Selborne Roadworks On Hold

Message from Hampshire Highways, Hampshire County Council


This is to let you know that the preparatory works on High Street, Selborne, started on Tuesday 12th October as planned, and tonight  (Thursday 14th October) we were due to start removing the old road surface. However, due to ongoing asphalt supply issues and very wet weather forecast for the early part of next week, we have taken the decision to delay the start of the resurfacing, to avoid traffic having to run on a temporary surface for a prolonged period. Looking at the long range forecast the weather is looking better towards the middle of next week.

Therefore, the road will remain open to all traffic until we are able to start the resurfacing works, and we will review the situation again early next week. As soon as we have a date when we can recommence I will be in contact with you again to let you know.

Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you and should you require any further information do not hesitate to contact me.

Programme Manager – Planned Maintenance

Hampshire Highways

Casual Vacancy on the Council

Selborne Parish Council is looking for a new Councillor. For info see the Casual Vacancy Notice


Newton Valence Estate Plan

Have your say on your local Whole Estate Plan

LUC (Land Use Consultants – has been appointed to assess the process and development of Whole Estate Plans (WEPs) for the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA).

For further information about WEPs, please visit:

To understand the impact that the Newton Valence Estate plan has had on the people who live and work on (or near) the Estate, we are inviting you to take part in a short online survey. This will take no more than 5 – 10 minutes of your time.

The survey will run for 6 weeks from Monday 8th February – Sunday 21st March.

The communities local to the Newton Valence Estate are likely to have been consulted during the production of the plans and we would like to understand if and how you were included in the consultation, and how effective you felt this process was.

Your feedback on your experience will help us to assess the impact and challenges of the current process, and will inform any recommendations for future changes in approach.

We look forward to hearing your feedback.

To complete the survey, please visit the below website which will be live from

Monday 8th February – Sunday 21st March.

If you have any queries regarding this evaluation, please contact Verity Roberts:

Verity Roberts

Principal Landscape Manager, LUC




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Carriageway Investigation Works

Selborne Road, Selborne – Carriageway Investigation Works

Hampshire County Council have advised the following about road works due to take place next week.

In preparation for the carriageway resurfacing due to take place in the next couple of months, investigatory coring works to determine the structure of the carriageway are due to take place on the High Street, between Ketchers Field and Goslings Croft.

The works are programmed to start 18th January 2021 and are expected to last for up to 2 nights, during which time the road will be closed to through traffic between the hours of 20:00 – 06:00hrs. The road will be open outside of these hours.

As we are now approaching the winter months, inclement weather becomes more of an issue and works programmes are more susceptible to change. Whilst there is an allowance within the time periods shown above for delays, there may be times when we have to postpone works at very short notice; based on the latest weather forecasts, this can occur just prior to works commencing. We will always look to provide up to date information wherever we can, but sometimes these last minute decisions can be difficult to relay to the travelling public in a timely manner.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, works will be carried out ensuring safe working practices, and social distancing between site operatives and members of the public are maintained at all times. The appropriate traffic management will be in place to prevent any interaction.

For your safety and that of our workforce, we are unable to guarantee vehicular access to and from your property during the road closure. Should you need to make an essential journey, please contact a member of the workforce in advance and they will be able to advise if they can accommodate your request. Pedestrian access will be available at all times.

Further information can be found here:

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email –

call – 0300 555 1388


South Downs National Park Statutory Document

The South Downs National Park is currently reviewing its senior statutory document, the South Downs National Park Partnership Management Plan.  You can find it here. The current version runs from 2014-2019 so now is the time for them to know of any groups, community groups or individuals, whom they don’t yet know about, who are doing good conservation work on the ground so that they can work with and help them. This will help to achieve the 11 identified ‘Outcomes’ in the Management Plan. So if you are involved in a conservation project of any kind, do please get in touch with them, they would welcome hearing from you.

Selborne Parish Council Meetings

Selborne Parish Council is now holding its meetings in public.

Members of the public are very welcome to join our meetings and can ask questions during the public participation section of the meeting. If you cannot attend but wish to ask a question please contact the Clerk as follows:

Telephone: 07908 408025


You can also follow us on Facebook by liking our page @selborneparishcouncil


Frequently Asked Questions

Selborne Parish Council covers the villages of Selborne, Blackmoor and Oakhanger.  Selborne and surrounding countryside are 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 three villages. Council meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday of each month, with occasional extra meetings as required. Planning applications are discussed within the meetings and there is an opportunity for residents to speak on planning and other issues. The twelve 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 Audit

Each year Selborne Parish Council’s Annual Return is audited by an auditor appointed by the Audit Commission.  Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounts including the annual return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to the Accounting Statements.  These documents for Selborne Parish Council are to be made available on reasonable notice by application to the clerk (07570 892603 or email between the following dates: 21 June 2018 to 3 August 2018.  The audit this year is being carried out by PKF Littlejohn, 1 West Ferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HD.

South Downs National Park Local Plan: Preferred Options Consultation

The South Downs National Park Local Plan has now been submitted for examination and will be considered by the Inspector in Autumn 2018.  Selborne Parish Council submitted a Position Statement following the meeting on 19 September and will be sending representatives to the Examinations.  Further information on the SDNPA Local Plan can be found on the SDNPA website by following this link.