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Horndean Parish Council Events

Remembrance Day 11th November 2018 from 10am

Carol Service 11th December 2018 - 7pm 

Remembrance Day Poster

Upcoming Events in the Community

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


I have spaces available on Gales Brewery workshops details can be found at:


17th September and 15th October
10am to 12noon at Napier Hall, Horndean PO8 9NL

Ceramics Gales Bottles.
Participants have an opportunity to customise and paint clay bottles using any patterns and shape they choose in this fun hands-on workshop.
The group will draw out a design and then hand paint glazes onto pre-fired bottles. These will be dipped glazed once dried and brought back to Making Space for firing. If the group work faster than predicted they can start part 2:
The 2nd part is cutting up clay bottles which have been allowed to go leather hard but have not yet been kiln fired. The group can do whatever they want, including cutting up the bottle and layering on fresh pieces of clay.

A bit about Peter:
Peter Levy is one of our Associate Artist and had a studio at Making Space for many years. He trained at Portsmouth University as a mature student and is an experienced teacher and workshop leader. His work is inspired by coastal scenes and he specialists in Raku, a pottery technique that has its origins in 16th century


Place are limited but to book your place send a message on the FB page or contact:

Rebecca Probert

Community Officer @ EHDC

01730 234185


For Your Information

As part of the programme of works being undertaken by Operation Resilience, we will shortly be undertaking carriageway resurfacing on Murray Road, Horndean, from Catherington Lane to Napier Road. The works are programmed to start on Monday 24th September and are expected to last for 4 days, during which time the road will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 07:30 to 18:00hrs. The road will be open during evenings and weekends.


Prior to the resurfacing it will be necessary to carry out kerb repairs and footway works which will commence on Monday 3rd September and are expected to last for 3 weeks. As with the resurfacing works, it will also be necessary to close the road to traffic whilst these repairs are undertaken.


Information signs advising road users of the works will be erected approximately 2 weeks before the start of works. A letter will be sent to local residents and an email will be sent to East Hants District Council and Horndean Parish Council to advise them accordingly.


Should you have any questions or require further information please contact the Operation Resilience team on 01962 813063 or email

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East Hants District Council News

Press release

RAPPRAPP is saving lives and staving off boredom in October half-term

Children across the district can gain some basic first aid skills that could help them save lives at a play project running in October half-term.

The half-term week, which runs between Monday 22 October and Friday 26 October, will see the return of a range of exciting activities to many towns and villages across East Hampshire – including East Meon, Liss, Kingsley, Selborne, Liphook, Horndean, Petersfield and Whitehill & Bordon.

The basic first aid course, provided by Little Grasshoppers, for children, young people, parents and grandparents is just one of the activities in a fun-filled week at the Rural Areas Play Project (RAPP).

Other activities include model-making, which will give the children the chance to have some messy fun with plaster of Paris, superhero cape designing, indoor fencing and archery. A craft session will give the kids the chance to make anything from spiders to flowers. There will be a fun session at the Xcel Gymnastics Centre, mini tennis at Kingsley Tennis Centre and ‘wild art’, where natural clay, twig paint brushes, animal foot print designs and natural paints will be used to create a natural masterpiece. And, of course, RAPP favourite, Mr Giant, will be back with some circus skills and balloon modelling fun!

RAPP was set up 12 years ago by East Hampshire District Council to give children up to the age of 11 (under eights must be accompanied by an adult) the opportunity to get involved in fun activities, games, adventures, workshops and meet new friends in the school holidays.

The full programme of activities, prices and locations can be found here:

Get Activ8d, which provides sporting activities for children aged seven to 14, is also back for October half-term in Petersfield, Horndean, Kingsley and Whitehill & Bordon.

The Get Activ8d programme includes indoor fencing and archery with activity club Redwood Active, as well as gymnastics, squash, trampolining and tennis.

The full programme of activities and locations can be found here:

You will be able to book online from 10am on Tuesday 2 October through the My East Hampshire District Council portal:


You can download a high-res photo from our Flickr page




Press release

Volunteer AwardsEast Hampshire’s “Celebration of Volunteering” 2018

The volunteers of East Hampshire will be recognised and rewarded for their hard work and dedication when the volunteer awards return in November.

The East Hampshire Volunteer Awards, organised by Community First and East Hampshire District Council, will not only recognise the time and energy given by volunteers to organisations across the district, but will also be an opportunity to celebrate the enthusiasm of local volunteers who make such a difference to the lives of many residents.

This year’s awards ceremony will take place at the Old Thorns Manor Hotel in Liphook on Thursday 8 November at 5pm.

Any group or organisation operating in the voluntary and community sector across the district can make nominations. The categories are:

Young Volunteer of the Year

Small Team of the Year

Large Team of the Year

Unsung Hero

Special Commendation

Lifetime Achievement

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Tuesday 2 October 2018.

Cllr Julie Butler, Deputy Leader of EHDC and Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Communities, said: “It’s really important that we give back to the people who do so much for our district.

