Parish Council

Illegal use of Bolinge Hill Lane

Posted on Sat, 07/10/2017 - 5:05pm

A number of parishioners have complained to the Parish Council about an increase in the number of cars driving along Bolinge Hill Lane (between Petersfield Road, Buriton, and The Causeway).

For some years now this road has been ‘For Access Only’ – which means only for vehicles needing to access the houses or farm along the road.

This lane now forms part of the Shipwrights Way and is used primarily by walkers and cyclists (including children going to or from local schools). Selfish use by unauthorised users is a serious threat to safety.

War Memorial Ballot – please have your say

Posted on Fri, 29/09/2017 - 9:42am

A pack of information (including voting slips) was recently delivered to every household in the parish with the heading “2018 Armistice Commemoration”.

The Parish Council is keen to encourage as many parishioners as possible to respond so that the most appropriate decision can be made about what to do.

The deadline for responses is Monday 2nd October and there are two votes per household (on the special, red, paper).

Ballot papers can be returned with comments, suggestions etc.

Changes to village hall charges

Posted on Fri, 29/09/2017 - 9:36am

At its meeting on 25th September the Parish Council agreed to change village hall hire charges.

Details of the new charges (which will come into effect in 2018) are available on the Village Hall part of this website and details of the reasons for the changes are available in a report attached to the Parish Council Minutes for the meeting of 25th September 2017.

National Park publishes latest version of its Local Plan for consultation

Posted on Fri, 29/09/2017 - 9:26am

The pre-submission version of the South Downs Local Plan contains one set of 96 policies, replacing more than a thousand existing local plan policies currently operating in different parts of the National Park.


This will be the first ever plan to cover England’s newest National Park, the South Downs, in its entirety.

Land at Kiln Lane, Buriton

Posted on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 10:43am

“Public Consultation Flyer”

It has come to the notice of the Parish Council that a leaflet stating that it is a “public consultation flyer” has been sent out concerning the potential development of land at Kiln Lane.

The Parish Council would like to make it clear that this is a wholly private initiative and has no official status. BPC was not aware of it and does not reflective council’s views.

Loss of a lime tree

Posted on Sat, 02/09/2017 - 11:19pm

East Hampshire District Council had to remove a lime tree at the village pond recently because of its dangerous condition.

Because of the immediate danger, officials at the District Council were only able to give limited notice to the community but they have explained that the tree had been under review for the past three years.

The tree had a disease called Kretzschmaria deusta and had reached a dangerous condition leading them to request a tree surgeon to remove it immediately.

Residents’ views sought on tough decisions for balancing the County Council’s budget

Posted on Fri, 04/08/2017 - 5:17pm

Hampshire County Council is conducting a survey to ask people for their views on options for managing their shortfall of money. Have your say!

By 2019/20, the County Council is expecting to face a gap of £140 million because of on-going national austerity measures, demographic changes and inflationary pressures.
They admit that “finding these additional savings is inevitably going to be extremely tough” and the picture is worsened by the fact that central Government revenue support grant funding for Hampshire will cease altogether in 2019/20 – whilst demand for County Council services continues to rise.

Hitting the Cold Spots - Helping Households Stay Warm and Well

Posted on Fri, 04/08/2017 - 5:11pm

East Hampshire District Council has alerted the Parish Council to the “Hitting the Cold Spots” initiative which can help people with heating problems and help find funding

Although many households feel relieved to leave their winter heating worries behind during the warmer summer weather, there are people who are still dealing with last winter’s bills or who are concerned about how they will manage next winter.

Reporting Environmental Problems

The District Council has an online reporting system so that residents can tell them about environmental problems and nuisance.

This covers a range of environmental issues including noise, bright lights, smells, fly-tipping and other types of pollution.

Here is a link to East Hampshire District Council’s online reporting system:

Fly-tipping can be reported in the following ways: