Longparish Parish Council

Here are some points from the October meeting.   The full minutes are on the village website.

Website Award

Our website is the Hampshire Website of the Year for town and parish councils.   Congratulations to all concerned.  

New Councillor

Toby Cooper was co-opted to fill the vacancy caused by Jane Rowland leaving the village.   Thanks very much, Toby, for volunteering.


The council had no objection to the following proposals

•  Change of use to independent dwelling unit – The Coach house at The Croft
•  Erection of timber barn – Testwood Trout Farm, This was a revised application with the building better sited
•  Alterations to stable building and erection of outbuilding – Mill house.   This includes a new thatched building where the council asked for a condition that the thatch be in straw not reed in accordance with the Village Design Statement
•  Demolition of existing garaging and erection of three bay garage/domestic workshop – Forest View, Harewood Industrial Estate,
•  Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of house and double garage/store (amended scheme) and formation of new access and alterations to residential curtilage – Red ~Roofs, B3400
•  Installation of wood burning stove and alterations to existing chimney – Little Newton


The council decided to continue to pay for a copy of Hill & Valley to go to each household in the parish and was delighted to hear the good news that the advertising is doing well so the cost to the council is going down.   A lot of people work hard to make the magazine such a success.   Thanks very much to you all and congratulations on 60 issues.

Details of how to contact all the councillors will be posted on the various notice boards.

Wheelie Bin Collection

The council was very concerned to hear a proposal from TVBC to reduce wheelie bin collections to once a fortnight.   Imagine what a bin with a fortnight's worth of nappies in it will smell like in the summer.   The Clerk was instructed to write to TVBC expressing the council's concern in the strongest terms.


Thanks very much to all who attended the brushcutter course and to Ricky Bourne for leading it.   You can see the pictures on the village website.   If you'd like to help maintain our footpaths or to attend the next course please contact Martin Lampard on 720529.


The next Council meeting is on Monday 13 December at 7.30pm in the Village Hall committee room.   We have invited WPC Fiona Taylor, our new community police officer to the meeting to meet the council and explain her role.   Meetings are public and all parishioners are welcome to come and can speak.

Jeremy Barber Chairman.   Tel 720459

email jeremy.barber@longparish.org.uk  

Carol Singing for all 

Come and join St Nicholas Church for a good evening of carol singing, with free mulled wine & mince pies

Sun. 12 th December 7.30pm at the Cricketers

Friday 17 th December 7.30pm at the Plough


Longparish Primary School

We enjoyed watching the demolition of the old classrooms and during November it has been very exciting to see all the different machines at work.

From 8-12th November we held an Arts Week.   Children spent three days working with different media and experimenting with colour.   The week ended with the children finding out about the life and works of Picasso, Roger Deane, Wassily Kadinsky and LS Lowry and having the opportunity to work in the style of these artists.  

FOLS 100 Club October draw

1 st          111         Mrs J.K.Dodman

2 nd           107         Melanie Williams

3 rd           37           Mrs Wolfe-Barry


HDRA Hampshire Organic Gardening Group


29 TH – 30 TH JANUARY 2005


Testbourne Community Centre

Over 120 varieties of seed potato

15p per tuber or by the 2,5kg net

Organic seed varieties

£2 per adult

Children free


More information 01256 893264



Wine tasting raised £900 for the Project

Those who attended the wine tasting hosted by Mr & Mrs Hanbury-Bateman at Forton House on October had a very pleasant evening.   The tasting was professionally run by Nick Sweet, who also auctioned fine wines.   Excellent food was provided to complement the wines by Helen Mehaffey, Pat Taylor, Lois Jones and Clare ffolkes.