Ashford Hill road closure
Problems continue with the closure of the B3051 at Ashford Hill, with traffic using rat-runs through Wolverton Common and Wheathold. This has resulted in at least six crashes, to our knowledge, and much inconvenience when the road is too narrow, for example, to take two lorries and a horsebox all at the same time.
We have deployed our Speed Indicator Device, working together with our Speedwatch team, in Wolverton Common, and it is out every day and recording information. This has proved, in the space of a week, that traffic DOES slow when drivers see the sign, and there has been a significant improvement in the slowing of vehicles. There is always at least one ignorant driver whizzing through at 50mph, sadly, but those who fall into the speeding category (above 30mph) have now dropped to 20%.
Based on this, we are encouraged to continue deploying it, but would always appreciate additional volunteers to help man it. Please do contact the Clerk to the Council (email@example.com), 0118 981 2944/07746756007) if you would like to help.
Ashford Hill road closure
We are experiencing problems with heavy traffic, especially lorries, using the lanes around Baughurst and Wolverton following the road closure at Ashford Hill, which are not designated as the official diversion. The correct diversionary route is shown below.
/Baughurst-Parish-Council/UserFiles/Files/Ashford Hill diversion.pdf
The Council answerphone appears to have 'died'. It rings, but the answerphone does not pick up or record messages. We shall try and organise a replacement as soon as possible. Please do contact the Clerk by email if possible - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Speedwatch - we are currently seeking more volunteers to ensure that we have full coverage of Baughurst roads. If you would like to help with this very worthy enterprise, where traffic speeds are recorded and relayed to the Police, please do contact us. Your involvement can be as much or as little as you wish. Please contact the Clerk if you are interested.
For Passes Ending 31 March 2018
Hampshire County Council new concessionary bus passes will be issued prior to expiry in March 2018.
It is not necessary to enquire about a new bus pass unless your circumstances, address or appearance have changed.
If you do not receive a replacement bus pass once your current pass expires please contact the concessionary travel team via email:- email@example.com
or ring 0300 555 1376 or visit the HCC website:-
The next meeting of Baughurst Parish Council will be be held on Thursday 19 July 2018, 7.30 pm, Wolverton Village Hall.
May we gently remind you of the need to NOT light fires in woodland, especially in these weather conditions? This followed illegal flytipping, and the culprits then set fire to it. Baughurst has been lucky to avoid a major fire - please do report any such instances to either the Police or Fire authorities, or to this Council.
Appeal Decision by the Planning Inspectorate
Hearing held on 5 April 2017
Site visit made on 5 April 2017
by S J Papworth DipArch(Glos) RIBA
an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Decision date: 15 June 2017
Appeal Ref: APP/H1705/W/16/3164854
Land at Violet Lane, Baughurst RG26 5LP
The appeal is made under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against a refusal to grant planning permission.
The appeal is made by Mr G Jones against the decision of Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.
The application Ref 16/01539/FUL, dated 28 April 2016, was refused by the Council by notice dated 4 November 2016.
The development proposed is change of use from paddock to 4No gypsy pitches and associated works.
Mrs Sylvia Brooks of Baughurst celebratesd her 100th birthday on 28 May 2017! We send her all our best wishes, together with a large bouquet and a card.
If you have concerns over speeding traffic throughout Baughurst and Wolverton, please complete and return the form which can be downloaded from the following link:
Letter to residents - speeding issues
(by post, 51 Sheridan Crescent, Baughurst, or email firstname.lastname@example.org) to this Council. We will forward any issues you raise to the relevant authorities.
Officers are appealing for witnesses after 26 one-week-old lambs were killed in a field in Baughurst.
The animals were killed in a field off a bridleway from Violet Lane some time between 9am and 1pm on Sunday 14 May, and had wounds consistent with being attacked by a large breed of dog.
Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw a dog, or dogs, wandering around this area without a lead.
