HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 - 09 April 2021

The Chairman, Cllr Mrs Lynn Evans said:

We are all deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen, and other members of the Royal Family at this very sad time.


To offer your condolences, please follow the link to the Official Buckingham Palace Condolence book.


The laying of flowers are being discouraged.  Instead of laying flowers it is suggested that a charitable donation be made to a cause close to HRH Duke Of Edinburgh’s heart. This might be, for example, the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity.  Alternatively there are many other charities and organisations that the Duke was patron to.  For more information on how to donate please follow the links below:

The Royal Navy & Royal Marines

 Royal UK Charities & Patronages


The Annual Parish Council Meeting scheduled for 12th April is cancelled.  

Coronavirus Update

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Further easing of restrictions

From Monday 12 April further easing of restrictions will begin, this includes the reopening of outdoor hospitality, gyms, non-essential retail, hairdressers and salons and outdoor attractions.

From Monday the number of care home visitors will also increase to two per resident, all children will be able to attend any indoor children’s activity, parent and child groups of up to 15 people can restart indoors and weddings will be able to take place with up to 15 attendees.

Outdoor gatherings must still be limited to six people or two households, and people must not socialise indoors with anyone they do not live with or have not formed a support bubble with.

Many other restrictions remain in place.  You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have coronavirus symptoms.

You can find out more information on the roadmap out of lockdown in England here.


Keeping yourself and others safe

Please continue to follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, even if you have been vaccinated.

Wash your hands properly to remove viruses and bacteria to stop the spread of the virus

Wear a face covering in indoor settings, such as shops and places of worship, and on public transport, unless you are exempt.

Stay two metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or one metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay two metres apart.

Meet in the fresh air close to where you live, to minimise the amount you travel.


Free rapid tests available

Twice weekly rapid tests will also be available to everyone as we enter the next step on the government's roadmap. 

From Friday 9 April, anyone can access free, rapid lateral flow tests for themselves and their families to use twice a week. Kits can be collected from:

  • 7 Cross & Pillory lane, Alton. GU34 1HL (Alton Tourist Information office)
  • Eco Station, Camp Road, Bordon. GU35 0GY (old Fire Station)
  • The Cottage, Penns Place, Petersfield. GU31 4EP

Opening times will be: Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm and Saturday 8am - 12pm.

Alternatively check where your nearest testing collection site is here..  You must be over 18 years old and not have symptoms of coronavirus, to collect your free pack.

Other ways to get your family tested:

  • You can access rapid tests via your employer if they are offering testing to employees
  • If you cannot get tested at your workplace or are unable to go to a collection site, you can order a home test kit online: Order rapid lateral flow home test kits or call 119.

You should report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test. Report your test result online or by calling 119.  

If you are a parent or guardian, please continue to get your family tested during the Easter school holidays.

Free rapid testing kits are available everyone who does not have coronavirus symptoms. 

If you think you have symptoms book a test online via the NHS website or call 119.

Getting your vaccination

If you are aged 50 or over, are clinically vulnerable, a frontline worker or a career, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccination through the NHS website even if you haven’t yet received a letter. Appointments are available at sites across the borough.

You must book your appointment before you go to a vaccination centre.  We are aware of other scam messages circulating – please ignore them. The NHS will never ask you for money or your bank details for your vaccination – it is free. 

You can book an appointment now if:

  • you are aged 50 or over
  • you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you are an eligible frontline health or social care worker
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus

Please make sure you plan your journey responsibly to allow for as much social distancing as possible.

Find more information about the vaccination programme in the district here





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 


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 



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.

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

Annual Parish Meeting

26 Apr 21 - 18:30


Planning & Public Services Committee

26 Apr 21 - 19:00

Full Parish Council Meeting

5 May 21 - 19:00

Planning & Public Services Committee

10 May 21 - 19:00