Longparish Parish Council

The September meeting was lively and well attended.   Here are some of the main points discussed.   If you'd like to know more, the council minutes are published on our village website .


The council had no objection to plans for a conservatory at Forton Farm House

A viewing committee had discussed hedging and fencing at 52 North Acre with the applicant.   The council accepted its recommendations and will write to the applicant and TVBC.


Concern was expressed at overhanging hedges in various parts of the village.   In some cases they are obstructing visibility or narrowing the road which may affect safety.

A small group (Jane Rowland, Peter Jones and Jeremy Barber) will meet the highways officer, Mr Mursell to discuss roads in the parish.   If there is anything you would like raised please contact one of them.


The internal auditor had signed off the accounts and the annual return has been sent for external audit.


Representatives of the council and the school governors will meet the Environment Agency to hear how they plan to reduce the risk of recurrence of this year's floods.


The council is seeking clarification of how the Test Way will be affected by a proposal to divert the footpath at Gavelacre.   A new kissing gate is to be installed on the Broadney and work on clearing paths will continue.

Village Plan

The group has been awarded a grant of £4600 from the Countryside Agency to assist its work.   Details are on the village website.   In addition, the council has pledged £1250.   All transactions will pass through the council's bank account.

A working group on Broadband has been set up.

Open Spaces

There will be a clean up day in November.   Details will be in the next Hill and Valley.   As well as the usual stream clearing, we need to clear overhanging branches in the village hall car park and do some maintenance in the playground.  

The cemetery is looking very good thanks to Clive Kent who has made a splendid job of the hedge.

The bench in memory of Nancy Goodwin will be sited in the church yard.


The dog warden will speak to the next meeting on 13 October.   All interested parishioners, whether dog owners or not will be very welcome to attend.

The next meeting is at 7.30pm on Monday 13 October in the Village Hall committee room.   Our meetings are public and all parishioners are welcome to come and can speak.   The agenda will be on the notice boards at the shop and in Forton a few days before the meeting.

Jeremy Barber Chairman   t el 720459

  email jeremy.barber@longparish.org.uk  



Friday November 7 th

& Saturday November 8 th


The Museum of Army Flying

Middle Wallop, Stockbridge 

Over 60 stalls packed with fabulous and unusual gifts for Christmas.

Café and refreshments.

In aid of Naomi House Childrens' Hospice and the Museum 

For details please ring

Sarah Chetwynd Talbot, 01264 889206 or Netta Wills, 01264 720206


Longparish Playgroup

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Our AGM is on 9 th Oct at 8pm in Longparish School hall.   We hope this will be our last year in the portacabin so please join us and help us plan for an exciting future in new accommodation next year.

Unexpectedly we have a couple of vacancies in playgroup for this year.   If your child will be 3 years old soon (or already is) and you are interested, please contact Maggie Barber, Supervisor on 01264 720459.


Vacancy at Longparish School

Required from September 2003 - a Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant to work at this friendly village school.   The ideal person would enjoy working alongside other supervisory assistants to ensure that all children have a happy, safe lunchtime playing with their friends. Willingness to play games with the children would be an advantage.

Hours per week – 5      - from 12.00 to 1.00 pm.  

Hourly Rate : £5.44 per hour

Term-time only – a half pay retainer is paid through the school holidays.  

A free lunchtime meal is also provided.  

For further details please ring the School 720317