East Woodhay Society

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

Newsletter February 2018

pdf version – EWS Newsletter February 2018

Following on from our recent clarification of the East Woodhay Society Aims (see below) I would like to thank those that have signed up and become members. For those who have not yet paid their subs (£10 for families and £6 for individuals) the easiest way is by bank transfer and a membership form, including those details, is included at the end of this newsletter.

The East Woodhay Society aims to benefit residents of the Parish by: –

  • promoting social activities in order to encourage a community spirit
  • campaigning on issues of local importance, particularly those involving planningand the environment
  • undertaking activities which improve our local environment
  • supporting a charity nominated by the membership.

Speeding and Parking issues

Speeding and parking is a key problem, particularly around the schools, St Thomas church, the surgery and the store/post office. The matter is taken very seriously by the Parish Council and a member of the council has met up with the police at a traffic management conference to discuss their views on potential options. More on this will be included in future newsletters.

However, with various funding cuts and increases in populations/cars the problem is something that we will likely need to be creative as to how to address.

I intend to meet with local head teachers to discuss further but, first a couple of requests:

please let me know of any suggestions you have on this topic and if you are able, do please volunteer for the local Speedwatch team. This latter point will tangibly show our collective commitment to the speeding issue and we will be able to collect more data which will help with future discussions with the authorities. Please contact me for more details.

Reporting Potholes

It is often very difficult to know how and where to report issues with councils and, like in many places, potholes and associated matters with roads is a problem in our area. To help with this, the East Woodhay Parish Council clerk has recently created a ‘useful links’ page (http://www.eastwoodhay-pc.gov.uk/useful-links/) and included on this, is a link to reporting potholes to Hampshire council.

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Next Event:

Seeing the snowdrops out and lambs in the fields reminds us of the beauty of our parish – I took these photos today at St Martins Church and also in North End.
Come and join us on the afternoon of Sunday 8th April for a walk to see the wild daffodils in the area traversed by the footpath between Trade Street, Fullers Lane and Heath End. Please put the event in your calendar and I’ll send more details in the next newsletter.

Regular Friday Morning Walks

Fancy a walk with others? On recent weeks more than 20 have turned up. Just come along on any Friday at 10.20am, ready to start walking at 10.30am and join the ‘Walking for Health’ walk, which lasts around an hour.

Please wear sturdy footwear, suitable for muddy conditions. On 2nd, 16th and 30th March we will start from the Church Hall, where we also finish with a welcome coffee/tea, and on 9th and 23rd March we will start and finish from outside the Rampant Cat.

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Previous event: Quiz and Curry evening at The Rampant Cat

A big thanks to all who attended the fun quiz and curry evening on 20th January at the Rampant Cat. Thanks too to Bill Vince for organising the questions and for the pub in making their excellent curry dishes. £54 was raised for charity and as this amount will be matched, £108 will be going to The Rosemary Appeal after our next AGM.

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Other items in the Parish

Our local MP, Kit Malthouse, will be at St Thomas Church Hall, Woolton Hill, on Friday 9th March 7pm to 9pm to give an update on Parliament and answer questions. Our Basingstoke and Deane councillor, Clive Sanders, will also be attending and available to answer questions. There is a flyer on the Parish Council website for more details:

http://www.eastwoodhay-pc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/KM-meeting-001.jpg

 

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East Woodhay Planning Applications in January:

Single storey extension to existing dwelling and associated external and internal

rearrangements.

Burley Lodge Woolton Hill Newbury RG20 9UA

Ref. No: 17/04235/HSE | Received: Tue 19 Dec 2017 | Validated: Thu 21 Dec 2017 | Status: Granted

Crown lift 1 x Oak Tree on southern boundary to 6 meters to give head room when mowing Crown lift 1 x Beech Tree on southern boundary to 6 meters (garden side only) to give head room when mowing Crown lift 3 x mature Oak Trees on eastern side boundary to 6 meters (garden side only) to give head room when mowing Fell 1 x Oak Tree in decline on southern boundary line – poor specimen/dangerous Trees are also shading lawn

Cottage Farm House (Scutwells Copse) North End Road North End RG20 0AY

Ref. No: T/00516/17/TPO | Received: Wed 13 Dec 2017 | Validated: Wed 13 Dec 2017 | Status: Pending Consideration

All tree works highlighted to be completed from within the Arboricultural Report by Christopher Hoare Tree Services Ltd dated 02/10/17.
Tile Barn Row Woolton Hill Hampshire
Ref. No: T/00512/17/TPO | Received: Thu 07 Dec 2017 | Validated: Thu 07 Dec 2017 | Status: Granted

Conversion of existing detached garage to studio/hobbies room, with new pitched roof and rooflights
31 Greenacres Woolton Hill Newbury Hampshire RG20 9TA
Ref. No: 17/04135/HSE | Received: Tue 05 Dec 2017 | Validated: Fri 08 Dec 2017 | Status: Granted

Erection of replacement summer house

Cottage Farm House North End Road North End RG20 0AY

Ref. No: 17/03982/HSE | Received: Mon 27 Nov 2017 | Validated: Mon 11 Dec 2017 | Status: Granted

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East Woodhay Society – Membership Form

The East Woodhay Society aims to benefit residents of the Parish by: –

  • promoting social activities in order to encourage a community spirit
  • campaigning on issues of local importance, particularly those involving planningand the environment
  • undertaking activities which improve our local environment
  • supporting a charity nominated by the membership.The price of annual membership for 2018 is £6 per person or £10 for a family membership:

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I/We would like to be member(s) of the Society:

Name(s):

Address:

Areas of Interest:

Email Addresses:

Phone Number:

Please send these details to eastwoodhaysociety@wooltonhill.com or to Mark Rand x 250898 (address below)

You can make payment online to the account:
Sort code 40-34-12, Account number 61871412

Or drop a cheque in to Mark Rand, Lostock, Church Lane, Woolton Hill