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Latest news – April 4th 2017
Hampshire County Council would like to notify as many older and disabled people as possible that they are in the process of renewing bus passes which are due to expire 31 March 2017. Full details here.
It has been brought to the attention of our local police that vehicle obstruction in residential areas across the area is a real concern to the local community. Read more here.
The Annual Parish Meeting and the next Parish Council meeting have been brought forward from 13th April to 6th April 2017. The agenda for the Annual Parish Meeting can be viewed here. The draft minutes of the 2016 APM are available on the Meeting dates & Minutes page.
The playground has now been reopened, however the entrance gate nearest the road has been taken out of use and will remain closed. Thank you for your co-operation during periods of maintenance.
Froxfield and Privett Parish Council is now in the HCC Parish Lengthsmen Scheme providing £1,000 worth of sign cleaning, ditch clearance, by-way maintenance and other village upkeep.
The Parish Council would like to hear residents' views on whether to repair the Green Lane by-way (from the Alton-Petersfield Road at Warren Corner to Ragmore Lane). Works will repair two deeply flooded areas which make the by-way almost impassable by walkers and cyclists. The total cost is mostly grant funded but the Parish Council still needs to find £2.2K . Thanks are also given to RS Hill Sons, West Tistead Estate, for their contribution towards the recent repairs to the Ridge Top Lane by-way.
The Parish Council has accepted an invitation from the South Downs National Park Authority to be one of the two parishes in the SDNPA Landscape Watch Hampshire pilot scheme. Residents are welcome to get involved as a web-based volunteer, see www.hampshire.landscapewatch.com.
EHDC is delaying its proposals for Broadband until current reviews at EU and OFTEL level have been completed. New incoming rules are hoped to reduce the costs to provide Broadband for the 3,000 homes not yet connected. A satellite service with grants attached is under consideration and a summary of the final set of EHDC provisions is expected to be announced in the New Year.
From time to time the Parish Council receives information and alerts from various organisations such as East Hampshire District Council and Hampshire County Council. They often take the form of posters, notices and flyers. Click here for info.
New additions are:
- Youth Groups can apply for £250 Money Pot grant.
- Hampshire Trading Standards Service - Unsolicited Doorstop and telephone calls - insulation surveys.
- Hampshire Trading Standards Service - Doorstop callers offering to Tarmac driveways.
- EHDC - Developments will be closely monitored.
- HCC New Walking Strategy, approved Jan 2016.
- SDNPA Local Plan Newsletter, Issue 4, Feb 2016.
The modern civil parish of Froxfield comprises Froxfield and Privett, the relative Parishes being combined in 1932.
Froxfield and Privett Parish Council has eight elected and co-opted members who each year elect their Chairman and Vice Chairman. The Clerk who is appointed by the Council, is the only employee and acts as its Administrator and Responsible Financial Officer.
Meetings are normally held monthly and are open to parishioners who are welcome to attend and discuss their planning application or raise any other matters of interest at the start of the meeting. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to please kindly contact the Parish Clerk in advance. Where possible this period is restricted to 10 minutes.
Agendas and minutes will be posted on this site and on the notice boards at Privett Village Hall and Froxfield Village Stores.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Thursday 6th April 2017 in Froxfield Village Hall following the Annual Parish Meeting. The agenda will be available here before the meeting.