East Woodhay Society

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

Newsletter January 2017

 East Woodhay Society Newsletter for January 2017

East Woodhay Society Events

Friday 3rd & 17th February – Walking for Health starting at the Woolton Hill Church Hall & Friday10th & 24th February 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.

Tuesday 27th December 2016 – Village Christmas Walk

The 32nd Village Christmas Walk,  in association with the East Woodhay and Highclere Societies attracted a record number of walkers, almost 350 and on the day raised £1120 towards the  Ark Cancer Centre Charity. Thanks also go to the band of volunteers who marshalled or helped in other ways. The £1120 will be match-funded by the Greenham Common Trust thus raising a total of £2240.

Saturday 14th January – Quiz Night

The annual quiz night was a great success, with all tickets sold. Special thanks go to Bill Vince who organised the event and set all the questions.

Friday 7th April – Barn Dance

Based on our previous experience and the need to limit numbers we anticipate this event selling out very quickly.  Tickets to include supper cost £15 each. As a number of younger family members attend this event there will not be a bar so please bring your own refreshments, although we will supply glasses. For tickets please contact John on 253889. The event will start at 7.30pm.

Other Events & News

Saturday 4th February – St Thomas’ Church Trivial Pursuits

Teams of up to 6. Tickets £14 each to include hot supper from Margaret on 253719. Please bring your own drinks. The 27th Annual Championship starts at 7.30pm at Woolton Hill Church Hall.

Various Dates In February – Six Nations at The Red House, Highclere

The Red House will be showing the following Six Nations games:-

Sat 4th Scotland v Ireland 2.25pm

Sat 4th England v France 4.50pm

Sun 5th Italy v Wales 2.00pm

Sat 11th Italy v Ireland 2.25pm

Sat 11th Wales v England 4.50pm

Sun 12th France v Scotland 3.00pm

Wednesday 22nd February – Red House Quiz Night

For more information and to book your place/team of 4, please call 255531. These Quiz nights fill up very quickly, so book your team now to avoid disappointment!!

Saturday 4th March – East Woodhay Twinning Association Quiz Evening

Teams of up to 6. Tickets £10 each to include hot supper from Moyra on 254426. Please bring your own drinks. The quiz starts at 7.30pm at Woolton Hill Church Hall.

Saturday 11th March – Conservtive Quiz and Supper

The local Conservatives are holding a quiz at 7.30pm at Highclere Village Hall followed by a two-course supper. Starting at 7.30pm the cost is £15 per head. Teams of 6, but if you don’t have a team they will arrange to fit you in. There will be a bar and everybody welcome whatever your politics. Tickets available from Molly on 253264 or Graham on 253144.

Saturday 11th March & Sunday 12th March – ArtEX17

St Martin’s School Association is pleased to announce a sale featuring the work of 40 well known and award-winning local artists on  Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 11am to 3pm at the East Woodhay Village Hall, Heath End. Entrance £2.00 to include Exhibition Brochure (children free). Refreshments available. All profits to St Martin’s Church and St Martin’s School.


Last month there was an entry about Presentations being run by the Footpath Workshop Hampshire County Council Access Teams.

The Presentation will cover the following topics:

•             Introduction to Rights of Way

•             Structure and work of the Access teams 

•             Duties and Powers

•             Priority system and online reporting

•             Grant opportunities

•             Volunteering opportunities

The presentation will be followed by refreshments; the Community Engagement Rangers will be available to answer any questions and there will be the opportunity to network with other attendees.

After the refreshments they will also be offering two training sessions, there will be enough time for you to do both if you would like to. The first training session will be on using the online reporting system (CAMS), the second session will cover the role of voluntary Path Wardens and set up of voluntary groups.

There will be 33 places available at each venue allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please contact Emma on Emma.Broadbent@hants.gov.uk or either 01256 347075 or 07703 451824 to reserve your place and let her know if you have any dietary, access or other requirements.


Date Time Location
2nd March 2017 13:00- 16:00 The Ridley Hall, Lees Hill, South Warnborough, RG29 1RQ 
9th March 2017 13:00- 16:00 Andover area- details TBC 


Newtown Road Waste Centre Access for North West Hampshire Residents

Hopefully, you have all received your permits.

