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Memorial Hall Improvements

The Memorial Hall Committee is applying for a Local Infrastructure Fund grant. This comes from the Government but is handled locally by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.

The application will cover improvements to the hall: an upgrade of electrics, lighting and heaters, renewal of the fire safety exit door, renewal of glass panes between kitchen and hall (to be safety glass but will look very similar) and a new kitchen.

The last grant we received was in 1999 and we are becoming the ‘Cinderella’ hall compared to our neighbouring villages.  The heaters, now 26 years old, make cracking noises as the metal cools or heats.  The kitchen is rather delapidated and in need of an up-date.

It is also proposed to purchase a defibrillator to be sited at the Memorial Hall in the same way as those that can be seen at Preston Candover and Upton Grey.

Your Parish Council fully supports the application.

Police and Crime Commissioner Seeks Your Views

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane is asking all residents from across the Hampshire Constabulary area to contribute to his forthcoming Police and Crime Plan, which gives direction for policing and tackling crime in your community.

Through a survey, the Commissioner wants to understand your perceptions of crime, how safe you feel living and working across the force area, but also what issues in your community concern you the most.

The survey is available online until 14 September 2016. Anyone unable to access the online survey can write to request a paper survey and freepost envelope to return it.

Write to: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, St George’s Chambers, St George’s Street, Winchester SO23 8AJ.

EPC Website

The EPC Website has been unavailable for several days. Charlie Hellewell has been on the case and the website is up and running again. Draft Minutes of the PC meeting on 22 June and the Agenda for the meeting on 18 July can now be viewed.

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)