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

Organisations

  Notices

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Thursday 18th October 2018.

All parishioners are welcome to attend the meeting which takes place in the Memorial Hall commencing at 7.30pm

Affordable Housing for Sparsholt

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

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

Affordable_Housing/Report_on_Woodman_Close_Bostock_Close_consultation_event_-_16th_June_2018_.pdf

 

Drones

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.

   

Winchester City Council Local Plan 2036 Launch Consultation 

Winchester City Council is about to start preparation of its Local Plan 2036 and wishes to hear from local communities, indviduals and commercial businesses - in fact anyone with an interest in this matter.

The purpose of the Local Plan is to provide a planning policy framework to direct growth and change to appropriate locations, in accordance with the National Planning Guidance to achieve sustainable development. The Local Plan will also include a range of general planning policies to inform the location, scale and appearance of developments. 

The Local Plan will cover the administrative area of Winchester City Council except for that part within the South Downs National Park, which has its own Local Plan. If you feel the Local Plan should cover specific matters or exclude matters, please complete the on-line questionnaire which can be accessed at:

www.winchester.gov.uk/Winchester-lp-launch

All comments must be received by 12pm Friday 21 September 2018

 

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:

www.highways.gov.uk/m3j9

 

 

  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 MemorialHall.Bookings@sparsholtparish.org

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. 

Vision 

“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

A parish councillor is also a school governor and attends governor meetings reporting back to the parish council. 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 playground@sparsholtparish.org

 

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.

 

www.sparsholtcc.co.uk

 

Sparsholt College

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

www.sparsholt.ac.uk