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News and Events
Neighbourhood Plan 2023 – Referendum result
91% of the votes cast at the referendum held on 23 November were in support of the updated WNP 2022-2037. The updated WNP will now be used to assess all new planning applications in the Parish with immediate effect.
The Parish Council would like to express its sincere thanks for the support it has received. The WPC website will be updated next week.
Emergency work to repair landslip will significantly reduce services between Woking and Basingstoke next week
South Western Railway and Network Rail have issued a joint release this morning (see link and below) regarding a significant impact to services between Woking and Basingstoke next week. This is because of emergency repair work taking place to stabilise an area of embankment which has seen movement over recent days, in order to make it safe. The days which will see the greatest impact are Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December.
You can find more information about the landslip and how it will affect services, including a brief explainer video, on the South Western Railway website. The Plan My Journey page also has a summary of the impact on affected services (scroll down to “Network Updates” and select the dropdown labelled “Landslip repairs between Brookwood and Woking”).
Other SWR services which do not pass through this part of the network (e.g. suburban services in SW London) are not affected by this issue. Services between Portsmouth and London via Guildford are also not affected as the slip is to the west of where these trains join the main line at Woking.
Scam alert – Parish.uk
Winchfield Parish Council has been made aware that Parish.UK is passing off its parish websites as ‘official’ and ‘parish-sponsored’. Under this false premise they are then trying to:
- Get residents to register (and provide their email addresses)
- Get businesses to pay to be in their business register.
This is a scam which attempts to charge businesses, service providers and clubs to continue their business listing. Please be aware that parish council websites exist to serve their community and no charges are ever made to promote businesses, service providers and clubs. Please delete any emails received from an email address ending in parish.uk – they are a bogus organisation and do not act in the best interest of parish councils, organisations and communities. More information can be found at https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/parish.uk
Congratulations to Sherfield-on-Loddon on winning the Hampshire Association of Local Councils Hampshire and IOW Village of the Year.
As part of the same awards WPC Councillor Cepta Hamm and Winchfield resident Tina McLellan were winners in the category 'Inspirational Individual' for their work with Women of Winchfield. Well done Cepta and Tina!
A Small Affordable Housing Development in Winchfield
A public drop-in event was held on Wednesday 26th July in Winchfield Village Hall.
Residents were invited to come along and learn more about how Winchfield Parish Council, in response to a local housing needs survey, is exploring the opportunity for a small development of affordable homes for people with a local connection with the village.
Winchfield Parish Council, Hart Housing officers and English Rural Housing Association were on hand to answer questions.
Further information about the proposed Rural Exception Site can be found on this website and all the information displayed at the event is available on this website. You can also submit questions or comments via the contact page.
Winchfield Community Defibrillator and CPR Training Event
Winchfield Parish Council recently organised Community Defibrillator and CPR Training to take place in the Village Hall. The sessions were well attended by residents and it is hoped that a further session will be arranged for winter 2023. If you would like to register your interest to attend this session please contact the Clerk.
The session will last around 3hrs and will cover Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), the use of a defibrillator and emergency first aid. Time will be provided at the end of each session for general first aid Q&A.
Hart District Council - Resident Newsletter
Hart District Council is launching a resident digital newsletter to keep residents up to date with Council news and information. To sign up visit www.hart.gov.uk and enter your details in the sign-up box at the bottom of the homepage.
The Hart District Council website is kept up to date with the Council news and information.
Hart Voluntary Action have set up a new-look e-newsletter to share curated information more frequently.
Work in the village on the new water main has been mostly been completed with just some 'making good' to be addressed.
Flood Risk Management Guidance for Landowners - guidance from Hampshire County Council for landowners on their rights and responsibilities for maintaining watercourses on or adjacent to their land, to help reduce flood risk to their own and surrounding land.
To see the statistics gathered by our Speed Indicator Device, check our dedicated page.
Litter Picks are normally held twice a year and the last one was held on Sunday, 2 April 2023. Twenty nine people volunteered and around 37 bags of litter plus sundry other larger items were collected. Afterwards everyone enjoyed bacon baps and a catch-up in the village hall! The next litter pick will be held on Sunday 3 December. For further information, please email email@example.com
Defibrillators are installed at the Barley Mow pub, at the Village Hall, at the Railway Station, outside Court Cottage on Bagwell Lane and at The Pheonix Inn pub.
In an emergency always dial 999 first. The ambulance service will be aware that the village has defibrillators and they can provide support over the telephone before an ambulance arrives. Both the defibrillators are in locked cabinets and the ambulance service will be able to advise on how to gain access.
So you know how to use a defibrillator in an emergency? Watch this short video to find out how: https://vimeo.com/642636017#t=2s
Would you like to know more about giving CPR? Watch this short video: Learn CPR in 15 minutes | RevivR | BHF - BHF
Reporting Non Emergency crimes, issues and incidents
If you have a non emergency crime, issue or incident to report to the police please use the online reporting system.
Please see the Police Reporting Guide for help with who to contact:
Please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
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