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 20 June
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
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 was approved by the Parish Council at its meeting in October 2017. 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.