Parish Council

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 Road Problems

The County Council has an online reporting system so that residents can tell them about problems on the road network.
 
Amongst other things the website deals with potholes, faulty street lights, tree problems, flooding or drainage issues, abandoned vehicles, refilling salt bins, fly tipping and dead animals.
 
The County Council now encourages all residents to use this system to report problems via this website:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/roadproblems

Can we help the County Council?

Posted on Thu, 22/06/2017 - 12:45pm

The Council is encouraging residents to complete a short on-line survey about waste - and is also encouraging people to report road problems via a new website.

The County Council is encouraging residents to complete a short on-line survey about waste (household and garden) – with a particular focus on preventing waste.

Villagers love the Links

Posted on Sat, 20/05/2017 - 9:30am

Eighteen willing volunteers helped cut back areas of overgrown scrub and brambles in The Links on Sunday 14 May to improve the appearance of Buriton’s secret valley and help local farmer, Susan Shone.

Due to wet weather in recent years and new regulations affecting farmers, Mrs Shone had been unable to keep the Links looking as beautiful as she would like.

 

More kissing encouraged on walks between Buriton and Petersfield

Posted on Sat, 20/05/2017 - 9:27am

Volunteers from Petersfield Ramblers, in conjunction with the HCC Countryside Team, have recently replaced two awkward stiles with kissing gates

In recent years Buriton Parish Council has removed over 20 stiles on popular rights of way in the area and now, thanks to the generosity and hard work of the Petersfield Ramblers Club, the section of the Hangers Way between Buriton and Petersfield will soon be stile free.

The volunteers have recently installed a new bridge as well as two new kissing gates – and plans are in hand to replace the last two remaining stiles in June.

Consultation on Buriton Village Design Statement

Posted on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 9:51am

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has published the community’s draft Village Design Statement for public comment.

Village Design Statements (VDS) are prepared by local communities. They describe the character of the landscape and built environment of their parish and include guidelines to help ensure that this character is conserved and enhanced in any new development in the area.

Buriton has had a Village Design Statement since 1999/2000 (one of the first to be produced in the District) and it was updated as part of the community's Parish Plan exercise in 2008/9. The Parish Council has been advised by the Planning Authority that it now needs to be kept up to date again.

Update about War Memorial project

Posted on Tue, 04/04/2017 - 2:39pm

There was a comprehensive update about the War Memorial project at the Parish Council meeting at the end of March.

Everyone was reminded that the idea is to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with something to complement the existing war memorial and give thanks to all those from the community who have helped the country in times of conflict.

A range of entries had been received by the November deadline and parishioners had had a number of opportunities to comment and cast their votes in December and January.