Home-Start Butser

Homestart Butser Poster


Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heartbreaking and overwhelming. Life changing events can happen to anyone. All parents struggle at one time or another. That is why Home-Start is ready to support families through their toughest times.

Volunteers are trained to provide practical and emotional support to families with young children through one-to-one home visiting and in Home-Start Butser’s Family Groups.

All our services are based around the principal that volunteers offer no judgement, just compassionate, confidential help and support.

If you would like to find out how to get help or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer visit: 01730 233755

Funded Childcare, Early Years Education

For information and eligibility regarding free education and childcare for 2-year-olds, please click here 

For information and eligibility regarding early years pupil premium if your child is 3 or 4, please click here  

Merchistoun Hall

Get Up & Go Programme- EHDC

Get Up and Go programme

The Get Up and Go programme provides physical activity classes for East Hampshire residents who are 18 or over with a physical or mental health condition.

For more information, visit the Get Up and Go East Hants website.

The programme is funded by Hampshire County Council.



Horndean Technology College

GCSE Results 2022!

25 Aug 2022

Today we celebrate the achievements of all the students from HTC who received their GCSE and vocational qualification results. The students should be very proud of themselves, despite the considerable challenges that were presented to them by the global pandemic students worked hard and with determination, resilience and support from staff and parents have secured a promising future.

Horndean Technology College students have again attained great results today with 53% of students achieving a ‘strong pass’ (grade 9-5) in English Language/Literature and Maths. 71% of students achieved a ‘standard pass’ (grade 9-4) in both subjects. This will help students secure a level 3 course or apprenticeship. Attainment 8 (the average grade across 8 subjects) was 48.84 demonstrating how students achieve and make good progress across a wide range of subjects by studying a broad and balanced curriculum.

These results are a fantastic accomplishment and show that students and staff have worked hard and are continually maintaining high standards, ensuring that progress made in English and Maths supports all learners. HTC meets the needs of all students, ensuring they make better than expected progress and attainment in many other subjects including Science, the Arts, Languages, Humanities, Sport, Computing and Technology and continues to be a high performing, state maintained, non-selective comprehensive.

Delighted Headteacher, Julie Summerfield congratulated the students’ achievements. She said, “This achievement by the students is brilliant, despite all the hurdles that were thrown at them they came through strong, met the challenges head on, learnt from their mistakes and performed when it mattered the most. We are extremely proud of these results as they demonstrate the excellence that both students, parents and staff have achieved together. Students from HTC will have very promising futures as a result of their successes.”


Hampshire County Council


This is the time of year when we need to think about the state of Hampshire’s land drainage network. As the season for more rainy days approaches and leaves begin to fall, all riparian owners (those who have watercourses on or bordering their land) across Hampshire, should be checking  the state of drainage ditches, pipes, culverts that carry watercourses to ensure there is unobstructed conveyance of surface (rain) water to reduce the risk of localised flooding.  

Please see below link for leaflet/poster detailing what responsibilities riparian owners have and guidance on how to undertake this maintenance to reduce flooding from surface water. Please also review our updated web pages on flood prevention where there is a video about riparian responsibility and clearer advice on riparian responsibilities and ditch maintenance:

You can report flooding via the link Report floodingon our website or emailing us at

To reduce the risk of future flooding we would also appreciate being informed of any planned, ongoing or recent works to install a culvert, pipe or infill/realign a ditch (i.e. an ordinary watercourse) so that we can check that a land drainage consent is in place for those works. Please seeMaking changes to a watercoursefor further details.

If you have any further enquiries regarding this or any other areas of flood risk management, please visit our website for further information:


Flood Risk Management - Landowners information leaflet



OPERATION RESILIENCE  - Frogmore Lane, Horndean - Carriageway Surface Repairs

Please click here for details 



Making the most of our resources is key to ensuring we deliver the most effective and efficient highways service we can across Hampshire’s 5,500 miles of road.   We continue to make the most of digital technology to ensure residents can keep up to date about highways works in their area, report issues to us, and plan their journeys. 

These include:



Please click on the link for the most recent Crime Prevention Bulletin information.

November 2022 

      July 2022 

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - Winter is coming. Is your heating oil system up to the job?

Call Today

With winter near, the Environment Agency, Portsmouth Water and OFTEC are again encouraging people in parts of Hampshire and West Sussex to check and replace failing domestic heating oil tanks by offering a FREE inspection and 50% grant towards a replacement oil tank.

Simon Deacon, Portsmouth Water Catchment and Environment Manager, is part of the scheme:

“If your domestic heating oil tank is more than 20 years old, in poor condition, single skinned, or with deteriorating pipework, then it’s more likely to leak into the ground or local rivers and streams.

“That leak can cost you more than £20k to clean up, and if it contaminates local drinking water, that can quickly escalate to six figures.

“We want to help protect drinking water supplies, so that’s why we offer eligible homes a FREE tank inspection and 50% off replacement works. So far, 42 local homes have taken advantage of the free inspections, 30 of whom have gone on to receive the replacement works”.

Dawn O’Neill, Environment Agency Groundwater Technical Specialist, adds:

“Oil pollution is one of the most common incidents I deal with. The EA records an average of over 130 pollution incidents in England every year caused by heating oil from people’s homes. These can have a major impact on our groundwater, rivers, streams and wildlife.

“By working with Portsmouth Water on this scheme we are reducing the risk to these precious habitats, and helping protect people from costly clean ups later down the line”.

It’s easy to apply:

ü Contact Portsmouth Water to find out if you are eligible – call 07872 108992 or emailü Find out more at

Always report an oil spill or leak to the Environment Agency’s 24-hour emergency hotline on 0800 80 70 60 



                                                                   Old oil tank at risk of leaking                              Replacement oil tank – safe and reliable

                                                                  (source: Portsmouth Water)                                             (source: Portsmouth Water)

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The Hampshire Countryside Service produces a Monthly Newsletter.  This month there is a special edition with the focus on 'The Countryside Code'.  Please see the links below for Newsletter as well as a video relating to dogs in the Countryside.


Dog video



Hampshire Solar Together Scheme

Hampshire County Council declared a Climate Emergency in June 2019 and Cabinet approved the Hampshire County Council Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan in 2020.

The full briefing note available here: Briefing Note, February 2021



Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

Walking in Hampshire is the website for you!  

With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Hampshire (part of the Walking in England suite of websites (  – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

John Harris


Footpath Closures

Potential closure of footpaths: Information for residents can be found via the following link below. If any footpaths, including urban paths are not shown, an application needs to be made to Hampshire County Council to hopefully ensure its continuance. The application process can be found by following the link.

What is a Definitive Map?

Each highway authority keeps a Definitive Map and Statement of all public rights of way - the formal legal record of the existence of footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic. In total it offers more than 137,000 miles of public footpath, bridleway and byway providing a level of access admired throughout the world.