“These people do what they do out of the kindness of their hearts, not for reward or recognition – but these awards give us a fantastic opportunity to let them know how much we appreciate their hard work and celebrate their achievements.

“Volunteers really do make East Hampshire a better place to live, and for that they deserve our appreciation.”

Janet Duggan, Volunteer Service Manager for Community First, said: “We are really excited to announce this year’s East Hampshire Volunteer Awards which are a great opportunity for any community group/not-for-profit organisation to nominate their volunteers.

“The volunteer awards celebration last year was a very special occasion and we look forward to receiving nominations”.

For further information on the awards and to find out how you can nominate a volunteer please visit the Community First website: or contact Julie Eden at or on 01730 777514.


High-res photos from last year's volunteer awards ceremony can be found on our Flickr page

Show a volunteer some love!


Press release

New councillor for Bramshott and Liphook Parish Council

One new councillor has joined Bramshott and Liphook Parish Council but a vacancy still remains.

A call was issued for new members to fill two vacancies on the council.

Richard Rowson (Independent) submitted the only valid nomination and has joined the council uncontested.

However, another candidate is needed to fill the remaining vacancy. If two or more candidates come forward an election will be held on Thursday 13 December. 

Nominations to stand for election must be received by East Hampshire District Council’s Elections Team, at Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX between Thursday 8 November and 4pm Friday 16 November.

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


Press release

Joint press release from East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council


Jaz and Neil

Joint animal welfare team are top dogs in RSPCA awards

The team that runs animal welfare for East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council has scooped three gold medals from the RSPCA.

The two councils now share an animal welfare team and the new set-up has yielded instant success.

As part of a national standard for animal welfare the new, joint team of Neil Thompson-Burton, Jazmine Green and Gillian Gower secured three gold medals.

They were rewarded for their care of stray dogs, contingency planning and for their regulation of animal boarding businesses around the district.

The team’s work had been assessed by the RSPCA Community Animal Welfare PawPrint Awards, a nationwide scheme.

Cllr Ingrid Thomas said: “This is the first year our animal welfare team has been working across two councils, so we are thrilled they have achieved so much success.

“It’s an incredible achievement to win three golds in these vital areas of animal welfare work and it just demonstrates the great job the team is doing across both areas.”

Havant Borough Council’s Cabinet lead for Neighbourhoods, Safety and Enforcement, Councillor Narinda Bains, added: “I am delighted that the hard work and excellent standards of the team have been recognised by the RSPCA. It is an outstanding achievement.”

The council’s stray dog service was commended for its efficiency and care. The animal welfare team works in partnership with Portsmouth City Council Stray Dog Kennels which can safely look after strays.

The team was also rewarded for its contingency planning, with strong plans for looking after animals that may be displaced in the event of an emergency, such as flooding.

The third gold was won for enforcing strict regulations on Animal Boarding Establishments, which include kennels, stables, catteries, pet shops and even the local bird zoo. Regular visits ensure the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained.


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

Photo caption: The Animal Welfare Team for East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council has won three 'Golden PawPrints' from the RSPCA for excellent service. L-R Jazmine Green, Jazmine's dog Zak, and Neil Thompson-Burton. 

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Charities reap the benefits of fund-raising walk

More than £10,500 has been passed on to local charities thanks to a fund-raising ramble around Petersfield.

The Charity Walk for Peace, held in May, saw 325 walkers walk a 4.5 mile route around the town.

The annual event was organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association and East Hampshire District Council with the twin aims of fostering closer communities and raising money for good causes.

On Friday 5 October, nine local charities reaped the benefits and received cheques from East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds at a ceremony at Penns Place, Petersfield.

The charities were:

Fitzroy, £1,590
Challengers, £1,590
Artscape, £1,590
The Rosemary Foundation, £1,590
Homestart Butser, £848
Homestart Hampshire, £848
Age Concern Cowplain, £848
The Kings Arms, £848
Dementia Friends, £848

The walk is set to be held again in 2019 with more walkers expected to take part and more money to be raised.

Cllr Julie Butler, East Hampshire District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Customer Relations, said: “For such a new event raising £10,600 for local charities is an incredible achievement.

“The voluntary sector in East Hampshire is so important to our quality of life here and I am delighted that so many people came out to support these worthy charities last year. I am very ambitious about how many people will be taking part next year and I hope to we will raise even more money!”

Rafi Ahmad, Vice Chairman Charity Walk for Peace, said: “The organisation of the Charity Walk for Peace is amazing - the food, the signage, the marshalling and everything that goes into putting on a major event. And it also consolidates the special relationship between East Hampshire and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, which reaches its peak each year with Jalsa Salana.

“The charities that have benefited, both large, national organisations and smaller local charities, are representative of the extraordinary voluntary sector we’re fortunate to have here in East Hampshire, and it’s great that the proceeds from the walk are being shared by so many worthwhile causes.”


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

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