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Census 2021

Census 2021 is on its way

Households across Basingstoke and Deane are being urged to take part in Census 2021 next month.

The Census, which is run by the Office for National Statistics, is a once-in-a-decade survey that provides the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

Taking place on Sunday 21 March 2021, the survey provides information to all kinds of organisations, from councils and charities to healthcare providers, to help them deliver the services we all need, such as transport, education and healthcare.

This year’s survey will be the first digital-first Census and will be easy to complete on any device, with help and paper questionnaires available for those that need them.

Each household will receive a Census pack and instructions through the post in early March and residents needing support, help or translation services can access them, both online and by phone.

As well as questions around residents’ sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity, for the first time and to reflect the modern age we live in, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity. This will help shape services for veterans and further work around equality and diversity.

Basingstoke and Deane has previously had a great success rate in Census returns with a response rate of 97% in 2011, compared to 94% nationally.

Leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Cllr Ken Rhatigan said: “I would encourage all our residents to complete their Census on 21 March 2021 to help us get an updated snapshot of the borough.

“Together with our Council Plan to 2024, the information provided will be crucial in helping us to shape services that make a real difference to people’s lives for the future and identifying the investment required to provide them.”

Iain Bell, Deputy National Statistician at the Office for National Statistics, added: “A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed.

“This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

The Census results will be published in 2022. For more information, visit www.census.gov.uk/

Crabs Hill, Wolverton - closure
HCC will be returning to Crabs Hill, Wolverton, from the junction with Baughurst Road to the A339.  In addition to finishing the remaining sections of carriageway resurfacing, we will also be undertaking drainage cleansing.  The works are currently programmed to be carried out as follows:

·Drainage Cleansing Works – starting on Monday 8th March and expected to last up to 5 days·Carriageway Resurfacing and Lining Works – starting on Monday 22nd March and expected to last for up to 4 daysDuring these works the road will be closed to through traffic, from approximately 07:30 -18.00hrs each day. A signed diversions will be in place, and the road will be open outside of these hours.

As we are now in the winter months, inclement weather becomes more of an issue and works programmes are more susceptible to change. Whilst there is an allowance within the time periods shown above for delays, there may be times when we have to postpone works at very short notice; based on the latest weather forecasts, this can occur just prior to works commencing. We will always look to provide up to date information wherever we can, but sometimes these last minute decisions can be difficult to relay to the travelling public in a timely manner.

When we can, any significant changes to the scheduled dates will be made clear on the yellow sign boards located at the works limits.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, works will be carried out ensuring safe working practices, and social distancing between site operatives and members of the public are maintained at all times. The appropriate traffic management will be in place to prevent any interaction.

In order to help us to complete the work as quickly as possible, please ensure that no vehicles are parked on the road on the days of the resurfacing. Please be awareany vehicles left parked on the road that prevent the works taking place, face the risk of being removed.
For your safety and that of our workforce, we are unable to guarantee vehicular access to and from your property during the road closure. Should you need to make an essential journey, please contact a member of the workforce in advance and they will be able to advise if they can accommodate your request. Pedestrian access will be available at all times.

The surfacing operation uses a separate bitumen layer in addition to the new asphalt carriageway surface. In order to avoid potential injury or damage, please do not walk across the carriageway during the works unless directed by a member of the workforce.
Thank you for your co-operation and if you need more information regarding these works, you can using any of the options below.

Drainage - https://one.network/?tm=GB121226726
Resurfacing - https://one.network/?tm=GB121226806
email - roads@hants.gov.uk

call - 0300 555 1388

Play areas

Both Long Grove play area and Wolverton play area are now open.  Please observe the rules regarding COVID-19 and social distancing which have been attached to the perimeter fencing. 

Baughurst Parish Council meetings 

Meetings for the foreseeable future will be virtual, via Zoom.  Should any member of the public wish to join, please apply to the Clerk to the Council for the appropriate link.

Baughurst Parish Council are partners in the Hampshire County Council and Basingstoke Council emergency plan which has been activated. 

If you are self isolating and  need  support or prepared to help others please contact Penny Waterfield, Clerk to the Council, on 0118 9981 2944.  

Baughurst Parish Council will be linking the vulnerable and volunteers and supporting  the many community action groups within this area.One of these is a Facebook group - Tadley, Baughurst and Pamber  Heath Community Coronavirus Response, who have an extensive network set up to identify those in need and who need help.



Planning to 25.2.2021  


Goodwood, Wolverton Road

Detached double garage

No objection


Kingswood Cottage, Wolverton Common

(Cllr Slatford declared an interest and made no comment)

Single storey rear extension



Mulberry House, Inhurst Lane

Extension to existing garage and conversion to 3 bed single storey dwelling house



Springfields, Baughurst Road

2 dwellings with associated parking and access



29 Long Grove

Single storey rear extension and conversion of garage to living accommodation

No objection


101 Long Grove

Single storey front extension, replacing front bay window

No objection


Holtfield House, Wolverton Common

Installation of external render, replacement windows, and adjustments to fenestration. Erectin of rear first floor infill extension and adjustment to roof line

No objection


Mulberry Hill, Violet Lane

Replacement dwelling with ancillary building, construction of swimming pool, with driveway and associated landscaping works following demolition of existing dwelling

No objection, but concern noted over access


The Rectory, Crabs Hill

Change of use of land to car park to expand the existing car park to the north east

No objection


Land south of Church Lane, Wolverton

Variation of conditions 1 and 4 of 18/03276/ROC to amend then plan numbers and landscaping

No objection


Inhurst Farm, Inhurst Lane

Agricultural barn for storage of hay, machinery and secure store


Decisions by Basingstoke and Deane



Holtfield House, Wolverton Common

Installation of external render, replacement windows, and adjustments to fenestration. Erection of rear first floor infill extension and adjustment to roof line



Inhurst Farm, Inhurst Lane

Agricultural barn for storage of hay, machinery and secure store

No objection


16 Portway

Single storey side/rear extension following demolition of existing



28 Woodlands Road

Single storey rear extension following demolition of existing conservatory



Hill House, Haughurst Hill

Single storey rear extension



Moyglare Farm, Stoney Heath

Certificate of lawfulness for proposed erection of outbuilding for ancillary use as a music/hobby room



Moyglare Farm, Stoney Heath

Erection of an additional storey to a dwelling house with a maximum roof height of 9.5m



Apple Tree Cottage, Snakey Lane

Infill link between existing outbuildings



1 Oak Close

T1 and T2 oak prune



Wilderness Lodge, 5 Heathrow Copse

T1 oak fell, T2 silver birch, fell; T3 silver birch, fell, T4 oak, fell, T5 oak fell

Part approved, part refused


Elangeni, Baughurst Road

1 dwelling, detached garage and new access and extension of garden to existing dwelling


Speedwatch volunteers

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.