Chandler's Ford Parish Council





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Job Opportunities - Senior Grounds Person and Assistant Grounds Person Closing Date 6 February 2017 Midday

Please see our Job Opportunities page for details.


Grants!!! - Please remember our generic programme operates all year round - funds are still available for 2016-17!!


Details of Meeting Rooms Available for Hire


Fryern Community Association


The Summer 2016 Newsletter is out now and available electronically here


Budget 2017-2018

On Monday 23 January 2017 the Parish Council set the budget and Council Tax for the coming year.

The recommendation from the Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer is that there is a 0% increase in the Precept keeping the Parish Council element of Council Tax to £50,27 for a Band D property.

Being able to have no increase for a second year running, despite a busy year including constructing a Groundsmen's store and purchasing the equipment to bring the grounds maintenance service in-house from this April, has been achieved by good housekeeping and effective purchasing by the council's officers.

The Budget for 1/4/2017- 31/3/2018 was UNANIMOUSLY AGREED.

The Adopted Budget is available here

The Briefing Note is available here


Sutherlands Way Footbridge

On 25 January 2017 an order was made, by Hampshire County Council's Regulatory Committee, to divert the right of way from straight across the crossing to the path of the new footbridge. The order is now out for consultation, and if no objections are received it will be returned to the committee for confirmation in the future.


Update From Network Rail (19/01/2017, quoted below)

"I have an update to provide regarding the opening of the newly constructed footbridge at Chandlers Ford footpath crossing.

The good news for the local residents is that the temporary closure of part of the highway at Sutherland’s Way was removed on the morning of 9th January 2017. This was three months ahead of schedule.

Furthermore, this week we came to an agreement with Hampshire County Council (HCC) to open the stepped footbridge for use by the public on Friday 20th January. The opening of the footbridge is two months ahead of schedule which is very much a testament to the fantastic and efficient work carried out by the site team to complete the job as quickly and as safely as possible to minimise disruption for the local residents. The temporary closure of the level crossing will need to remain in place in order to be able to carry out any work still required in a safe and restricted environment.

The final decision on the application for the permanent closure [the making of an order to divert the footpath, which will then later be considered to be confirmed, if there are no objections - CFPC correction] order for the footpath will be made on 25th January.  We will be arranging a grand opening to the footbridge if our diversion order application is successful, which would  be attended by the local media and local stakeholders. I will share more information on this event in due course.

Chandler's Ford Parish Council have kindly agreed to Network Rail’s suggestion of naming the bridge after the Rev. Wilbert Awdry (creator the Railway Series, Thomas the Tank engine etc), who was born locally, with some of his work being set in the Eastleigh/Chandlers Ford area."


New Play Equipment/Refurbishment 2016

  Lincoln's Valley, Pennine Way and Westmorland Way:

The Parish Council has continued  undertaking play area refurbishments this summer totalling £46,000 so far:

Lincoln's Valley

Pennine Way

(with resurfacing of the whole toddler area with porous rubber mulch and an overskim of the junior play area)

and Westmorland Way


Hiltingbury Tennis Court Key Cards Opening Hours

The new magnetic locks have been fitted to the tennis courts please close the gate(s) when leaving after play. It is important to note that the gates WILL LOCK SHUT OVERNIGHT AT 2200hrs each day!

From 1 February 2016 access has been by key card. Play is on a booking basis on 3 courts and turn up and play on court 4. Play should not last more than an hour and the court should then be given up to the people waiting - play can be extended if nobody is waiting for the court. The play hour is taken as being 'on the hour', not necessarily the time when play started. 

If people turn up and the new hour has started please give up the court to the new arrivals as soon as the actual game you are playing is completed. 

Please see the tennis courts page of the website for Terms and Conditions of Use for the tennis courts (which apply now), further details and the court booking information (needed from 31 January 2016).


Play Area Refurbishment 2015:
A couple of images of the play area refurbishment
...and how different they are looking...

Mead Road
and Hiltingbury...


Over 23,000 residents live in Chandler's Ford in a parish area that comprises the residential areas of Hiltingbury, Chandler's Ford and Velmore. It includes a number of small shopping areas and a large industrial estate with many areas of open spaces, the Fryern and Hiltingbury recreation grounds being the largest, the Hilingbury Lakes and managed countryside sites at Cuckoo Bushes, Flexford, Hocombe Mead and Ramalley Copse.

The aims of the Parish Council are:

* To improve the sport and recreation facilities in the parish for all age groups

* To manage facilities and make improvements providing best value for money

* To improve the overall appearance of the parish

* To eliminate anti-social behaviour and strive to develop a harmonious community

* To protect the biodiversity of the sites that exist in the parish and make improvements

* To encourage the community to engage in the activities of the Parish Council

* To encourage and support local businesses

* To ensure there is a local traffic plan that promotes the safety and amenity of residents