Planning for a thriving community

Update on consultations.

We are close to the end of this phase of the consultation process and, once it is complete, the analysis of responses will commence.   A questionnaire will then be sent to all residents to ensure that everyone's views are considered before the plan is drafted.  

Thank you to everyone who contributed to these discussions over recent weeks.   We were delighted that so many people joined in.   It will shortly be possible to view the summaries of these discussion groups on the website.   Watch this space!

Meanwhile, for those who have not yet been involved, and wish to comment, (topics were listed in January 2004 Hill & Valley) your views can be emailed to: Fiona.gould@longparish.org.uk , or you can drop a note to her at 5, Forton.


St Nicholas Church, Longparish


Saturday 20th March 10.00am

Anyone is welcome to come and help give the church

a much needed spring clean.

In fact the more the merrier.

Contact Christian Dryden 720 398 or just turn up on the day.


January FoLS 100 Club draw result:

1st Prize               £25               No. 47      Pat & Paul Taylor

2 nd Prize               £10               No. 14      Mrs. P. Anderson

3 rd Prize               £5               No. 114   Lesley Green


Saturday 27 th March 2004

Jumble Sale

at 1pm in Longparish Village Hall


In aid of the

Countess of Brecknock Hospice in Andover

All contributions of jumble, bric a brac and raffle prizes welcome

Please take to the hall on the morning of the sale   or contact the following to arrange collection

Maureen 720062

Iris 720381

Jo 720391


Longparish Cricket Club January Draw

1 st            £35               239               Warren Bonathan

2 nd           £15               5               Kate Hibberd

3 rd           £15               76               Richard Wills


2004 – Make something happen in your village

In the rural villages of Test Valley many people of all ages and abilities face isolation.   This is for many reasons – poor transport facilities often being the main one.


Would you like to see more activities for older people, children and families or disabled people based in your village?   Test Valley Community Services may be able to give advice and to help you to access funding.   Our team could support an existing group or help a new one to become established.   Our services are free to voluntary and community groups, and we want to encourage initiatives in rural areas.

Please contact Greg Alexander on 01794 519998

or email romsey@tvcs.org.uk .


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in aid of Longparish School & Community Project


Thursday 25 th March 12 midday

at Longmead House

by kind permission of Mr. & Mrs. J. Ellicock


Tables £60.00

to include Glass of Wine on arrival

Please bring your own cards



To reserve your table please contact:

Mrs. Sarah Nicholson



SP11 6PF

Tel 01264 720406

Mrs. Helen Mehaffey

The Limes,

Hurstbourne Priors

RG28 7SB

Tel 01256 893119

Please make cheques payable to

Longparish Community Project.

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Longparish School

A Science and Technology Week was held during February.   The junior children visited Intech in Winchester for a lecture on gases.   Visitors to the school during the week found children designing and making shelters, hobbit homes, moving vehicles and models of buildings.  


Test Valley Borough Council kindly arranged a series of Tae Kwon Do sessions for the 9-11 year old pupils and these have proved to be very popular.  


Two children from Year 6 were invited to take part in a writers' workshop organised by First Partnership and two boys from Year 4 who are learning the clarinet had the opportunity to play with other pupils at John Hanson School for a workshop organised