East Woodhay Society

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

Newsletter November 2017

East Woodhay Society Newsletter for November 2017

East Woodhay Society Events

Friday 17th November and 1st, 15th  & 22nd December – Walking for Health starting at the Woolton Hill Church Hall and Friday 10th & 24th November and 8th & 22nd December 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.

EWS AGM & Wine Quiz – Woolton Hill Village Hall – Saturday 18th November

The East Woodhay Society will be holding their AGM on Saturday 18th November at 7.00pm. Please come along and enjoy a free glass of wine. This will be followed by a Call my Bluff Wine Quiz starting at 7.45pm. Entry is £10 for members and £12.50 for non-members to include a light supper. At the moment there are only a few tickets left, so if you would like to come please let me know ASAP by sending me an email at eastwoodhaysociety@wooltonhill.com

As it is the start of a new year we shall be sending out membership renewal forms this month. The rates remain unchanged at £10 for a family and £6 for an individual. The Neighbourhood Plan and the potential allocation the S106 money relating to Harwood Paddock are both still Neighbourhood Plan and the potential allocation the S106 money relating to Harwood Paddock are both still Neighbourhood Plan and the potential allocation the S106 money relating to Harwood Paddock are both still ongoing. So we hope you will all renew so that we can get lots of feedback from as many members as possible within Woolton Hill and the East Woodhay hamlets.

EWS Quiz & Curry Night – Rampant Cat – Saturday 20th January

On the 20th January starting at 7.30pm, we shall be holding our annual curry and quiz night at the Rampant Cat. As the numbers are limited this event normally sells out very quickly. The ticket price includes the event and a selection of curries, including a vegetable curry. More details next month. Please contact me ASAP if you would like to come.

Other Events & News

Jumble Sale – Woolton Hill Church Hall – Saturday 4th November (Tomorrow)

Starts at 2.00pm. Please bring items for sale to the hall on the morning of sale. For more details call Margarert Burgham on 253719 or Chris Vane on 253707. All proceeds in aid of St Thomas’ Church.

Village Market – Saturday 25th November

This will be your last chance to visit the Village Market this year to buy any goods for Christmas.  10.00am and 1.00pm.

Highclere Film Club – Highclere Village Hall – Doors Open 7:30pm, Film at 8:00pm

Thursday 16th November

Their Finest (UK, 12A, 117mins) directed by Lone Scherfig tells the tale of Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), who is recruited by the British Ministry of Information during the blitz of WWII to write scripts for propaganda films. In the line of her new duties, Cole investigates the story of two young women who supposedly piloted a boat in the Dunkirk evacuation. As Cole labours to write the script with her new colleagues, including veteran actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), they share a hope to contribute something meaningful in this time of war and in their own lives.

Thursday 30th November    

The Film Club wraps up 2017 with Sully (USA, 12A, 96mins) directed by Clint Eastwood.  On 15th January 2009 the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson”, when Captain Chesley Sullenberg  (Tom Hanks) landed his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

A Christmas Message from Raj & Sue re the Woolton Hill Post Office

Dear All

As Christmas approaches with the consequential increase in demand for postal services we have decided to extend the Post Office hours from 7.00am until 6.00pm from Monday 20th November 2017 until Saturday 23rd December 2017 excluding Sundays.

Many thanks and we wish you a Happy Christmas.

Raj and Sue.

Recent Planning Applications within the East Woodhay Parish

New applications

Application No: 17/02889/HSE http://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OUXMP2CRI4F00


Registration Date: 27 September 2017
Proposal: Replacement of hanging tiles to front elevation, application of painted render to brickwork on each elevation, and conversion of garage to living accommodation (part retrospective) 
Location: Larch House Knights Lane Ball Hill


Application No: 17/03241/HSE http://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OWU08VCRJO300


Registration Date: 25 September 2017
Proposal: Erection of a first floor side extention over garage  
Location: Rose House  46 Harwood Rise Woolton Hill




Application No: 17/03264/ROC http://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OWUPDACRJPA00


