East Woodhay Society

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

Newsletter August 2017

East Woodhay Society Newsletter for August 2017

East Woodhay Society Events

Friday 1st, 15th & 29th September – Walking for Health starting at the Woolton Hill Church Hall and Friday 26th August and 8th  & 22nd September 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.

Other Events & News

Woolton Hill Post Office & Stores

Starting on Saturday 26th August for three days, refurbishment work will be taking place at the Post Office & Stores.  The Post Office will be closed on all three days (Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday). The Stores will be open until approximately 10.00am for the sale of newspapers only. If all goes to plan the Post Office & Stores should be back in operation on Tuesday morning.

Made in the Hood at Hampshire Open Studios

The Hampshire Open Studios programme invites local artists to open their studios, showcase their work and talk to visitors about what inspires them and how they create their original art, whether it be painting, textiles, ceramics, glass or photography. This month Made in the Hood will be joining the programme with an exhibition of original work by 10 local artists including many new pieces.

Once again they are delighted to be welcomed by the National Trust at Sandham Memorial Chapel to display work by a selection of the artists from Made in the Hood as part of the 2017 Hampshire Open Studio season. 

Dates:-  Saturday 19th until – Bank Holiday Monday 28th August inclusive bar Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd.  Times:-     11am to 4pm (5pmat weekends). Location:-  Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, RG20 9JT. Free entry, but the usual National Trust entry applies to the chapel.

So go along and see the mixed exhibition of local art and crafts, with plenty of small gift items as well as major pieces to enjoy.

For a full guide to the Hampshire Open Studios, see  http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk
Since Hampshire is such a large county, the programme guide is divided into 8 regions, with maps so you can plan a route, for example, if you are visiting the New Forest or taking a vacation on the South Coast.  The local route encompasses Highclere, Whitchurch, Longparish and Weyhill.

Serving Hampshire – Balancing the Budget Consultation

This was forwarded to me and may be of interest to members. PLEASE NOTE that the deadline for submission is TOMORROW the 21st August.

Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views on high level, strategic options for balancing its budget. Due to ongoing national austerity measures; demographic changes reflecting increases in demand for some services; and inflationary pressures, by April 2019 the County Council will be facing an anticipated budget shortfall of £140 million. With less money available and growing demand for council services, tough decisions will need to be made about what the County Council can and cannot do in the future.

Your feedback will help to inform the approach the County Council takes to balancing its budget. Any changes to specific services will be subject to further, more detailed consultation.


Recent Planning Applications within the East Woodhay Parish

Planning application withdrawn

Application no:         17/01232/FUL        

  Proposal:                   Conversion of existing stable block to additional living

                                      accommodation ancillary to the existing main dwelling


  Address:                     Stable Block at Church Farm East Woodhay


New applications


Application No: 17/02277/LDEU



Registration Date: 29 June 2017
Proposal: Certificate of Lawfulness for the use of land and buildings for the storage and distribution of Christmas trees and associated equipment, packaging and accessories (use class B8), including ancillary office (use classes B1a) for the administration of the business
Location: Yew Tree Farm Hatt Common East Woodhay


Application No: 17/02278/ROC



Registration Date: 29 June 2017
Proposal: Variation of condition 1 of planning consent 17/00967/FUL (Erection of  detached dwelling with new associated access, parking, turning, landscaping and amenity space.   Blocking up of the existing access, following demolition of existing dwelling) to allow various alterations to the approved plans
Location: Breezehurst  Hilliers Farm Lane Gore End


Application No: 17/02227/HSE



Registration Date: 4 July 2017
Proposal: Conversion of garage roof space to 2 bedroom staff flat, ancillary to the main dwelling to include external staircase, 2 no. roof lights and 3 no. dormer windows
Location: Hazelby House  North End Road North End RG20 0AZ


Application No: 17/02430/HSE



Registration Date: 11 July 2017
Proposal: Erection of a single storey rear extension
Location: 8 Elm Cottages White City Woolton Hill Newbury Hampshire


Application No: 17/02326/FUL



Registration Date: 20 July 2017
Proposal: Erection of dwelling, detached garage and creation of new access
Location: Land At OS Ref 443080 161689 Woolton Hill Road Woolton Hill Hampshire


Application No: 17/02522/HSE



Registration Date: 20 July 2017
Proposal: Erection of two-storey front extension (Amendment to planning consent 16/04643/HSE to create a first-floor extension to provide bedroom)
Location: Belle Vue South Woolton Hill Newbury Hampshire RG20 9UT

 Application for works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order

Application No: T/00274/17/TPO



Registration Date: 13 July 2017
Proposal: Yew (T2 & T3) – Reduce height of hedge by up to 1metre (below the BT cable) and trim all sides of the hedge, creating flat top and rounded sides. Remove Bay tree from the middle of the 2 Yew trees
Location: Gardeners Cottage Abbey Wells  Trade Street Woolton Hill


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

The Police are trying to publicise when you should call 999.

