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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:

web – https://one.network/?tm=GB120163359

email – roads@hants.gov.uk

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

In light of the Corona virus outbreak, Selborne Parish Council will be holding remote Zoom meetings starting on Wednesday 17th June 2020, 7.30pm. We will continue to hold meetings remotely on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Please go to our Meetings page to access the agenda which contains login details.

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

Email: clerk@selborneparishcouncil.gov.uk

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

SELBORNE POST OFFICE LETTER

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 clerk@selborneparishcouncil.gov.uk) 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.

Defibrillators installed at Village Halls in the parish

The Parish Council has purchased three automatic external defibrillators which have been installed at the village halls in the parish.  The machines are for use by the public in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The machines are easy to use and anyone regardless of training can use the defibrillators as the machines provide audio instructions.

Budget and Precept

Selborne Parish Council decided on 17 January 2018 to increase its precept (the Parish Council’s share of the Council Tax) by £18,098 for the financial year beginning 1 April 2018.
 It will mean that a Band D household will pay approximately £1.49 per week to finance the Parish Council.

The Parish Council is responsible for providing a range of services and facilities in the Parish. During the period of austerity, it has been prudent with public money using some of its reserves rather than ask for an increase in the precept. Now that the Community Support Grant has been withdrawn and both the District Council and the County Council are putting some of their responsibilities on the shoulders of Parish Councils, there is no option but to increase the precept to cover these costs.

The Parish Council is urgently pursuing the agreed solution for traffic calming in the village, safeguarding the area around the School and the village centre in particular especially given the potential increase in volumes due to major developments in the towns to the north, south and east of the Parish.

The Parish Council is obliged to have regular tree surveys to keep the public safe, and any recommendations have to be carried out; this year’s survey and work cost £3,790.

New legislation is coming along in respect of Data Protection and Transparency Codes with which the Parish Council must comply and which will require all councillors to have extra training.

The Parish Council has responsibility for two recreation grounds. It also provides grants for a number of projects in the Parish: it is anticipated that Oakhanger Village Hall may need an extension and the tennis court in Selborne needs resurfacing.

The Parish Council’s computer, its hardware, software, accounts package and mobile phone need replacing and a mobile PA system is under consideration to enable everyone better to hear what is said at meetings.

Ambulance First Responder Scheme

Two local residents have been successful in setting up a First Responder Scheme in Selborne, which also covers East Tisted, Newton Valence, Greatham, Liss, West and East Worldham and other surrounding areas as required. The team members have their own medical emergency kit bag containing oxygen, a defibrillator and other medical essentials. On receipt of an emergency call where a life threatening incident comes into the 999 system the ambulance control send the team in as the first response whilst the ambulance is on route. For more information please follow the link;

 http://www.southcentralambulance.nhs.uk/our-services/communityresponders.ashx.

The team would like to thank everyone that has helped raise money to start the scheme and buy the kit, but they will have on going costs so donations are still welcome.

Please note that the team will only attend incidents as directed by 999 Ambulance control, so in the event of an emergency please call 999.