East Woodhay Society

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

Newsletter October 2016

East Woodhay Society Newsletter for October 2016

East Woodhay Society Events

Friday 4th & 18th November– Walking for Health starting at the Woolton Hill Church Hall & Friday28th October and  11th & 25th November 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.

Friday 11th November – East Woodhay Society AGM

On the 11th November, we will be holding our AGM at Woolton Hill Church Hall starting at 7.30pm. Please come along and join us to discuss how your Society should move forward while enjoying a glass of wine, cheese and bread etc.  There are some exciting developments taking place within the Parish and we need your feedback in order to put forward members views on how they would like to see the substantial amount of S106 money spent. Following the AGM there will be a short presentation by Peter Brunsden on Events Linked to the Somme.

Tuesday 27th December – Village Christmas Walk

On the 27th December the Society together with the Highclere Society and Los Jubilados are organising the Annual Village Christmas Walk. Meet at the Red House in Highclere at 10.30am.All ages welcome. No need to book, just turn up on the day. Bring your family and friends. Walk in aid of the Ark Cancer Charity to provide a state of the art cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke. Free mulled wine and hot mince pies en route

Other Events & News

Saturday 29th October – Woolton Hill Village Market

This Saturday the Village Market will be open from 10.00am until 1.00pm. This month there will be free face art for children, apple pressing with some new food and craft stalls together with many of the regular stalls.

Saturday 12th November – Woolton Hill Church Hall Jumble Sale

Starts at 2.00pm. Entry 30p. White Elephant, Bric-a-Brac, Toys & Books etc. Jumble to the hall on the morning of sale. For further details call Pat Woodage on 255125. Proceeds to St Thomas’ Church.

Monday 28th November – Christmas Gift Fair at The Vineyard Hotel, Stockcross

Between 9.30am-5.00pm. Free parking. Entry fee £5, which will be donated to the Pelican Cancer Foundation. Stalls include fun and inexpensive presents to luxury goodies, tableware, candles, ribbons & decorations, stationery, clever gadgets, clothes, jewellery, bags, food and much more.

Highclere Film Club – Highclere Village Hall

Doors Open 7:30pm with the film at 8:00pm

Thursday 3November – Bridge of Spies

The Film Club continues its season with the Oscar-winning  Bridge of Spies (USA, 12A, 142mins) directed by Steven Spielberg. During the Cold War, an American lawyer (Tom Hanks) is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy (Mark Rylance, Best Supporting Actor) in court and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers, who had been captured by the Soviets.

Thursday 17 November – Hail Caesar!

Film Club’s next is Hail Caesar! (USA,12A, 106mins), directed by Joel and Ethan Cohen. Hail Caesar! follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix.

Friday 18 November – St Mary Bourne Christmas Gift Fair

The annual Christmas Gift Fair ia being held in St Mary Bourne Village Centre on Friday 18th November between 11am -5pm in aid of St Mary Bourne School.

There is a lovely selection of stall holders from local arts and crafts like ‘Butterfly & Bluebell’, ‘Jacaloupe Home’ and ‘Bee Friendly Cottage’, to Scottish made candles and gifts from ‘Artisan Collective’ and elegant wooden lamps from Mike Thomas.

There will also be better known brands like Haynes Hanson & Clark wines, Neals Yard, Stella & Dot, Me & I clothing, Usbourn Books and the Creation Station attending so there will be a gift for everyone and the perfect place to get Christmas Shopping done.

Santa will be in his Grotto with a professional photographer in attendance for the little ones, plus there will be an all day Cafe serving hot lunches so please bring your friends for a browse and some lunch!

Household waste disposal for residents in North Hampshire

You may have seen some updates in the NWN on the usage of West Berks Council waste disposal facilities by residents of North Hampshire. In case you missed I attach a statement from our MP Kit Malhouse .

“Councillor Tom Thacker has been working hard at his end with the County Council and I have raised the issue at my regular monthly meeting with the leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council where the leader, Cllr Clive Sanders has been personally  involved. Both Richard Benyon, MP for Newbury, and I have been actively engaged and the matter has been raised with ministers. Just this week I spoke to the chief executive of West Berks Council and local councillors John Izett and Graham Falconer have also been exerting pressure.   

There now seems to be a deal agreed whereby permits to use the site will be issued to BDBC residents in return for a payment from the County Council. There will unfortunately be a delay in issuing the permits and I am told by the Chief Executive of West Berks that Hampshire residents can expect to receive theirs at or around Christmas. This will obviously be temporarily inconvenient, but at least a resolution is on the horizon.  

Cllr Tom Thacker has helpfully asked that updates are posted on parish notice boards as a means of keeping the residents informed and I know we are all grateful for his strenuous efforts to get this matter resolved.  

I will be back in touch if anything changes or if this information needs updating. 

 With best wishes, Kit Malthouse”

Recent Planning Applications within the East Woodhay Parish

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


Location: Meadow Brook Farm, Ball Hill

Proposal: Erection of 2 bedroom dwelling following demolition of pole barn,
rest room, hay barn and store

Registered 12/08/2016

Appeal decision: Appeal Dismissed

Decision date:      02/09/2016




Location: 11 Douglas Ride Woolton Hill

Proposal: Erection of single storey side and rear extension and front porch following demolition of existing rear extension and garage.  Widening of existing dropped kerb

Registered 07/09/2016




Location: Anderby Gore End

Proposal: Erection of two storey side extension following demolition of existing garage and single storey side extension with first floor juliet balcony above.  Conversion of loft to living accommodation to include 8 no. rooflights. Changes to fenestrations

Registered 08/09/2016

East Woodhay Society

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Police Report

It is that time again that our Neighbourhood Policing Teams need your help to set our Community Policing Priorities. By sparing 5 minutes you can have your say by completing the Survey to tell us what issues matter to you the most. Your views, along with Police and partner agency data, will allow us to set our new priorities for the next three months. Please see the survey below:


Police Update for Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, Highclere, Burghclere, Newtown, Litchfield, Ecchinswell & Sydmonton and St Mary Bourne & Stoke.

In the month of September there have been 11 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

Burglaries (2)

We have had no dwelling burglary and 2 Non-Dwelling burglaries reported this month.

       A residential home in Bishops Green has reported the theft of a bicycle from there detached shed.

2 petrol generators, brand new and still boxed stolen from a residents garage in Burghclere

Criminal Damage (2)

       Ash Road, Bishops Green – Resident has reported that a padlock on the side gate has been cut possibly with bolt cutters. Nothing reported stolen.

       White Hill, Burghclere – Resident has reported vandalism to a vehicle. Windows smashed and dents to the side. Nothing reported stolen.

Theft (2)

Both thefts this month were from unattended vehicles leaving property on show.

       B4640 – Leaf blower stolen from the back of a company van

       Penwood Car Park – Aggrieved vehicle passenger window smashed and handbag stolen from the foot well.

Assaults (2)

       Bishops Green – Small group of youths had been creating a disturbance playing on the recycling bins. Resident has approached them, incident taken place with very minor injuries to one of the youths involved.

       Ashmansworth – Threats of violence made to informant, Safeguarding measures put in place by Police.

Public Order & ASB (1)

        Burghclere – Informant has reported abusive and threatening behaviour towards himself and another member of their family. Investigations ongoing.

Domestic Dispute (2)

       Bishops green – Informant has reported abusive messages towards her on social media sites.

       Ashmansworth – Threats of violence made to informant, Safeguarding measures put in place by Police.

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.

If you would like to get in touch please use the email address below. Please DO NOT report crimes via email.