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Due to the restrictions placed on mass gatherings, regrettably Horndean Parish Council will cancel both the annual Remembrance Day Parade and Carol Service for 2020. This was resolved at a recent Council meeting in adherence to Government Guidelines in respect of Covid-19.

We appreciate that many of our residents will be disappointed with this news. However, please bear in mind that we have a responsibility to keep our residents, staff and contractors safe.

Other News

  • County Cllr Marge Harvey runs a surgery on the third Thursday of each month at the Blendworth Church Centre from 10.00am.
  • District Cllrs David Evans and Christopher Hatter runs a surgery on the first Monday of each Month at the Ship & Bell between 7.00pm and 8.00pm

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County Council adds £1million to rural broadband scheme  

Hampshire County Council is investing £1 million to step up its drive to get high-speed broadband out to the most rural parts of the county. The funding will ‘top-up’ the Government’s existing Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, to help people in hard-to-reach locations get a fast, reliable broadband service.  

The County Council’s Executive Member for Commercial Strategy, Human Resources and Performance, Councillor Stephen Reid, said: “96% of Hampshire can now access superfast broadband with speeds of 24Mbps (Megabits per second) or more. This is a fantastic achievement, but we want to extend access further.”

Digital Infrastructure Minister, Matt Warman, said: ''Better broadband enhances lives, and it's great to see Hampshire investing alongside government to make that a rapid reality. As part of our plans to level up communities across the UK, we’re prioritising bringing the economic and social benefits of gigabit-capable broadband to rural areas. Even more help is now at hand for rural parts of Hampshire currently suffering with slow speeds. I encourage people and businesses in these areas to check if they’re eligible for a voucher to boost their broadband with these next-generation speeds.”

The Hampshire Top-Up to the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme will enable eligible residents to get vouchers worth up to £3,000 per property - double that of the standard government voucher. Gigabit-capable broadband (also known as ultrafast broadband) has speeds of up to 1000Mbps or 1Gbps. It means residents will be getting the latest technology, delivered straight to their homes – with final speeds being determined by the package chosen by the resident.  

To qualify for the scheme, residents must live in a rural area, be unable to get broadband speeds of 100Mbps or more and apply as a group of two or more premises. Not everyone within a community has to apply – the aim is for there to be enough interest to cover the installation costs (or as near as possible), so that the infrastructure can be built, and gigabit-capable broadband can be made available. 

To find out if you are eligible, follow the below steps: 

1. Find out more about the scheme and check whether you live in an eligible area by going to and entering your postcode

2. If you can already access superfast broadband, a pop-up message will tell you this, and direct you to suppliers. Upgrading to superfast broadband is not something that happens automatically

3. If superfast broadband isn’t available yet, but you live in an area which means you qualify for the Hampshire Top-Up to the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, a pop up message will direct you to the government website to find a registered supplier

4/ The supplier will provide you with a quote and make the application for the vouchers on your behalf and guide you through the process

The Hampshire Top-Up Voucher will be allocated on a 'first-come, first served' basis. To find out more, go to




Start a free summer adventure with Playing Around!

Playing Around East Hampshire is running an exciting summer adventure for children you can take part in from the comfort of your own home.

East Hampshire District Council’s play service (previously known as Rural Areas Play Project) has already been providing fun online activities for children during lockdown.

The new summer adventure includes a free online activity trail, running for five weeks, starting on 27 July.

There are five activities per week – one will be released on its Facebook page (@PlayingAroundEH) each day. Each week the activities will be based on a different theme, including space, friends and family, history, the great outdoors and magical adventures.

Each activity will focus on a different challenge area, so there’s something for everyone. You can master one or have a go at them all to become a Story Superstar, Amazing Artist, Champion Chef, Active Allstar or an Incredible Investigator.

Keep up to date by filling out one of our activity trackers (available to download here or at and let the team know on Facebook or by email ( to receive your certificate.

Cllr Julie Butler, EHDC Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Communities said: “It’s been a difficult time for children who have not been able to go to school and for their parents who have been doing a fantastic job home schooling and keeping them entertained.

“As we get closer to the summer holidays and there’s less schoolwork to do, these activities are a great way for families to spend quality time together, learn new skills and just enjoy themselves.”

All activities will be released on the Playing Around Facebook page and you can sign up for email alerts to keep up to date.


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Bring a face covering when visiting the shops from today

Most of the shops in East Hampshire have now reopened to the public, with things in place to keep you safe such as screens or limits on the number of people who can enter the shop.

If you’re supporting your local shops and shopping safely, thank you.

Wearing face coverings in shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, building societies and post offices is now mandatory.

Wearing a face covering is not mandatory in other venues that have measures in place to protect staff and the public from coronavirus. These include:

  • eat-in restaurants and pubs
  • hairdressers and other treatment salons
  • gyms and leisure centres
  • cinemas, concert halls and theatres


Why should I wear a face covering?


Wearing a face covering will help protect others from you. If you have caught coronavirus but have not developed symptoms, the covering could reduce the chance of you passing it on.

Face coverings are not a replacement for keeping your distance from others and washing your hands.

It’s important that you wear and store your face covering properly. Make sure you wash or sanitise your hands before putting it on and after taking it off, avoid touching your face and store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you wash them.


Where can I get a face covering?


A face covering can be very simple and should cover your mouth and nose.

Lots of shops and brands are starting to sell their own face coverings or you could make your own.


What if I can’t wear one?


There are some circumstances, for health, age or equality reasons, where people cannot wear face coverings. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances and remember that some people are less able to wear them.


What if I don’t want to wear one?


If you do not wear a face covering, the shop you are visiting can refuse you entry.

The Police will have powers to issue £100 fines to people who do not wear face coverings in shops and supermarkets.


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