More than 800 trees planted

 Horndean Parish Council and volunteers from the local area were replanting trees at Catherington Lith Local Nature Reserve after a felling operation to remove trees suffering from Ash Dieback in 2020.  Pictured is: (l-r) Paul Luff, Max Emery, Dave Noble, Matt Madill, Derek Barham, Garry Marshall and Julie Wells.  Picture: Sarah Standing (160221-3043) 

The Portsmouth News has reported the replanting programme on Catherington Lith. Please see the link below for the full article:

Portsmouth News 


There is a girls bike (photo below) which have been left against the railing in the car park at Jubilee Hall. If this is yours or you know who it belongs to, please can you arrange for this to be collected.




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. 






What to do if you, or someone you know, needs help


Please look out for elderly or vulnerable residents and let us know if they need help, especially during this cold spell. And if you need help, please do get in touch.


Visit:,, or phone the Hampshire Coronavirus Support and Helpline on 0333 370 4000 (calls charged at local rate) or request a call-back from the Helpline by completing the call-back request form.


For the duration of the national lockdown, the extended hours will continue as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: 9am - 4.30pm
  • Weekends: 10am - 3pm




New restrictions come into force on Boxing Day

East Hampshire district will move into Tier 4 from 00:01 on Boxing Day (Saturday December 26).

This means you must stay at home, apart from limited exceptions.

People should not enter or leave Tier 4 areas. Read the Tier 4 restrictions in full or see this overview

Vulnerable people advised to shield

Clinically extremely vulnerable people in Tier 4 areas are advised to follow shielding advice - if this applies to you Hampshire County Council will contact you directly.

Read the shielding advice on the Government website. 

Cllr Richard Millard, Leader of EHDC - We must do what we can to contain the spread of coronavirus


I've just heard that East Hampshire will move into Tier 4 from Boxing Day (00:01 on Saturday December 26).

I know this will be difficult for many of us as it will further reduce our social interactions but it is so important that we do everything we possibly can to contain the spread of coronavirus. So please follow the new rules, even if it is hard.

Tier 4 means that non-essential retail will have to close so this will also have a big impact on our local businesses who have already suffered so much this year. I'd like to reassure you that we are doing everything we possibly can to support you and help in any way we can. 

It's going to be a Christmas unlike any other, but if we all follow the new rules then together we will get through this and I very much hope that 2021 will be a brighter year for us all. 

If you have any coronavirus symptoms:

• High temperature
• New, continuous cough
• Loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.

Get a test and stay at home.

South African strain

A new strain of the virus has been linked to South Africa.

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, today said: "Anyone in the UK who has been in South Africa in the past fortnight, and anyone who has been in close contact with anyone who has been in South Africa in the last fortnight, must quarantine immediately

"By quarantine, I mean they must restrict all contact with any other person whatsoever.

"We will be changing the law to give this legal effect imminently.

"These measures are temporary, while we investigate this further new strain, which is currently being analysed at Porton Down."

Read today's full statement

Covid marshals

Covid marshals will be out and about in the district helping residents and businesses comply with the rules. They are here to help!






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.

Please click on relevant tab to find out more

Please click on relevant tab to find out more

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

Staff Committee

8 Mar 21 - 18:30


Planning & Public Services Committee

8 Mar 21 - 19:30


Full Parish Council Meeting

15 Mar 21 - 19:00

Grounds Committee

22 Mar 21 - 18:30