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Horndean Parish Council Events

Armed Forces Day 30th June 2018 - 6pm
Armed Forces Day Poster

Remembrance Day 11th November 2018

Carol Service 11th December 2018 - 7pm 

Upcoming Events in the Community

Concessionary Travel 

Bus Pass Poster


County Cllr Marge Harvey runs a surgery on the third Thursday of each month at the Blendworth Church Centre from 9.30am.


Other News

Home Library Service available from Hampshire Libraries

Home Library Service Flyer

Dementia Resources Flyer 

Press release

HdnHelp for older people at Horndean forum

Help is out there – that’s the message for older people in East Hampshire.

Older people and people who care for elderly relatives are being encouraged to come along to a special event to show off all the services available for them.

The event, organised by East Hampshire District Council, will gather local authorities and care organisations in one place giving people a chance to find out the services and facilities available for older people.

Held on Wednesday 4 July, at Merchistoun Hall, Horndean, the event will feature a market place of care services and speakers from the industry.

Organisations taking part will include:

Brendan Charles from Evergreens, Merchistoun Hall – A weekly social event for over 60’s
Emma Lance from The Help – A local provider of high quality care at home.
Jo Moodie from The Environment Centre – A group promoting environmental sustainability for individuals, businesses and communities.
Andrea Fitzpatrick from the Carer Centre - A community resource dedicated to the support of carers
Mandie Letchford from Artscape - A small art and music based charity working to improve the lives of socially isolated people
Julie Gallagher of Trading Standards – Consumer rights and enforcement

Cllr Ken Moon, Chairman of EHDC’s Community Forum, said: “Research shows that social isolation is as bad for your health as smoking or obesity and tackling this issue is one of East Hampshire District Council’s top priorities.

“However, there is a lot of support for older people in East Hampshire if you know where to find it.

“This event will gather together some of the charities and groups that offer valuable services to support older people.

“If you want to find out more about what is available for you or for the older people you care for then come along on 4 July.”

Community Forums are regular meetings run by East Hampshire District Council to discuss important community and social issues.

The next Community Forum for Clanfield, Horndean and Rowlands Castle will be held on Wednesday 4 July at Merchistoun Hall, 106 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, P08 9LJ. It will start with a market place at 6pm and the speakers will begin at 6.30pm.


Media Contact: Will Parsons, EHDC Communications Officer, 01730 234030







Press release

A big prize for small businesses  

Small businesses around East Hampshire can claim an opportunity money can’t buy this month as part of a national promotion.

Small Business Saturday is looking to celebrate and promote 100 businesses from around the UK in the run up to Small Business Saturday 2018.

Each year the campaign celebrates one business a day in the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday, held this year on 1 December.

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The chosen businesses are promoted on social media, in local and national press and are invited to special exclusive events. Entry is free and so it really is a money-can’t-buy opportunity!

Any small business can apply and the winners will represent all sectors and regions of the UK. Applications opened on 1 June.

Find out more at





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For Your Information

Use M3 Junction 9, Winchester? 
Have your say to help shape Highways England's multi million pound proposals for improvements, including a newly designed road layout, to reduce congestion, make journey times more reliable, improve road safety and reduce air pollution.

We’ve given evidence to the National Infrastructure Commission on the importance of improving this key route in Hampshire as part of the Government's Road Investment Strategy, and it’s good to see the wider community now being asked their views on the plans.

Cllr Rob Humby, HCC Executive Member for Environment and Transport, said: "We’re really pleased that our work as the local Highways Authority with Highways England is progressing, and the improvements we’ve been pressing for at Junction 9 of the M3 at Winchester are now moving forward. 
It will provide much needed relief for local residents, and commuters from traffic and environmental issues at this notorious bottleneck, as well as support the local economy by providing a better link for businesses, not only in the immediate area, but also for those who use it as a through route from the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth to the Midlands. I look forward to seeing how these proposals develop and it’s good to see the wider community and local stakeholders now being asked their views. I would encourage people who use this route to provide Highways England with local knowledge to help shape their plans "

See details of the public exhibition events, where to find the consultation brochure or view the plans online:



Kind regards


Melanie Wathen

Clerk to the Council


Marchwood Parish Council