Longparish, Hampshire

What's New

There's a newer new than this new

What's most spectacularly new is that this is all now old. The up to date site still lives at www.longparish.org.uk, it's just that we've moved the old site here so that we can be nostalgic about it.

That said, some parts of the new site still (as of 22nd July 2014) point here because we haven't quite finished transferring, polishing and buffing it up to be nice and sparkly.

Please don't rely on this archive living forever: at some point, sufficient bit- and link-rot will have set in that we will decide to take it down altogether.

What follows is the old new stuff...

This is where we try to keep you up to date with news of what's happening and new stuff on the web site.

LCA Midsummer Fun Day - Saturday 21st June

We will be holding our biennial Fun Day again this year, with activities from early morning to late at night, some familiar and some new. The theme will be Carnival, with a side order of celebrating the World Cup (which is apparently of interest to some people in the village!).

Keep the whole day reserved in your diaries so you can join in - and if you'd like to be involved in helping us organise the day, please get in touch with Fiona Gould (720709).

Midsummer Barn Dance - Saturday 21 June

The Fun Day will be rounded off with a barn dance to raise funds for FoLS and the Playgroup. Details are here.

Scarecrow Invasion!

Scarecrows have been spotted around the village. We are keeping an eye on where they are and putting pins in the map below. Voting takes place at the Cream Tea.


The Parish Council have issued a document entitled Notes on Longparish Flooding — December 2013 to March 2014.

Before the next Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 9 June there will be an Open Forum on flooding. If you would like to attend please inform the Parish Clerk, Sally Lawman, by email (clerk@longparish.org.uk) or by telephone (01264 738716) by the end of Thurs 5 June. The Forum will not take place if there is insufficient interest.

Village Hall

The hall is fully accessible with a new ramp at the front, disabled loo and a hearing loop.  The heating quickly warms the hall up to a comfortable temperature and the lighting and new colour scheme provide an atmosphere which is relaxing and welcoming. If you haven't seen it yet and would like to look around please contact John on 720018 or Maggie on 720459.

To hire our lovely hall please email villagehall@longparish.org.uk or phone Jacqui on 720560.

There is more information about the refurbishment on the Village Hall pages.

School May Fayre results

£3,870.60 was raised. See poster. FoLS say "thank you. Your kindness, support and generosity is overwhelming."

mary with an owl LCA - Recycled Teenagers

The Recycled Teenagers’ Club is open to all older members of our community and was started by Longparish Community Association in 2007.  We organise regular outings and other events using Test Valley Community Service’s minibus for transport.   We are very grateful to the Longparish Community Association for their continued support as that helps us to keep the cost to participants down.

Our programme of outings for this year is listed below. If you are retired and living in Longparish please come and join us.

Our next trip is to Mottisfont on 10 June. We have a few spaces left on the minibus so this is your chance to see the roses at their best.

Here's the programme for the rest of the year:

  • July 8 Leigh on Solent
  • August tbc Army Air Museum
  • September 9 Southsea
  • October 14 Exbury Gardens
  • November 3 Newbury shops
  • December 2 Christmas party

If you or someone you know is interested in joining us or you would like further information please contact Corinne on 720643.

LCA Coffee Shop - next one Friday 13 June

Coffee potThe LCA Coffee Shop in the village hall meeting room is open from 9 am -12 noon every second Friday of the month.  Drop in with your friends, children, parents. Everyone is welcome.

The next one is on Friday 9 May and not the 16th which is the date shown in Hill & Valley. Sorry about that.l

For £1 you can enjoy a cup of tea or delicious ground coffee and biscuits.  Fairtrade orange juice is available for children.

Films back by popular demand - Third Monday of each month - Next one 19 May

Emma Smith is kindly masterminding these events on the third Monday of each month. Doors open at 7 and the shows start at 7.30. Entry is free for LCA members but donations to help cover the costs will be welcome. For May we have an award winning film starring Judi Dench. The terms of the licence do not allow us to name the next film here but you can read about it in Hill & Valley.

Longparish Gardening Club - Tuesday 27 May at 6pm

We will be visiting 3 gardens in Barton Stacey, two close together and the final one a little further down the road where we will finish at the garden of Karen and Bill Sykes for drinks and to look around their lovely garden. Parking at either of the village car parks in Barton Stacey (close to village shop).

