed scheme can be viewed at  


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.

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:

  Public Access Defibrillator


Located at entrance to Memorial Hall

Parish Councillor Vacancy December 2020

Following the resignation of Councillor P Chadwick, there is a vacancy on Sparaholt Parish Council.

Any request for an election by ballot must be made in writing by ten electors of the parish within 14 days (excluding bank holidays, any day appointed for public thanksgiving, Saturdays and Sundays) from 5 December 2020.

The request should be sent to:

The Returning Officer,
Winchester City Council,
City Offices,
Colebrook Street,
Winchester, SO23 9LJ

Nicky Breen

5 December 2020

Notes: In compliance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, the “Parish Councillor Vacancy December 2020” notice above also appears on the Parish Council noticeboards.

There is no standard form for the request. You have to put it in writing, with the signatures of ten electors from the parish, and make sure that the returning officer receives it within 14 working days of the date of the notice. If you have any questions, you should check with the returning officer.

If there is no request by ten electors for a by-election, the Parish Council will seek to fill the vacancy by co-option.



Link to Government website Coronavirus

Support Group 

Information about the Sparsholt Community Support Group can be found here:  Support_Group


Latest Newsletter

  Latest Newsletter


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:


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. 



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. 

Please note that meetings are currently taking place remotely