This is the official website of Sparsholt Parish Council Winchester, Hampshire.

Parish Plan

  Notices

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Thursday 21st December 2017.

The next meeting will be on 21 December. All parishioners are welcome to attend the meeting which takes place in the Memorial Hall commencing at 7.30pm

Bench - Woodman Close

The seat and backrest have been replaced.

 

 

 

 

Community Safety Advice

It has been bought to our attention that a group historically known as ‘Nottingham Knockers’ are operating in the Winchester area. They are normally ex-offenders who claim that they are working with a pedlars certificate. Essentially they work to a gang master who will bring a group to a specific area and drop off. The individuals then go off selling door to door before getting picked up and taken to another area. While there are periodically allegations of abusive behaviour by those selling at the door if a householder refuses to buy goods, these incidents are the exception rather than the norm.

The advice is not to open the door to strangers or buy or sell on the doorstep. If a householder is abused or threatened on their own doorstep then they should be calling the police, 101 or 999 if they feel particularly vulnerable by the intimidating behaviour.

 

  Public Access Defibrillator

 

Located at entrance to Memorial Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winchester City Council describes a Parish Plan as follows “This is community-led and aims to look at what a community needs, identify how to improve the quality of life for people who live there now and to make sure people can enjoy that quality of life in the future” 

In Summer 2015 Sparsholt Parish Council called for volunteers from the community to form a working group with the aim of producing a Parish Plan.  The Group was formally constituted in September 2015.  During 2016 views of residents were sought through the medium of a questionnaire which was delivered to every adult in the Parish with a separate questionnaire for each young person, aged between 11 and 17 years old. An initial Housing Needs questionnaire was circulated to establish the importance or otherwise of changes to the village housing and to assist in preparing the full questionnaire. All this information was collated and results analysed resulting in a draft plan showing issues and potential actions to address these. 

The plan has now been passed to the Parish Council and will be discussed at forthcoming meetings ahead of its formal adoption. Thank you to Norman Wood, Sue Annesley, Terry Dunn, John Cooper, Mike Hodder and Chris Tovey for production of such a comprehensive report and the many hours spent in completing this.