Please see our website for full details and further guidance >>> https://mymsg.eu/2fdl
Speeding fines are set to rocket from Monday 24 April 2017
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are keen to encourage residents to report information about anyone not picking up after their dogs so they can investigate further. This can be done by calling 01256 844844 or emailing email@example.com with as much information as possible, including the times of day it happens, a description of the dog and the owner. This can be done anonymously if preferred..
Following discussions between Hampshire County Council and West Berkshire Council we are now able to update you on the outcome.
Transitional resident permits will now be issued to all residents who live further than 10 miles away from a Hampshire Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC). Those residents in North Hampshire who live within 10 miles of either Basingstoke or Andover HWRCs do not qualify, and will therefore not be sent a permit.
The permit will only allow for access to Newtown Road HWRC (and not the Padworth facility); Hampshire residents will not be allowed to use restricted vehicles and asbestos disposal is not permitted at Newtown Road. The nearest licenced facilities for asbestos are either Andover or Basingstoke HWRCs.
If you qualify for a permit, it will be sent to your home address from 20 December 2016 and will be available to use immediately.
Please see West Berkshire Council’s website for information on opening times, materials accepted and restrictions.http://info.westberks.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=42296&p=0
Welcome to Baughurst Parish Council Website
We hope you find the site informative and useful and that you will become one of our regular visitors! Baughurst Parish is located in northern Hampshire and includes the hamlet of Wolverton......click the links on the left or above to discover more about us!
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The World War 1 Tribute day, on Sunday 3 August 2014, was a great success. Thank you to those who attended, and those who brought contributions with them. Thanks are also due to Heath End hall, for the free hire of the hall, and Heath End WI, and the Trefoil Guild, for providing teas and cakes. Entertainment was provided by the ever popular Tadley Concert Brass Band, who performed a variety of songs from the era.
We are seeking descendants of those who are named on the War Memorial, who are:
Albert G Appleton; Frederick G Appleton; Walter J Cripps; John B Greenup; Merrick H McConnell; William J Monger; Leonard J Rampton; Ernest Sandford; Tom Taylor; George Warren; Frederick J Webb
Francis B Abbott; William S Bennett; George E Jacob; Robert Jacob; Alexander G Kelly; Sidney M Kelly; Frank Kernutt; William Kernutt; Harry Lawes; William Richardson; Charles Powell; Frederick Smith
If you are related to any of them, please contact the Clerk on 0118 981 2944. We are also seeking descendants of any Baughurst residents who served in the Great War.
What is a Parish Council?
The Council is the lowest tier of local government but is at the grassroots of the community. The Council normally consists of 11 voluntary Councillors (currently there are two vacancies) who are elected for a four year term of office to serve and administer for the needs of the residents of Baughurst Parish. In the event of a mid-term vacancy occurring, a new member is elected or co-opted until the next full election. The Parish Councillors determine and set policy to cater for the social, cultural, welfare and environmental needs of our residents and employ a part time Clerk to the Council to implement policy decisions.
All Councillors adhere to the Parish Council Code of Conduct and complete a Register of Interests. The Councillors have formed into sub-councils to concentrate on in-depth concerns in the local community. The committees are listed here:
Playing Fields and Open Spaces
Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?
Why not attend as a member of the public for a few meetings, and if this encourages you to get involved, perhaps speak with an existing Councillor or the Parish Council Clerk who can provide more information about Parish Council elections and mid-term vacancies?
When does the Parish Council meet?
The Parish Council generally meets on the 4th Thursday in each month. The meetings are held either in the Heath End Village Hall or Wolverton Village Hall, with the exception of August and December. Primarily most meetings are held in Heath End hall, except the May, June and July meetings, where the meetings are generally held at Wolverton Village Hall. The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to listen to the proceedings, Visiting public are not entitled to participate in the business of the meeting without the invitation of the Chairman. Two short Public Question slots are always scheduled in the agenda.