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Neighbourhood Watch – September 2020


Jane’s Watch                                                                                                                      September 2020

Dear Residents 
We start the month with an information appeal, on Monday September 7th, 2020 between 11:58am and 12:05pm an ornate ceramic bird bath was stolen from Cleresden Rise, Cliddesden. A silver car was seen to enter and stop outside the garden and then drove away a short time afterwards. PC Reid asks that if anyone saw anything suspicious to please contact him directly. 

We have experienced a couple of thefts from gardens recently, firstly at Chilton Candover there was a theft of two lead planters whilst at Upton Grey York stone was stolen. Please may we ask you to remain vigilant, photograph and mark valuable items. 

Sadly, PC Reid has to report an increase in the local crime rate, mostly around the area of this magazine. For the first eight months of the year there were no reported house burglaries across the whole of the 75 sq. miles of the twenty-two parishes of PC Reid’s initial area. However, in late September a home was broken into in Dummer Road at Axford where property was stolen whilst the owners were away. Two days later a second burglary was reported in Chilton Candover where a substantial amount of art and paintings were stolen. Whilst this is a rare occurrence it does highlight that criminals continue to travel into our area and commit crime. 

As the evenings draw in please consider your home security, leave lights on and use timers, consider an alarm and CCTV, leave a radio / television on, please make the appearance that someone is at home, consider ‘Beware of the Dog’ signs on the front gate, again it all helps to prevent burglary. 

Many thanks for your continued support and vigilance. 

Jane Popkin 

Jane’s Contact Details: 

Landline: 01256 381138, Mob: 07802 788 833 



WANTED – Designs for Christmas Cards by Ellisfield Children


Hello Ellisfield Children,

Would you like to draw and colour/paint something with a reference to Christmas? For example, a tree, robin, snowman etc. which could then be prepared as Christmas cards and sold within village. The card would carry the name and age of the artist on the reverse of the card and a greeting inside. 

If so, please contact Hannah on 01256 381 863 or email: 

by Monday, 28th September at the latest. Thank you. “ 

Audit 2019/2020

For details of the  Audit and Accounts for 2019/2020 etc see: Annual Governance
and Accountability Return 2019/20 PDF

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 2020 between 9am and 5pm on working days from 31st July 2020 to 14th September 2020 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: 30th July 2020
Responsible Financial Officer
Ellisfield Parish Council



 On Saturday June 27th, there will be a “virtual” Extraordinary Meeting of Ellisfield Parish Council using Zoom at 10.30am. 

The purpose of the meeting is purely procedural to formally appoint Gordon Dunse as the EPC representative to lead the project of: 

a) Collecting residents’ and village organisations’ views on the concept document “Upper Swallick Garden Community” submitted to B&DBC by Viscount Lymington and the Trustees of the Portsmuth Settled Estates 


b) Co-ordinating, in the light of those views, the initial drafting of documents for consideration by Ellisfield Parish Council as their formal response to this proposal. 

If you would like to join the meeting remotely, please inform the clerk either by e mail or by phone 01256 381221 by 8pm on Friday June 26th. You will then be e-mailed an invitation to join the meeting by 10am Saturday June 27th. 

The agenda for the meeting is posted on the official website and displayed on village noticeboards as usual. 

Sylvia Raine 

Joint Parish Clerk 

June 24th 2020 

Notice of “Virtual” Parish Council Meetings – May 11th at 8pm

On Monday, May 11th, there will be a virtual Annual Meeting (AGM) of Ellisfield

Parish Council followed by a Parish Council Meeting and a Meeting of the

Trustees of Ellisfield Allotment Gardeners Association, using Zoom. This series of

meetings will begin at 8pm.

If you would like to join the meetings, please inform the clerk either by e mail or by phone 01256 381221 by 10am on Monday May

11th. You will then be e mailed an invitation to join by 3pm Monday May 11th.

The agendas for the meetings will be posted on the website and displayed on

village noticeboards as usual.

Joint Parish Clerk

May 3rd 2020