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Ellisfield Christmas Fayre 2018

All the fun of the Christmas Fayre

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Ellisfield Wine Walk – Friday 8 June 2018

This year the Ellisfield Wine Walk will take place on Friday 8 June 2018.

Theme: Not Going To Russia!

Enjoy wines from the countries who failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals – but who wants to go there anyway?  Click the Wine Walk Flyer 2018_ for a map and more details.


  • Zani Robinson (Chile), Coopers Farm, Bell Lane
  • Bev Staunton (Italy), Southgate, Green Lane
  • Gordon Dunse (South Africa), The Thatched Cottage, Green Lane


Starts: 7pm
Finishes late: At hosts discretion
Donations per glass: £2.50

All proceeds in aid of the Memorial Hall.
Each host will have flags outside their house – so you’ll know you’re at the right location!

Retirement of Cllr David Richards from the Parish Council

“David Richards served on the Parish Council for nearly 10 years. His thoughtful
and well balanced contributions were always much appreciated. His special
responsibilities included representing Ellisfield at the Basingstoke & Deane
Association of Parish Councils (BDAPTC) which he regularly attended, and
Highways issues. As Ellisfield’s point of contact with Highways, he had the
thankless task of time and again communicating our pot hole problems. Others
would have given up in frustration but he manfully discharged the duty for a
number of years, for which we are very grateful. He also, at the time of the flash
floods two years ago, produced a comprehensive map of Ellisfield’s grips, drains,
culverts and ditches. We are grateful for his service and we will miss him.”

Tim Guinness 21st March 2018

Success of flood prevention measures

Photos from the Parish Council.

Heavy rain on 10 December 2017 was successfully dispersed into the prepared run off areas as the following photos show:

Water flowing from Green Lane through drainage grips into Flood Pits behind Lower Common excavated by Hampsire Highways February 2017

Water contained in flood pits behind Lower Common following heavy rain Sunday 10 December 2017

Water contained in flood pits at the bottom of Furzen Lane following heavy rain Sunday 10 December 2017

Farriers Field house

Dear Ellisfield Resident

The purpose of this email is to make you aware that there is a vacant property at Farriers Field; you may know someone who would be interested in applying to rent this property, full details can be found on the attached advertisement from Sovereign Housing/Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council

Only applicants with a local connection to Ellisfield may bid for this property in accordance with the Section 106 agreement. The property has its own garden, pets permitted with written permission. Property has a Wet Room, priority will be given to those requiring such adaptations.

Applicants will need to be registered with BDBC so that they can apply via the Homebid. Please see the attached document here. Applications for this property can be made by visiting, telephoning our bidding hotline on 0300 011 2460 or applying by text on 07781 482 317 before the closing date

Ellisfield Parish Council

Ellisfield Village Association AGM Minutes

On Tuesday 4 April the Ellisfield Village Association (EVA) held their AGM.

The minutes for the meeting can be read here.

The Chair, Dee Haas gave a round up of the year.

The Treasurer, Tony Simmons took the opportunity to remind everyone that annual subs were now due. Please contact him if you would like to arrange payment.

Ellisfield Parish Clerk

Very sad news, Mick Walker our Clerk, sadly died on the 6th January 2017.

Mick had only been our Clerk for seven months but in that time had become an invaluable resource to your council and he is sorely missed.

Anybody who wishes to contact the council in the meantime should either call Tim Guinness, Chairman of the Parish Council who has taken on the role of interim clerk until a new successor can be found, or send an email to the clerk or alternatively contact Jacqui Matthews who was Ellisfield’s Parish Clerk from 2004 to 2015 and has kindly agreed to assist the Parish Council on an interim basis (01256 381149)