Author Archives: charlie

Superfast Broadband – latest

Councillor Park-Weir has sent out the following regarding superfast broadband in the village.

We would like to take this opportunity to keep you informed of the latest developments in the project to bring faster broadband to the village and we ask you to respond the questions indicated below; your help will enable the parish council to approach this issue is a way that best reflects the wishes of Ellisfield residents.

The Parish Council are continuing our efforts to bring faster broadband to all properties and business within the village. As it stands today the properties in the North are included in the Hampshire scheme (Wave 2) and are expected to get an improved service by the end of 2018. However there is no plan from Hampshire Council in place to bring faster broadband to the South of the village.

The Parish Council does not believe it is acceptable for there to be no plan to improve service to the South of the village and we intend to put pressure on Hampshire County Council, our County Councillors and our MP to get a solution for Ellisfield South.

The additional cost of BT’s basic faster broadband services vs what we get from BT today is likely to be between £6 and £10 per month and approx. £20 set up fee. We are also exploring the potential for faster broadband service from other suppliers to provide competition other than BT, allowing residents to choose from alternative providers with different options and prices. Once we have faster broadband then residents may want to sign up for additional services, streaming TV, sport, telephone or movies, although these may bring further additional costs.

The Parish Council will make sure that all responses are confidential and that we fulfil our duty to protect your information and privacy although as there is a case that it might be valuable to collectively share the information both inside the community and with prospective broadband suppliers please indicate if you are happy for us to do so.

Please answer the 3 questions below

We would be greatly helped with our efforts if we have an indication of the likely uptake of improved service once it is deployed.

Please can send an email to clerk@ellisfield.gov.uk answering the following questions:

Question 1

My name, address and home phone number is:

Question 2

If a faster service was available… (please respond with one of the following):

  • Yes I would sign up to faster broadband
  • No I don’t need a faster service
  • Other / not sure
  • I decline to share this information with the Parish Council

Please feel free to add a short note if you want to provide any further clarity on your response, volunteer to help the campaign or if the choices don’t fit your situation.

Question 3

If the council need to share my details with potential providers of a faster broadband service

  • Yes, I am happy for my details to be shared
  • No, please don’t share my details

If you don’t have access to email and you want to respond please drop a note to Councillor Park-Weir at Homestead, Green Lane

Thank you for your help

Ellisfield Parish Council

Newsletter – Spring 2017

A newsletter has been written with details about the Parish Clerk vacancy and the latest information about flood resilience and planning applications. It has been distributed throughout the village in both hard copy and by email. Please click here to read it.

 

Rural Policing and Community Funding

Residents’ Public Meeting on Rural Policing and Community Funding at St Mary’s Church, Herriard next Tuesday (May 3rd) evening, 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

Residents will remember that, back in March of last year, sufficient pledges were made (by parish councils, landowners, businesses and residents) for PC Andrew Reid to be reallocated back to his local beat and to be supplied with his own 4×4. However, this “Community Funding” proposal, after much discussion, was turned down by the current Police & Crime Commissioner (Simon Hayes) in October of last year.

Now, with the election coming up next Thursday for the post of Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) in the Hampshire & Isle of Wight area, a number of residents thought that it would be a good idea to ask all the candidates to come to a meeting to make statements and answer questions on this specific subject of Community Funding.

Six of the seven candidates have agreed to attend a Public Meeting next Tuesday evening, 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start, at St Mary’s Church in Herriard RG25 2PL (on the A339 opposite the Timber Fencing yard). They are:

Richard Adair, Liberal Democrat
Simon Hayes, Independent (the current PCC, re-standing for election)
Don Jerrard, Independent
Michael Lane, Conservative Party
Robin Price, Labour Party
Steve Watts, Independent
Roy Swales (UKIP) has sent his apologies as he had a pre-booked meeting in Southampton   to attend.

Also, a representative of the NFU (National Farmers Union) will be there.

Because of the subject matter, it is hoped that there will be a large turnout on the evening.

Please try to attend if you are able – with thanks for your support.

Ellisfield Wine Walk 2016 – Save the date – Friday 10th June

 The Famous Ellisfield Wine Walk!

SAVE THE DATE – Friday 10th June 2016

Come and join us as we commence Ellisfield’s weekend of village celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of HM The Queen by enjoying wines from the Commonwealth.

Our hosts this year are:

Chris & Doreen Lonergan, Ellisfield Grange, College Lane

John & Charlie Hellewell, Woodside, Axford Road

Chris & Sharon Hack, Highwood, Green Lane

Starts 7pm until late

Donations per glass: £2.50

(all proceeds in aid of the Memorial Hall)