Members free but please bring money for drinks. (Non-Members £5.00 Very Welcome) Any queries to Rosie Lowry 01264 720325 rosie@yewcottagelongparish.com

Core Stability Classes - Thursdays at 6pm in the Community Hall

If you'd like to improve your fitness come along to the core stability class at 6pm in the School/Community Hall on Thursday evenings. The classes are arranged by the Andover Tri Club with experienced coach Sam Pratt who has the wonderful ability to be able to ensure that people of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities get the best out of the class.


Longparish Craft Club are a social group with a shared love of making things. We meet fortnightly on Tuesdays at Longparish Village Hall in either the main hall or in the meeting room to the rear of the hall. The club runs from 7.30pm until 9.30pm and entry costs £2 per person which includes tea and coffee.

Find out more on the Craft Club Page

Smooth Movers Ladies' Exercise Class - Thursdays 9.15 to 10.15am

Classes are led by Lauren Mildenberger, a fully qualified instructor. She teaches low impact short routines to music. This is kinder to your joints. It is not a fast pace class so is ideal for complete beginners and senior ladies. Each session includes gentle warm up, cardiovascular exercise to increase heart-rate (nothing major!!) and toning – concentrating on those problem areas (Arms, Bums, Tums).

Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip footwear. Everyone works at their own level, no pressure. Come along and give it a try. £5 per session. Free parking - so why travel to Andover for a class?

Need more information? Phone Gina on 01264 720128.

LCA - L2SOTM - The Longparish Second Sunday of the Month handicap running race

The L2SOTM is a race of about 3 miles (5km) held on the second Sunday of every month. The next race is on Sunday 14th August starting at 10am at the Cricket Ground. Runners of all standards are welcome as are brisk walkers. The handicap system means that the slowest have as much chance of winning the cups as the fastest. Hope you can come. There will be refreshments afterwards and supporters of all ages are very welcome. More details are available on the L2SOTM pages.


 LCA Kidz Zone: Longparish Youth Club

Kidz Zone meets fortnightly on a Wednesday. It is open to people aged 11 to 18. More information here

Parent and Toddler Group

Our thriving Parent and Toddler group meets weekly in the village hall. Click here for more information.

Walks leaflet

Our Longparish walks leaflet was distributed to every household in Longparish and Hurstbourne Priors. They are in great demand from visitors and locals alike and are available from the pubs, the church and the shop. There's more information in our local walks area

Golden Jubilee - 11 June 1887

Going back a bit further there was a huge celebration on 11 June 1887 for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Details are recorded in a notebook belonging to John Woodcock. You can read a transcribed copy here.

Where is Longparish?

You can see some maps of the area at different scales by following the link 'How to find Longparish' in the menu. If you are still puzzled, "Southern England" (the first map) is the bottom quarter of that little island to the top left of Europe.

The Quick Tour

You can find out about Longparish in the Village Handbook's History and Environment sections.

Photo Gallery

We will gradually be adding photos to this part of the site. If anybody has any (new or old) that they could let us have, we'd be pleased to see them. Obviously digital is the easiest, but we can scan in prints as well.

Parish Council & Community Issues

This section explains the responsibilities of the Parish Council and gives you contact details for members, as well as dates, agendas and minutes of council meetings. You can also access items of general village interest such as the Design Statement and the Community Project, in this section.

Local Services and Organisations

In this part of the site you should be able to find a substantial amount of information on such things as local government, and how it impacts on Longparish, as well as details about the church, schooling, shops and pubs, and many organisations that operate in or around the village.

Village Handbook

The Village Handbook gives some of the history of the village, its landmarks, families & traditions. It also suggests sites of interest and wildlife you should look out for as you wander around the village.

Hill and Valley

Hill and Valley is our local community magazine. We have copies of the Longparish pages.

Contact us

We're delighted to receive any comments about either this site, or issues of interest in the village especially notice or reports of events that you would like us to publicise on the site. The webmaster will pass on comments to the appropriate people. Just use the Contact form, which is available on every page in the menu bar at the top.

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