Monthly Archives: May 2018

EBAG – Pledges now being collected

Once again EBAG would like to thank the villagers who have generously pledged – meeting the target required.

Following the EBAG meeting on 16 May – pledges are now being collected towards the target of £22,442.

So far,  £14,675 has been collected. Thank you to all those who have followed up their pledge so quickly.

A Treasurers account has been opened for dual signatory. Monies are being collected into this account. If you haven’t already done so please contact Ali and / or Alex for details of the account.

A meeting with HCC and OpenReach has been requested to go through the details of the project and to discuss the contract with HCC. All the relevant information will be communicated BEFORE the contract is signed and BEFORE any monies leave the EBAG account.

We are still a little way away from signing any contract, however HCC and OpenReach have to be satisfied that we can raise the necessary funding and if they are not satisfied then the process cannot continue any further. So we need the monies in the bank to prove our intent even if this means collecting it early.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:
Ali Swanston, Oakhill, Green Lane, telephone 381171,
Alix Taylor, Lower Farm, Green Lane, telephone 381992,

Thank you


Memorial Hall Celebration – 100 years since the end of WW1


the end of the First World War

the Ellisfield men commemorated by the Hall
Saturday 10 November
7 for 7.30pm
Ellisfield Memorial HALL

  • Welcome Drink
  • Talk by Gordon Dunse on the men whom the Hall commemorates
  • Songs with the Belles of St Martin’s
  • Two Course Dinner
  • Period Costumes & Dancing optional
  • During the day the Hall will be decorated by Ellisfield children (and the young at heart)

Tickets £7.50:
Zani Robinson 381320
Joanne Thomas 381300
Cheques Payable to Ellisfield Memorial Hall – Priority for Ellisfield residents

Audit 2017/2018

Details of the  Audit and Accounts for 2017/2018 etc see:  AGAR 2017:18

Public rights to view EPC accounts

Notices pertaining to the exercise of public rights to view Ellisfield Parish Council accounts for the year ending 31stMarch 2018 between 9am and 5pm on working days from 25stJune 2018 to 3rdAugust 2018 are now on the Lower Common parish council notice board. Any person wishing to exercise these rights should please telephone Peter Raine, Joint Clerk, for an appointment on 01256 381221.

The statement of accounts will not be audited on account of that authority’s self-certified status as exempt, unless either a request for an opportunity to question the auditor about the authority’s accounting records under section 26(2) or an objection under section 27(1) of the Act, results in the involvement of the local auditor; and that in either of those circumstances the audit will be limited to that required by section 20 of the Act as modified by the Smaller Authorities Regulations. (See regulation 12 of the Smaller Authorities Regulations for the application of section 20 of the Act in relation to a Category 2 authority with exempt status.).

Signed:  P.C.W.Raine                Date:  17.05.2018
Responsible Financial Officer

EBAG latest update – Pledge total met

We have been overwhelmed by the support for a superfast broadband solution for the South of Ellisfield. We have received pledges from the South and some from the North of the village for which we are most grateful.

We are now delighted to announce that we have hit the pledge target of £22,422

We are in the process of opening a bank account for monies to be paid into and the bank details will be made available once we have them.

EBAG are meeting on 16 May and will issue an update on next steps after that.

Thank you