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



Councillor Vacancy

We would like to thank Jo Alexander who has been a member of the Parish Council for the past two years and representative for the playground. With increasing working commitments and two young children Jo has decided to resign as a Parish Councillor but we do hope that she will seek to rejoin in future years if time permits.

If you are interested in filling the vacancy created by Jo’s departure please contact the Chair, the Clerk of any of the councillors listed on the contacts page.


Parish Meeting Council Meeting

Thursday 18 July

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Thursday 20 June at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. 


Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Each year the Parish Council prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). This as explained in the link is available for inspection by contacting the clerk.

Exercise of Public Rights


Serving Hampshire – Balancing the Budget Consultation

Have your say on how the County Council could balance its budget by  visiting

HCC - Balancing the Budget

to find out how to complete the  consultation

Affordable Housing for Sparsholt

Winchester City Council is proposing to develop a small number of Council homes at Woodman Close.

A public consultation took place on 16th June and a summary of the consultation feedback can be found here




Operating drones is not illegal; however, users are restricted from repeatedly flying them in close proximity to residential addresses and doing this could lead to them being dealt with for Anti-Social behaviour or committing a S.4a/S.5 Public Order Act offence.

If you are concerned that a drone appears as though it is being used in suspicious circumstances e.g. if it continuously hovers over a particular area, please contact the Police on 101.



Preferred Route Announcement: M3 Junction 9 Improvement Scheme

All details of the preferred route including technical reports relating to the selection process are availabe on the Highways England website:



  Public Access Defibrillator


Located at entrance to Memorial Hall


The Memorial Hall

Sparsholt Memorial Hall is the village hall.

It is owned by a charity that runs and maintains the hall for use by villager organisations,brownie groups and the village school.

Anyone can hire the hall and facilities either for small meetings in the Mosaic Room or larger functions in the main hall.

The hall is also used for village fundraising events.

To book the Memorial Hall please contact Liz West by email at

Charities Commission Listing

Open Charities Listing

St Stephen's Church

The church, a typical Hampshire structure of flint and stone, is very prominent on raised ground in the centre of the village. Pagan inhabitants may have used the site for worship before the Saxons constructed a simple wooden building, which began the tradition of Christian worship in that place. Its dedication to St Stephen is not common in the British Isles. 

More about the history of St Stephen’s Church Sparsholt with Lainston can be found on The Downs Benefice website together with details of services, notices of events and much more. 

Downs Benefice

The church has an enthusiastic band of ringers and a fine ring of six bells. Visitors are welcome to join the bell ringers or to listen. To find out more visit the Sparsholt Bells website.

Sparsholt Bells


The Village School

In the 1850s, long before education was compulsory, the Church of England set up the forerunner of the present school. 

Today the school with approximately 130 pupils and awarded "outstanding" at its last OFSTED inspectation is guided by its Vision and Core Values. 


“Dig deep and flourish with courage, compassion and creativity”

Core Values reflect the commitment  to create a positive future for learners.

Courage, Compassion and Creativity

To find out more about the shool visit the website at

 Sparsholt Church of England Primary School


The Memorial

 War Memorials attract considerable public interest and ours, being one of the more unusual Cross type of Memorial and being made of timber is in a small group of about 200 in England. It commemorates those in the Services who died fighting during both the First and Second World Wars.

The Memorial was re-pointed and the lettering re-engraved and painted for the Remembrance Service of 2014, this made the Memorial far more legible. Over the years a considerable amount of research has been undertaken on individuals mentioned on the Memorial and we are happy to share this appropriately.

In 2015 Historic England added the War Memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 

For further information please contact Richard Summerfield.





The Village Shop and Post Office

Shop Website


Housed in the historic Well House the Post Office is possibly the smallest in the British Isles. The shop, which has been owned and run by the village since January 2009, offers a wide array of products and services. An important community resource every purchase is key to its ongoing success. 

The Playground

Situated in Woodman Cloase on land rented from Winchester City Council the playground boasts an array of play equipment for children.

The Playground is regularly maintained and inspected. Please report any observations to


Ham Green Conservation Group


Find out more about the activities of this group of volunteers that maintain this beautiful open space 

 Ham Green Conservation Group



The Cricket Club

A "premier" cricket club in the heart of the village Sparsholt Cricket Club fields three competitive teams on a Saturday, a Sunday times that plays friendly fixtures as well as a midweek team and thriving junior section.


Sparsholt College

One of the largest land-based colleges in the country more information can be found at