Hampshire Constabulary, along with other emergency services, face an unprecedented amount of calls into 999, but how many people know when they should call 999 and, in particular, the police rather than other organisations?

Recent information shows that not everyone does, with calls ranging from enquiries about flea infestations to “no credit on my phone”. In light of this, we are calling on you to help us keep our lines free for your emergencies only. The campaign will feature a range of examples of calls via our social media channels, all leading back to one, clear message: only call 999 during an emergency. Call 101 for any crimes that aren’t currently in progress or haven’t just happened.

Only call 999 if…
  • There is a danger to life
  • A crime is happening now (or has just happened)
  • You have immediate concerns for safety
  • There is a dangerous incident on the motorway
  • You see something suspicious that needs immediate attention.

 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 June, there have been 17 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

 Burglaries (2)

We have had 1 dwelling burglary and 1 Non-Dwelling burglaries reported this month.


       In Burghclere an attempt to access premises via the kitchen window was unsuccessful;

       In Old Burghclere a derelict property awaiting demolishing had lead stolen from the roof.

Criminal Damage (5)

       At the Church of Ascension Burghclere 2 reports of graffiti have been reported on both internal and external walls;

       In Highclere a private field has had the fence cut to allow horses to fly graze;

       In Bishops Green a property had the front window of their property smashed by unknown persons;

       In Penwood 2 family members have argued resulting in the damage of one of the persons mobile phone.

Theft from Vehicle (7)

       In St Mary Bourne the aggrieved left the window slightly down when going into the house quickly resulting in a handbag being snatched from the front seat;

       In Burghclere a driver’s side window smashed and handbag and coat taken from the rear seat of the vehicle;

       In Penwood Foxes Lane a driver’s side window smashed and wallet stolen. Driving licence later recovered and returned;

       At Jonathan Hill car park a, rear window smashed and fishing equipment stolen;

       In Penwood aggrieved had his work bag stolen from his vehicle parked out the front of his house whilst he had lunch;

       In Old Burghclere driver’s side window smashed and clothing/house keys taken from inside;

       On A34 at Burghclere a long distance lorry driver reported the theft of diesel from his vehicle while he slept in the cab.

Public Order (1)

       At Tothill Services a cab driver was threatened with violence after passengers had underpaid their fare.

Assault (2)

       At Tothill Services an allegation was made by 2 employees against each other for assault;

       In Ecchinswell 2 people became involved in an altercation whereby one of them assaulted the other.

In the month of July, there have been 12 incidents, which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

Burglaries (3)

We had 1 dwelling burglary and 1 non-dwelling burglary reported this month.

       In Penwood a house was broken into and items stolen from within. Suspect has been arrested;

       In Penwood a garage was forced open and gardening equipment stolen (not linked to above incident);

       In Penwood a shed was broken into and gardening equipment stolen.

Criminal Damage (1)

       In Old Burgclere a Green Subaru Legacy containing 4/5 males seen hare coursing and driving at speed across a wheat field causing damage to the crop.

Theft from Vehicle (1)

       At the A34 layby Tothill Services diesel siphoned out of aggrieved’s vehicle as he slept overnight in his vehicle.

Public Order (3)

       In St Mary Bourne a drunken male was verbally abusive to a couple out walking. Suspect identified and spoken to;

       In St Mary Bourne a man was verbally abusive towards a female in the local pub. Investigations ongoing;

       Lady walking her dog in Penwood woods was threatened with violence towards her and her dog by a male.

Assault (2)

       In Burghclere aggrieved reported being bitten by a dog while out running

       In Penwood an argument between siblings resulted in a tablet being damaged

Theft of Vehicle (2)

       In Bishops Green a vehicle was later recovered by Officers from another county;

       In Highclere the theft of a Land Rover, which was later recovered and returned to owners.


This will be my last beat report. I will be leaving my position as your PCSO on 30th August to take up a role as Police Constable with another force. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who I have worked closely with and say what a fantastic beat it’s been to work on.

I wish you all the very best and as soon as I know who will be replacing me I will let you know and of course pass your details onto them so they can make contact to introduce themselves.

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.