East Woodhay Society

The local society for the residents of the wonderful area of Woolton Hill and the local hamlets within East Woodhay

Newsletter April 2016

East Woodhay Society Newsletter for April 2016

EWS Survey

East Woodhay Parish Council (EWPC) has asked the East Woodhay Society (EWS) and other organisations to collect local views on how the Section 106 monies resulting from the the Harwood Paddock development and listed below should be spent.

As part of this exercise the EWS will send out a survey tonight to all its members and other organisations to try and ascertain what residents would like.

Section 106 agreements are drawn up when it is considered that a development will have negative impacts on the local area that cannot be mitigated by means of conditions attached to the planning permission. For example, a new residential development can place additional pressure on the social, physical and economic infrastructure which already exists in the surrounding area.

Planning obligations aim to offset the extra pressure created by new development with improvements to local infrastructure and facilities ensure that wherever possible a development makes a positive contribution to the local area and community.

Project                                                Amount                                    Who has a say
Public Art                                           £10,000                                   EWPC
Community Facilities                      £92,828                                   EWPC & Community
Open Spaces (Informal space)       £22,101                                   EWPC & Community
Playing Fields (Formal space)       £37,884                                   EWPC & Community
Allotments                                         £9,580                                
     EWPC & Community

This short survey is an opportunity for you to influence the spending of this money on the development of our community. Please complete as soon as you can, because we would like to present our early findings at the EWPC Annual Meeting on the 19th April.

East Woodhay Society Events

Friday 6th & 20th May – Walking for Health starting at the Woolton Hill Church Hall & Friday 13th & 27th May starting at the Rampant Cat

The walks last about an hour and are at a gentle pace. Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for walking in the weather. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day and register. All walks, which are free, start at 10.30am, but if you are coming for the first time please arrive at 10.20am to register. We also cater for slower walkers by having a shorter walk at a slower pace. Afterwards at the WHCH stay for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.

Monday 2nd May – Crafty Craft Race

Not enough teenagers volunteered so once again we shall be entering a female team. We hope to be at the Village Market this month to raise some sponsorship for the two charities we are supporting this year; namely FlagDV and the Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Other Events & News

Saturday 16th April – St Georges Day Concert

Raise the Roof for St Thomas’ St Georges Day Concert with the East Woodhay Silver Band, St Thomas’ Choir & Hand Bell Ringers. Popular music and a traditional sing along to British favourites. The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £15, to include interval drink and are available from Bertha Bates on 253199. All proceeds will help raise a new roof for St Thomas, now that the old roof has reached the end of its life after 167 years.

Wednesday 20th  April – Red House Quiz Night

The usual format will apply – teams of 4, nibbles at half time. For more information and to book your place/team of 4, please call 255531. These Quiz nights fill up very quickly, so don’t delay.

Saturday 23rd  April – Vinyl Revival

Come along to Highclere Village Hall on 23rd April at 7.30pm and relive the 50s/60s/70s and 80s on vinyl. Dress in the groove, Chilli Supper and Cash Bar. Contact MaryMcquillen@icloud.com or 01635 254264 for tickets: only £10pp

Thursday 9th June – Highclere Film Club

Highclere Film Club AGM The AGM will be on 9th June. This will be for members only, but people who would like to become members will be very welcome. 

Recent Planning Applications within the East Woodhay Parish

If you are interested in an application please follow the link to obtain further details.

16/00417/HSE http://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=O29X5GCR0FP00

Location:  Clapgate Cottage Woolton Hill

Proposal: Erection of single garage

Registered 08/02/2016

16/00398/FUL http://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=O284P7CR0FP00

Location:  Conifers Hatt Common East Woodhay

Proposal: Demolition of existing house and garage and erection of 2 no. two storey houses

Registered 15/02/2016

16/00559/HSE http://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=O2QSP9CR0F100

Location:  The Forge Stargrove Lane East End

Proposal: Erection of detached garage and log store following demolition of existing garage.

Registered 18/02/2016



Location: 32 Greenacres Woolton Hill

Proposal: T1 – Eucalyptus – Fell to ground level.  There is a basal cavity with visible decay extending 50% into the heartwood.  The tree has a 45degree lean towards neighbouring properties.

