6 Cannon Close

All Ellisfield Residents

Re: 6 Cannon Close, Ellisfield
Very sadly the mother of Lindsey Trotter (who lives in Ellisfield) died recently. Sovereign Housing Association will be taking back the above property from 03 September and will be seeking new tenant(s).

The Lettings Officer has said that anyone on the Borough Council’s ‘list’ in need of an adapted bungalow and with a local connection to the Parish would have a good chance of being considered, subject to the usual financial criteria.  She also advised that anyone who would be interested and eligible should apply online to B&DBC as soon as possible so that, when the property is formally available, they are already on the ‘list’. They should specify their need to be in Ellisfield and in an adapted bungalow.

The bungalow according to Lindsey is perfect for an elderly person or couple, with one double and one single bedroom, a lounge, kitchen, and wet-room bathroom. It also has level access into the back door, and a manageable garden with a huge variety of roses. Currently the monthly rent is £557.

Having had a battle to secure the bungalow for Lindsey’s parents, it would be a shame if someone in the village was looking for such accommodation for themselves or their relatives but were not aware of its imminent availability. PLEASE pass this on if you can think of anyone to whom it might be of interest.

Candover Valley Community Store

SHARE MEMBERSHIP SCHEME                                                                                                               Offer extended until 31 July

The Candover Valley Community Store Committee are delighted with the progress made so far towards the fundraising target.

We do still need more peopleto participate in the share membership scheme and encourage all residents in the valley and everyone who would benefit from the shop, to buy shares.  By doing this, you can help make the vision of a new community shop, post office and coffee area a reality.

We know many people are supportive and may not have made an application yet so PLEASE do this as soon as possible.  To allow as many people as possible to apply for shares the share membership scheme has been extended until JULY 31st.

The more funds we raise locally the greater the chance

We have of securing grants which is a key part of the fundraising approach

£20 PER SHARE

If you do not already have a copy of the information application forms are available from the website  www.candovervalleycommunitystore.org.uk from the Canterton Stores, The Purefoy Arms or contact Lucy Muncey (lucy.muncey@outlook.com/ 01256 389338)

PLEASE SUPPORT THE PROJECT AND HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN

EBAG – Target met!

Ellisfield Broadband Action Group (EBAG) are delighted to report that the target has been reached and the money is now in the bank ready for action!

We would like to thank all donors for getting the monies to us so promptly.

As already reported EBAG will be meeting Hampshire County Council and Openreach on Wednesday 6 June to and progress next steps. We will of course keep you informed.

best wishes

EBAG

EBAG – Pledge collection latest – nearly there!

Pledges collected now total an impressive £18,925

Thank you, once again to all those who have followed up their pledge so quickly.

A meeting with HCC and OpenReach has been setup for 6 June to go through the details of the project and to discuss the contract with HCC. Reminder: All the relevant information will be communicated BEFORE the contract is signed and BEFORE any monies leave the EBAG account.

It would be good to have collected all pledges by the meeting date so that we can show HCC and OpenReach that we are a serious concern and committed to the project. Cheques are an acceptable method of payment but BACS transfer (using the details sent individually) would be best.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Ali Swanston, Oakhill, Green Lane, telephone 381171,
or
Alix Taylor, Lower Farm, Green Lane, telephone 381992,

Thank you

EBAG

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,
or
Alix Taylor, Lower Farm, Green Lane, telephone 381992,

Thank you

EBAG

Memorial Hall Celebration – 100 years since the end of WW1

SAVE THE DATE

CELEBRATING
the end of the First World War

REMEMBERING
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

EBAG