Estate Warden Job Advert


Estate Warden - £18,702 pa

Horndean Parish Council is responsible for managing and maintaining 60 hectares of public land. We are currently recruiting a full time permanent member of staff with horticultural and grounds maintenance experience.

Duties associated with the role will include tree and hedge maintenance, re-stocking and managing shrub, flower beds and hanging baskets, as well as other routine grounds maintenance tasks.  The role includes the management of the nature reserves with brush cutting, scrub clearance and larger tree maintenance.

The post holder will hold a full driving licence, with knowledge of nature conservation and countryside management, as well as experience of managing public amenity areas.

Closing date for Applications:  9th August 2021 (No CV’s will be accepted, application form only).


Please click on the following links to view a full job description, person specification and job application form.

Estate Warden Job Description

Estate Warden Person Specification

Application Form

For more information, please call Carla Baverstock-Jones – Chief Officer on 02392 597766 or email


Following the removal of the diseased trees afflicted with Ash Dieback on Catherington Lith and Yeolls Copse, Council resolved to leave a few tree stumps and have carvings done to beautify the area.  For Yeolls Copse we were able to secure grant funding from EHDC District Councillor Christopher Hatter.  The carvings at Catherington Lith is funded by South Downs National Park Community Infrastructure Levy.

We contracted a very talented gentleman to do the carvings. Please visit his website for more examples of his work:

Man & His Dog Carvings 

 Please see some pictures below:

Catherington Lith

Below are the first and second carvings to be completed at Catherington Lith.  The website will be updated regularly.

Dragon Wood Carvings

Yeoll's Copse 

Coronavirus Update

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17 May: What’s changed:

You should continue to work from home if you can. When travelling within the UK, you should aim to do so safely and plan your journey in advance.

You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Gathering limits have been eased. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 30 people and indoor gatherings are limited to 6 people or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
  • New guidance on meeting friends and family emphasises personal responsibility rather than government rules. Instead of instructing you to stay 2m apart from anyone you don’t live with, you are encouraged to exercise caution and consider the guidance on risks associated with COVID-19 and actions you can take to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Remember that the risks of close contact may be greater for some people than others and in some settings and circumstances, there will be specific guidance that you will need to follow even when you are with friends and family.
  • Indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, casinos, amusement arcades, museums and children’s indoor play areas are permitted to open with COVID-secure measures in place.
  • People can attend indoor and outdoor events, including live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events is capped according to venue type, and attendees should follow the COVID-secure measures set out by those venues.
  • Indoor hospitality venues such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes can reopen.
  • Organised indoor sport can take place for all. This includes gym classes. It must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • All holiday accommodation can open, including hotels and B&Bs. This can be used by groups of up to 6 or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
  • Funeral attendance is no longer be limited to 30 people, but will be determined by how many people the COVID-secure venue can safely accommodate with social distancing. Limits at weddings, wakes and other commemorative events have been increased to 30 people. Other significant life events, such as bar/bat mitzvahs and christenings, will also be able to take place with 30 people.
  • The rules for care home residents visiting out and receiving visitors have changed, allowing up to five named visitors (two at any one time), provided visitors test negative for COVID-19.
  • All higher education students are able to access in-person teaching.
  • Support groups and parent and child group gathering limits have been increased to 30 people (not including under 5s)
  • There is no longer a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally. A traffic light system for international travel has been introduced, and you must follow the rules when returning to England depending on whether you return from a red, amber or green list country.






The grant application has now been submitted to East Hampshire District Council. A decision is due in July. Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation. Updates will be posted when available.  

Please see the original information here: 

Five Heads Play Area 



We have moved!

Our new address:

Horndean Parish Council Offices

Jubilee Hall

Crouch Lane


PO8 9SU 


If you have any queries please contact the office on 02392 597766 or email for assistance. 

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)


The District Council collects a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on certain developments including residential developments and retail.

The majority of the levy is spent on major infrastructure projects, however 15% of the amount collected has to be spent in  the area where development is taking place, in agreement with the local community.  This is referred to as the ‘Neighbourhood Portion’ which can be spent on a wide range of infrastructure providing it meets the criteria to support the development of the area.

Examples of eligible projects:

  • Environmental improvements such as, landscaping, open space improvement
  • Public Art
  • Street furniture
  • Equipment for a community group. 

Horndean Parish Council currently has £40,289.00 available for projects.

The following proposals have been submitted:

  • To extend and replace the boardwalks situated at Hazleton Common (£3,972.51) and Dell Piece West (£6,659.45)
  • To plant trees within Catherington Lith and Jubilee Field (£2,000 approx)
  • To provide a DDA compliant toddler swings at Downs Park (£57,933 - £9,832).

Please do contact the Parish Office on 02392 597766 or on with any comments which you may wish to make regarding the above proposed projects, and additionally with any ideas about how this funding could be spent.


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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.

Please see the map at the link below with contact details of which authority to report issues to:



Next Meetings

Full Parish Council Meeting

26 Jul 21 - 19:00


Finance & General Purposes Committee

2 Aug 21 - 19:00

Planning & Public Services Committee

9 Aug 21 - 19:00

Full Parish Council Meeting

23 Aug 21 - 19:00