Registered 22/02/2016



Location:  Gardeners Cottage Abbey Wells  Trade Street Woolton Hill

Proposal: Erection of single storey and two storey extensions to replace existing conservatories

Registered 24/02/2016



Location:  2 Copnor Woolton Hill

Proposal: Demolition of store and construction of conservatory

Registered 26/02/2016



Location:  Black And White Farmhouse  Hollington Woolton Hill

Proposal: Construction of swimming pool and erection of new pool shelter, with associated landscaping

Registered 01/03/2016



Location: Guilton Ash  Tile Barn Woolton Hill

Proposal: Removal of existing single storey flat roof extensions and erection of new two storey extension

Registered 01/03/2016



Location:  35 Woolton Lodge Gardens Woolton Hill

Proposal: Construction of dormer window to front elevation

Registered 03/03/2016



Location:  Linden Lea  North End Road North End

Proposal: Replacement of existing bungalow, garage and stable block with single detached residential dwelling with integral garage

Registered 11/03/2016

East Woodhay Society

If you are not a member, but are interested in joining the society please print off a copy of the form on our website www.wooltonhill.com/ews_news and send an email to eastwoodhaysociety@wooltonhill.com. If you would like to respond to any of the items above please use the above email address.

Police Report

Police Update for Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, Highclere, Burghclere, Newtown, Litchfield, Ecchinswell & Sydmonton and St Mary Bourne & Stoke. Please find below the latest news summary of some of the crime which has occurred in the above areas in February & March.

In the month of February there were 12 incidents (only 6 listed below??), which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

Burglaries (4) We have had for non-dwelling burglaries reported this month all in the Burghclere area. All of these relate to outbuildings being broken into (locks cut or doors forced) and property stolen.

Criminal Damage (2) – Damage to premises where a stone was thrown at a house window in Penwood – Damage to school property at the Clere Secondary School in Burghclere ail service@trustedshops.co.uk. They will confirm whether they have certified that website.

In the month of March there were 21 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the home office, 8 of which were Road Traffic Collisions.

Burglaries (1) We have had for non-dwelling burglary reported this month. This took place in the Highclere area. This relates to an outbuilding window being forced open and various items of property stolen.

Criminal Damage (0)

Theft (2) – Fuel stolen from a building site in Woolton Hill, suspects apprehended and charged – Theft of two Beehives from Highclere area

Domestic Dispute (3) – Incident of verbal abuse between a couple in Burghclere – Incident of assault reported in Bishops Green, resolved by attending officers. Safeguarding in place – Incident involving abusive texts reported in Penwood area

Assaults (4) – Female reported an assault from some time ago by former partner – Female reported being pushed by her boyfriend while holding a baby. Complaint not supported. – Parents reported unable to control their daughter after an argument. Support and Safeguarding in place. – Four children assaulted another child in the local park. All involved have been dealt with.

ASB (3) – Reports of homeless couple living in a tent. Safeguarding in place – Drunk male abusive and rude to staff and Police at a local pub in Newtown. He was removed and transported home. – Resident reports a neighbour has made rude comments to her. Individual spoken to.

Traffic Incidents (8) – Inexperienced driver has had a collision. No other vehicle involved and no injury reported – Highways Agency van crashed into a residents gate causing extensive damage to gate – Vehicle travelling to fast for conditions on A34 to Litchfield collides with nearside barrier and ends on central reservation. No injuries reported. – Aggrieved has witness another vehicle drive into their vehicle and make off. Investigation ongoing. – A34 Southbound vehicle has lost control and car has rolled into a ditch. Minor injury reported – A34 Northbound 2 car collision, minor injury to both drivers. – A34 Southbound driver has collided with the central reservation, minor injury reported. – A343, motorcyclist takes a bend to wide and collides with oncoming car. Motorcyclist received breaks to arm, leg and wrist but is recovering.

Please report any suspicious people, vehicles or activity to the Police via 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please call 101 if you see or hear any form of anti-social behaviour in your area. If you feel you are in immediate danger, always call 999.

Follow us on Twitter @BstokeRuralCops for regular updates and advice.

Kind regards, PCSO 15934 Damon Hope

Neighbourhood Policing Team

If you would like to get in touch with me, I can be contacted on the email address found below. Please DO NOT report crimes to us via email.