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 2017

 East Woodhay Society Newsletter for April 2017

East Woodhay Society Events

Friday 21st April and 5th  & 19th May– Walking for Health starting at the Woolton Hill Church Hall & Friday14th & 28th April and 12th & 26th 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.

Friday 7th April – Barn Dance

The Barn Dance on the 7th April, with live music from The Aldbrickham Band was a fantastic success and everyone had a superb time and it was great to see members of all ages joining in the fun.

Monday 1st May  – Crafty Craft Race

Once again we shall be entering a team in this year’s Newbury Crafty Craft Race on Monday 1st May, but with a difference. Rather than entering a ladies’ team we have decided to enter a mixed team and to invite the French Members of the Twinning Association to join us. We will be displaying our craft at the April Village Market on the 29th April and look forward to your support, both at the market and on the day of the race.

Sunday 9th July – Summer Walk

We are planning to do a Summer Walk starting at about 10.30am and covering a distance of approximately 4 miles. More details to follow, but meanwhile make a note in your diary.

Charitable Donations

Thank you to all of you who completed the survey, which is now closed. With over 51% of the votes cast the this year’s charity is the Rosemary Appeal. The other two charities, The Ark Cancer Centre Charity and St Thomas’s Church New Roof Appeal had the same number of votes each.

Other Events & News

Saturday 23rd April – A Concert

The Fellowship Committee of St Michael’s Church invites you to a concert at 7.oopm in Highclere Church. An evening of music with Janet Coxwell, Andy Smets & Friends. Followed by a drinks reception at Highclere Farm. For tickets contact Jo Walsh on 255013 or jo@highclerefarm.wanadoo.co.uk

Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May – Highclere Country Show

The Highclere Country Show will host a number of attractions including The Devils’s Horsemen, Europe’s number one stunt and driving team, Essex Dod Gisplay, Folk Roots Festival, falconry, animal displays, airgun shooting range, clay shooting, craft and antiques marquees, food festival and the qualifying for this year’s Chudley Gundog Championships. For more details goto www.countryman-fairs.co.uk.

Monday 29th May – St Martin’s Guild Fete

The Fete will be held at Malverleys RG20 0AA between 2.00pm and 4.30pm.  The East Woodhay Silver Band will be in attendance. Attractions include Plant Stall, Tombola, Activities for Teenagers & Kids, Garden Tours, Fun Dog Show, Car Display plus numerous stalls. Entrance £1 adults and 50p for under 16s.

Recent Planning Applications within the East Woodhay Parish



Location: Knights Close  Ball Hill Road Ball Hill
Proposal: Construction of tennis court with 2.75 metre high chain link fence surround

Registered:                20th February 2017



Location: Hollington Kiln  Hollington Lane Woolton Hill
Proposal: Erection of 1 no 5 bed dwelling, garage and annexe/garden building, to include assocaited landscaping and external works including new access drive and construction of tennis court and swimming pool, following demolition of exisiting dwelling and associated outbuildings. New Tennis Court and swimming pool

Registered                 20th February 2017



Location: Briarfield  Broadlayings Woolton Hill
Proposal: Erection of part single storey/part two storey rear extension following demolition of existing lean-to rear conservatory

Registered:                21st February 2017



Location: The Beehive Hollington Lane Woolton Hill
Proposal: Erection of single storey extension to existing garage

Registered:                28th February 2017



Location: Tricity House Knights Lane Ball Hill
Proposal: Demolition of existing garage and car port.  Erection of new attached garage with roof space accommodation for bedroom and ensuite including dormer window and rooflights

Registered:                3rd March 2017



Location: 13 Longmead Woolton Hill
Proposal: T1 (Ash) – reduce in size by approx 4m in height and 2m in canopy spread.  Finished height of 10m and spread of 6m.T2 (Sycamore) – reduce in size by approx 4m in height and 2m in canopy
  spread.  Finished height of 10m and spread of 6m.

Registered:                27th February 2017



Location: Burley House Woolton House Stud  Woolton Hill
Proposal: Certificate of lawfulness for the continued siting for the erection of 4 no. sheds and an open fronted store

Registered:                8th March 2017



Location: Yew Tree Farm Hatt Common East Woodhay
Proposal: Certificate of Lawfulness for the use of land and buildings for the storage and distribution of Chrismas trees and associated equipment, packaging and accessories (use class B8), including ancillary office (use classes B1a) for the administration of the business

Registered:                14th March 2017



Location: Linden Lea  North End Road North End
Proposal: Erection of 1.no 4 bed detached dwelling and associated garage following demolition of existing bungalow, garage and stable block. Change of use of land from paddock to residential

Registered:                20th March 2017



Location: Wellyn  Broadlayings Woolton Hill
Proposal: Erection of rear and side extensions and construction of second storey to create additional living accommodation

Registered:                24th March 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 March there have been 12 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

Burglaries (1)

We have had 0 dwelling burglary and 1 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, offenders unknown have forced entry into a garden shed and stolen electrical garden equipment and clothing

Criminal Damage (3)

       Burghclere, informant has reported damage to 2 front windows of their property by persons unknown.

       Penwood Car Park, whilst owner of the vehicle has been out running they have had the side window of their car smashed and car searched.

       Bishops Green, Informant has reported that offender(s) unknown have keyed down the side of their vehicle.

Theft (2)

       Penwood, aggrieved has reported the theft of a parcel delivered to another property, now resolved

       St Mary Bourne, person(s) unknown have entered the front garden of the aggrieved property and removed the name plaque for the house without permission.

Theft from Vehicle (1)

       Hare Warren, aggrieved vehicle has been broken into the lock vehicle and stolen clothing and used debit cards. Investigations ongoing      

Assault (1)

       Clere School, one pupil has been assaulted by another. School have dealt with this internally.

Suspicious Incidents (2)

       Stoke, Aggrieved has reported that a chain leading onto their farm land has been cut. Nothing taken but possible access for poaching or searching of out barns at later date.

       Penwood, Aggrieved has reported that an air rifle has discharged a pellet that has damaged the canvas on their child’s trampoline

Making off without Payment (2)

       Tot Hill Services, vehicle made off without paying for £70 worth of fuel. Vehicle details captured and offender in the process of being dealt with.

       Tot Hill Services, offender filled a jerry can with £11 worth of fuel before leaving making no attempt to pay. Vehicle details captured and offender being dealt with.


Is summer finally here…..we can but hope!

After last week’s report in regards to extra patrols to combat antisocial behaviour in beauty spot car parks I’m pleased to report that these patrols have been quite successful. Calls of this nature have been extremely low and offending individuals have been spoken to and dealt with accordingly. The patrols have been all about educating people and I think the message is getting across.

I’ve had a few calls this month in relation to door to door salespersons becoming aggressive when goods are not being purchased. We have clamped down hard on these people so please continue to call it in if you see or feel threatened by them. We have the power to confiscate there items and fine them heavily if they don’t possess the correct peddlers licence. Should you require a “No Items bought at the door” sticker please let me know and ill pop one through the letterbox.

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.