Registration Date: 26 September 2017
Proposal: Variation of condition 1 of planning permission 17/00607/HSE to amend the plan numbers to enable the erection of oak framed front porch, construction of pitched roof over bay windows and replace the tile hanging on the front/top part of property with brick
Location: Sundale  Broadlayings Woolton Hill




Application No: 17/03334/HSE http://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OX78HWCR0H600


Registration Date: 2 October 2017
Proposal: Erection of part two storey, part single storey side extension and single storey rear extension following demolition of existing garage
Location: 3 Aird Close Woolton Hill



Application No: 17/03358/HSE http://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OXAMN1CRK5600


Registration Date: 4 October 2017
Proposal: Erection of double garage
Location: Coach House Abbey Wells  Trade Street Woolton Hill

 Application for works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order

Application No: T/00372/17/TPO http://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OWKIDYCR09R00


Registration Date: 18 September 2017
Proposal: T1 Sycamore: pollard
Location: 6 Greenways 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

I have been asked to circulate the survey below, which will enable the PCC to identify individuals and groups within the community that they can work with directly to champion their needs.  They are particularly keen for this to reach as many as they can, so our assistance in disseminating this through our community contacts would be very valuable to them.  The survey is available until the end of December 2017.


 Please find below the latest news summary of some of the crime which has occurred in our area during October.

 Our current local community policing priorities are:-

  • ·         Traffic related offences
  • ·         Anti-social behaviour (ASB)
  • ·         Non dwelling/dwelling burglaries

 Reported incidents between 1st October to 31st October 2017

5 – Suspicious incidents – (from suspicious people to vehicles).

0– Assault – (not necessarily physical, between partners)

3 – Criminal damage incidents

7 – Road traffic incidents/driving complaints

2 – Anti-social behaviour incidents (environmental, between people known to each other, vehicle, groups of youths) 

0 – Public order

5 – Non dwelling breaks

0 – Dwelling break

0 – Theft from vehicle

0 – Theft of vehicle

3 – Theft

1 – Drugs

 Non dwelling/dwelling burglaries – 5 reported incidents of non-dwelling break.

 07/10/17 – 10/10/17, Winchester Road, Whitway, Burghclere – Unknown offender/s have entered grounds of an address, breaking into the garden shed by cutting off the padlock, no items reported stolen.

10/10/17 – 13/10/17, Penwood Heights, Highclere – Unknown offender/s have targeted 3 addresses in the area of Penwood Heights, breaking into sheds by cutting off the padlock. Entry has been gained but no items reported missing/stolen at this stage.

19/10/17 between 20.50 – 21.10 hrs, Dunley Road, Dunley – Unknown offender has targeted a large out building/shed by cutting off the padlock. The offender left empty handed due to setting off the alarm at the property. It was then reported that a male was seen getting into a Fiat Punto around the time of the incident.

Anti-social behaviour – 2 reported incidents of ASB (Anti-Social Behavior)

Over the 25 and 26/10/17, Hyde Lane, Ecchinswell – 2 reports of drones flying round the area of Hyde Lane.

Traffic Related Offences–

Between 1st October and the 31st October 5 drivers were arrested for drink drive offences in the rural area, also 5 vehicles were seized from the road side.

1 driver was issued with a prohibition notice for having a bald tyre.

1 vehicle seized due to the driver being wanted for burglary offences.

1 vehicle seized due to the driver being a disqualified driver.

1 vehicle seized due to having no insurance.

1 vehicle seized due to the delivery driver having no insurance.

1 vehicle stopped for speeding, vehicle seized due to no insurance, reported for excess speed and HORTI issued for production of driving licence.

Other Matters

If you if suspect an incident to be fraud related please contact the 101 number for Hampshire Police, also you can log onto Action Fraud online and report the incident via their site https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ – this could be in relation to cold callers reporting they are calling from your bank, pretending to be police officers etc.

One trick they tend to use is asking for the victim to call a number, this could be 161 for example. The victim then hangs up on the caller to dial this number, but the caller does not hang up on the victim so the line still stays connected. The victim is then passed to another caller thinking they are speaking to another department/person.

Over the last week or so police have been contacted by Action Fraud to complete home visits due to these sort of scams taking place.