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Latest News

Remembrance Sunday Service St Johns Church 10th November 2019 Parish Chairman’s Address

This time last year we were commemorating the centenary of the Armistice, and the end of the First World War. This year we are commemorating the start of the Second World War in 1939. Eighty years on we remember those who gave their lives during a war that lasted six years; a war that was never supposed to happen after the carnage of the Great War. So much grief, so little learning. In June this year the nation paid tribute on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day to those who took part in the largest amphibious assault the world has seen. Bringing this closer to home, Stanley Taylor - who is with us today and will be later laying a wreath at the War Memorial – was one of those brave young men who was amongst the first ashore. He fought throughout France and beyond and was recognised by the French Government with the Legion d’Honneur for his contribution to the liberation of France; their highest decoration for foreign service personnel. Alec Flack - another veteran of this time and resident of the village - was also recognised with the Legion d’Honneur. Like many of their peers - they bore their service, experiences and patriotism with a quiet fortitude typical of their generation. We are fortunate to have here in the village an active branch of the Royal British Legion - the national custodian of remembrance. They keep us aware of what we should never forget and through the Poppy Appeal raise significant funds to assist the welfare of serving personnel, veterans and their families. You may have noticed as I did the Poppy sellers out on the High Street on Saturday morning - braving the rain and wind - some outside the Wagon and others well positioned inside! The Appeal was as we have come to expect well supported by the tasteful remembrance displays in a number of the High Street shops. Your presence here today is a testament to the strength, values and enduring nature of the community of Hartley Wintney - coming together to honour the unforgettable contribution of those who have gone before us. Lest we forget….

Hartley Wintney Neighbourhood Plan Referendum success

Braving the somewhat uncharitable weather, residents of Hartley Wintney voted overwhelmingly to support the proposals contained in the Neighbourhood Plan to shape future development in the Parish. In fact, 25% voted with 91.6% out of 1178 voting in favour of the Plan

Speaking about the 7th October referendum result, Chris Farrance, Chairman of Hartley Wintney Parish Council, said: “This is about actively engaging our community in the future of Hartley Wintney. I would like to warmly thank the members of our Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group for all their hard work, our consultant Liz Bourne and her team, Parish Councillors and the Parish Council staff for their support. A particular thanks to the many members of the community who engaged in the consultations that were carried out during the development of the Plan.’

The next and final step is for the Plan to be formally adopted by Hart District Council after which they will be bound to take account of the Plan when considering planning applications that relate to the Parish.

 Council Listening Post

To book a Listening Post appointment to talk with any of your District Councillors, please contact the Parish Office

 Appointments are available from 6.15-7.15pm. The cut-off date for requesting an appointment is Friday, 12pm before the Council meeting is due to take place.

Hartley Wintney Parish Council

Welcome to Hartley Wintney

Hartley Wintney Parish Council strives to safeguard the interests of the community and promote the Parish of Hartley Wintney to the best of its ability. This is achieved in a variety of ways including monitoring services carried out by District and County Councils, representing views of parishioners to other authorities, supporting and liaising with local clubs and organisations, protecting and enhancing its environment, sustaining and developing community spirit, recognising parishioners and volunteers who contribute to the fabric of the village and promoting local businesses and services.

Situated in North East Hampshire, Hartley Wintney is a rural village with a wealth of history, surrounded by idyllic countryside. With a population of approximately 5000 people, the Parish includes Phoenix Green to the south and the adjoining hamlets of Dipley, West Green, Elvetham and Hartfordbridge. The Parish includes large wooded areas such as Yateley Heath Wood and part of Hazeley Heath as well as large expanses of common land with the famous Mildmay Oaks at its centre. The River Hart flows to the north-east of the village with the River Whitewater forming the western parish boundary.

 

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