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Welcome to Selborne Parish Council

Selborne Parish Council covers the villages of Selborne, Blackmoor and Oakhanger.  Selborne and its surrounding countryside is famous for its association with the eighteenth century naturalist Gilbert White. In his book The Natural History of Selborne, he meticulously recorded his observations on the plants, birds and animals of this lovely part of Hampshire. 

Much of the parish is within the South Downs National Park and is surrounded by the most beautiful countryside, yet is easily accessible from the A3 and A31. There are some thriving rural businesses and small shops. There are plenty of walking and riding opportunities with many public paths to explore. 

Selborne Parish Council works to supports its residents and businesses within the 3 villages. Council meetings are held monthly of the second Wednesday of each month, with occasional extra meetings as required. Planning applications are discussed within the meetings and there is structured opportunity for residents to speak on planning and other issues. The 12 councillors are supported by a part time clerk. For details of all councillors, meetings and minutes please click on the Council Information link at the top of the page.

 Annual Parish Assembly

Wednesday 27th April

Selborne Village Hall from 8pm 

All residents  of Selborne Parish are welcome to attend the Annual Parish Meeting and hear representatives from the Parish, District and County Councils give an update on the past year and plans for the future for Selborne Parish. We will also be welcoming Asst. Chief Insp Louise Rooks from Hampshire Police, and Christopher Napier from Hampshire CPRE to give short presentations on their work in the Selborne Parish area.


Please come and join members of Selborne Parish Council for drinks and nibbles from 8pm.