Highclere Film Club – Highclere Village Hall

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

Thursday 2nd February

Bridget Jones’s Baby

The Film Club opens February with Bridget Jones’s Baby (USA, 15, 123mins) directed by Sharon McGuire. The Bridget Jones saga continues with her focus on single life and her career, but these are interrupted when she finds herself pregnant. There is one hitch, however, she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father. Rene Zellweger and Colin Firth reprise their starring roles.


Thursday 16th February    

Girl on the Train

The Film Club continues with Girl on the Train (USA, 15, 112mins) directed by Tate Taylor. Every day, Rachel Watson takes the train in to work and passes her old house, where her ex-husband and his new wife and child live. She starts watching a couple who live a few houses down (Megan and Scott Hipwell) and creates a dream life for them as a perfect happy family. One day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking. The next day, she wakes up with no memory of the night before. Megan is missing; Rachel becomes involved in the case and tries to find out what happened, not only to Megan, but also what she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.  Emily Blunt stars.

Recent Planning Applications within the East Woodhay Parish



Location: Acres High  Tile Barn Woolton Hill

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

Registered: 4th November 2016



Location: Top Copse  Tile Barn Woolton Hill

Proposal: Conversion of roof space to living accommodation involving gable extensions and dormer windows

Registered: 6th December 2016



Location: Foxbury House  Tile Barn Woolton Hill

Proposal: Erection of detached double garage

Registered: 9th December 2016



Location: Belle Vue South Woolton Hill

Proposal: First floor extension to provide Bedroom

Registered: 13th December 2016



Location: Marbeck Lodge  Station Road East Woodhay

Proposal: Application for Certificate of Lawfulness for the use of the planning unit for equine purposes as a material change of use to the land

Registered: 5th January 2017



Location: 70 Harwood Rise Woolton Hill

Proposal: Construction of flue for internal log burner on north west elevation

Registered: 10th January 2017



Location: Briars  Broadlayings Woolton Hill

Proposal: Erection of two storey side and rear extensions following demolition of existing conservatory. Erection of single storey infill between main dwelling and existing outbuilding

Registered: 11th January 2017



Location: Burley House Woolton House Stud  Woolton Hill

Proposal: Erection of single storey building forming security lodge

Registered: 12th January 2017



Location: Cottage Farm House  North End Road North End

Proposal: Ash (T1) – fell  Ash (T2) – remove 2 no. stems

Registered: 9th January 2017



Location: 4 New Villas  Gore End Road Ball Hill

Proposal: Proposed first floor rear extension above existing lean-to, to create new bedroom. New ground floor rear porch, with internal alterations to provide utility/shower room. New first floor family bathroom.

Registered: 20th January 2017

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

 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 of December there have been 11 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

 Burglaries (3)

 We have had 0 dwelling burglary and 3 Non-Dwelling burglaries reported this month. Let’s ensure we keep our property well secured especially as the festive season is now upon us!

        Ecchinswell, an insecure outbuilding has been accessed and numerous high value items stolen

       Newtown, a garden shed has had the lock broken and electrical gardening equipment stolen.

       Newtown, 2 vehicles have been broken into whilst parked in a barn and had items stolen.

Criminal Damage (0)

None have been reported for December.

Theft (6)

       Attempted theft of a tree from Penwood Nursery, Penwood. Thieves disturbed and fled the scene.

       The theft of a parcel left on the doorstep reported in St Mary Bourne

       An unsuccessful attempt has been made to steal wildlife form an owner in Stoke

       Milk stolen form the doorstep of a residence in Burghclere

       The theft of 2 concreate garden ornaments has been received from an address in Highclere

       The theft of a parcel left on the front doorstep reported in Sydmonton

Assault (2)

       An individual has reported an unprovoked attack on them by a known person in St Mary Bourne.

       An individual has reported being assaulted and verbally abused by a trespasser on their land



I hope you all enjoyed the festive period and are now making good on all those New Year’s resolutions! Please remember I’m only an email away and am always available for any concerns or issues you might want to discuss. Please don’t hesitate to contact me and Id only be too happy to help where I can.

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.