East Woodhay Society

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

Newsletter May 2016

East Woodhay Society Newsletter for May 2016

East Woodhay Society Events

Friday 3rd & 17th June – Walking for Health starting at the Woolton Hill Church Hall & Friday 10th & 24th June 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.

Crafty Craft Race

This year our entry for the Crafty Craft Race had a bumpy start. While lifting the craft off the trailer, one of the two propellers caught the trailer and snapped in half. All hopes of setting a new record were blown, but could we still achieve the fastest time of the day. Despite the craft wanting to veer to one side and what you may have read in the Newbury Weekly News we once again produced the fastest time of the day by one minute, so well done to the ladies. We put our craft on display at April’s Village Market and raised just over £135 in sponsorship for our chosen charities, so a big thank you to all of you who sponsored us. If you would like to see some of the highlights please go to  https://youtu.be/1HUgwrVZns8

Other Events & News

Tuesday 7th June – Coffee Morning

Come along and enjoy a cup of coffee in the garden at Winwood Cottage, Burlyns Road, Ball Hill. 10.30am- 12 noon. Entry 50p. Cakes, Bring & Buy, Plants & Raffle. All proceeds to the Mothers’ Union Overseas Fund.

Thursday 9th June – Highclere Film Club

Highclere Film Club AGM on 9th June. This will be for members only, but people who would like to become members will be very welcome.  Spectre (UK/USA, 12A, 148mins), the latest outing for the Bond franchise, directed by Sam Mendes. A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Daniel Craig’s Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth.

Sunday 12th June 2016 – Civic Service to Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday

A civic service to celebrate the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth is to be held at Highclere Church on Sunday 12th June at 11.00am. The preacher is the Rt. Revd and Rt. Hon Lord Carey of Clifton. The service will be followed by wine and refreshments. RSVP before 31st May to coordinator.nwhb@outlook.com or The Rectory, Woolton Hill RG20 9QZ

Saturday 2nd July – St Thomas’ Church Summer Fete

Starts at 2.00 pm. Free entry. East Woodhay Silver Band, Raffle, Crafts, Tombola, Plants, Books, Teas & Games. If you would like to donate books (in good condition). cakes & jams and bottles for the Tombola please contact Bertha Bates on 253199.

Tuesday 5th July – East Woodhay Flower Show

Starts 7pm at East Woodhay Village Hall. A Flower Arranging Demonstration & Workshop by professional florist Jane Wells. Reserve your place by 27th June by calling Kim Boreham on 254898.

Sunday 17th July – Croquet & Curry at Tile Barn House

You can show off your skills – or learn how to bash others’ croquet balls on Sunday afternoon 17th  July when Orlando Peck & Family, the new owners of Tile Barn House, Woolton Hill host a ‘Croquet & Curry’ for Highclere Conservatives. £15, tickets in advance (numbers are limited) from Molly on averilbreakspear@btinternet.com or 01635 253264.

Recent Planning Applications within the East Woodhay Parish

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

Notification of intent to carry out works to trees in a conservation area not subject to a tree preservation order at  5 Victoria Cottages East End

Proposal:Ash – Crown reduction 2m vertically 3m laterally – finished height to be around 5.2m with a crown spread (radius) of 2m Willow – remove completely




Location:  Hollington Park Glamping Rose Cottage Hollington House Woolton Hill

Proposal:Change of use of woodland to glampsite. Erection of 2 no. glamping pods, composting toilet, shower room and fire pit (retrospective)

Registered 17/03/2016




Location:  Land Opposite Wimbold Lodge Hatt Common

Proposal:Creation of access and erection of farm gate

Registered 24/03/2016




Location:  Garvards House  Fullers Lane Woolton Hill

Proposal: Erection of a part single storey, part 1 1/2 storey front extension, replacement porch canopy to side and alterations to fenestrations. Erection of new garage with games room/storage above to replace existing and associated external works

Registered 06/04/2016




Location:  Hillside, Broadlayings

Proposal: Creation of dormer window to front elevation

Registered 12/04/2016




Location:  8 And 15 Copnor Close Woolton Hill

Proposal: Installation of Air Source heat pumps to existing dwellings (Retrospective)

Registered 14/04/2016




Location:  Conifers Hatt Common

Proposal: Demolition of existing dwelling and garage and erection of new dwelling

Registered 20/04/2016




Location:  Woolton Hill Sports Club  Woolton Hill

Proposal: Extension and re-surfacing of existing car park

Registered 21/04/2016




Location:  2 Hill View Heath End

Proposal: Erection of two storey rear extension

Registered 22/04/2016




Location:  Acres High Tile Barn Woolton Hill

Proposal: Erection of single storey rear infill extension and rear conservatory

Registered 03/05/2016

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 April

Please find below the latest news summary of some of the crime which has occurred in the above areas over the past month. In the month there have been 10 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

Burglaries (2)

We have had no dwelling burglaries reported this month. However, we have had two non-dwelling breaks which took place in the area of Tot Hill Services. These were at the Shell Petrol station where multiple packs of cigarettes were stolen and the 2nd break took place at the Little Chef Restaurant, but nothing was taken.

Criminal Damage (1)

Reported in the area of Burghclere. A window was damaged, but caller unsure how it has happened. Unfortunately, no leads of enquiry available at this time to follow up

Theft (3)

       An item was stolen from the pub garden of the Swan pub, Newtown

       A wildlife camera has been stolen from its location in the area of Litchfield

       Fuel was reported stolen directly from a car in the Penwood area

Harrassment (2)

       Aggrieved has received a call from somebody claiming to be from the County Courts and that monies are owed. They received similar calls last year from the same number. Advised to block number, investigations ongoing at present.

       A Mother walking her child to school reported being verbally abused by a neighbour. Strong words of advice given to suspect – Burghclere area

Assaults (1)

       A student at the Clere School Burghclere has assaulted another student. Consultation with the school conducted and student spoken to.

ASB (0)

       No reports of ASB for April

Traffic Incidents (0)

       No Traffic incidents reported for April

Abusive Phone Calls (1)

       Caller has threatened to break into the aggrieved house over a dispute about a debt. This threat was not carried out – Bishops Green area.


Also over the last month we have had a number of reports not just from this area but all over Hampshire stating they have received calls from individuals claiming to be from the Police force (Sometimes Hampshire sometimes the Met) telling them they are from a fraud squad and they suspect a certain back to be holding fake notes. They then ask the individual to withdraw large sums and wait to be contacted again where a plain clothes officer will meet her to collect the money for “screening”.

To confirm the Police would NEVER do anything like this! I will enforce on all of you, anyone who calls asking for money is potentially a scam. Never ever give personal details, pin numbers etc over the phone unless you are 100% sure who you are speaking to. Any suspicions please report via 101. They tend to prey on the vulnerable so please make family and loved ones aware of this scam. If you would like me to pay a visit to anyone you are worried about please let me know, I’m only too happy to pop round for a chat.

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.


Saturday 28th – Village Market