Chandler's Ford Parish Council

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NORMAL PARISH OFFICE OPENING TIMES

MONDAY - FRIDAY  FROM 9.15AM to 3.00PM

SATURDAY 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM

TO CONTACT THE PARISH COUNCIL'S OFFICERS PLEASE EITHER:

TELEPHONE 023 8026 6612

or

EMAIL: CLERK @ CHANDLERSFORD-PC.GOV.UK

(Without the spaces. The old website enquiry form has been disabled
due to accessibility issues)

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Please note that parking restrictions have been introduced at both Hiltingbury and Fryern Recreation Ground Car Parks.

Parking is limited to up to 3 hours and no return within 3 hours Monday to Friday 07.30 to 17.00 hours.

A 10 minute 'grace period' is allowed for drop off and pick up.

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Vacancy for an Assistant Grounds Maintenance Operative

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We are really pleased to see that the Chandler's Ford First Responders have now taken possession of their liveried and dedicated response vehicle. Various councils and businesses supported their fundraising - thanks to them all and it's great to see these volunteers being so well supported in the community they serve so well.

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The Parish Council are aware of quite a bit of mis-information is being circulated about the proposals for Hiltingbury Pavilion. In order to address and properly inform residents there are two new documents:

A link to the full Factsheet is available here

and a link to our Summer 2017 Newsletter is here

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Details of Meeting Rooms Available for Hire

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Fryern Community Association

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The Winter/Spring 2017 Newsletter is out now and available electronically here

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May Day Funtasia 2017

The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh Cllr Des Scott opened the Funtasia.

More photos are available here

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Proposed Hiltingbury Pavilion Sports Hall Extension

There is a public consultation on the proposals being held at the Hiltingbury Pavilion on Wednesday 26 April, the Velmore Centre on Wednesday 26 July and at Fryern Pavilion Monday 31 July between 6pm and 8pm.

Plans will be available, along with strategic fit to borough needs information.

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Wildflower Meadows (Hiltingbury and Fryern Recreation Grounds)

As agreed by the Asset Management Committee, the wild flower meadows are going to be restored having been barely managed over the last few years.To ensure that the amount of grass seed there for next year is reduced as much as possible the meadow areas have been cut.

Unfortunately the meadow areas are mainly populated by weeds at the current time. Over the summer the Hiltingbury Meadow will be kept at about 6” as a refuge area for wildlife such as sloe worms and grass snakes, but avoiding burrows for rats. In the autumn the meadow areas will be weed-killed and then rotovated before being re-seeded as a wildflower meadow so that it can come back to life, rejuvenated, next spring. Then a management system will be introduced to ensure they are regularly over-seeded and rotovated to control the weeds and let them thrive as properly managed wild flower meadows. We were hoping to do this work this spring, but our groundsmen and equipment were not here early enough to be sure of success this year.

Hopefully residents will get much more enjoyment out of the proper wildflower meadows next spring.

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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 was 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

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New Play Equipment/Refurbishment 2017

 Cox Row, Suffolk Drive, and Mead Road play areas are due for a refurbishment this year,work that has already been started, with a 'Freerider' also replacing the rather battered slide at Westmorland Way giving play activities based on surfing/skate park based fun, 

Suffolk Drive has had the dilapidated roundabout replaced with a 1.8m high 'Cone Climber', which rotates as well as enabling climbing. 

Mead Road has been refurbished with two new pieces of equipment

and Cox Row has gained this stunning Nexus Altitude with slide:

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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).

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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

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