Proposed Work to Bus Shelter


23rd September 2021

In accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders this Notice is to announce that it is the intention of the Parish Council to place an order for the repair of the bus shelter at the top of Green Lane.

If you would like any further information please contact the Joint Parish Clerks.

Peter Raine 
Joint Parish Clerk


Lower Allotments – Fence materials


2nd September 2021 

In accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders this Notice is to announce that it is the intention of the Parish Council to place an order for the supply of timber posts and associated fencing materials for Lower Allotments.

If you would like any further information please contact the Joint Parish Clerks.

Peter Raine

Joint Parish Clerk





Audit 2020/2021

For details of the  Audit and Accounts for 2020/2021 etc see: Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020/2021

Public rights to view EPC accounts

 Notices pertaining to the exercise of public rights to view Ellisfield Parish Council accounts for the year ending 5th April 2021 between 9am and 5pm on working days from 14th June 2021 to 24th July 2021 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: ……………………………                                                                            Date: 14th June 2021
Peter Raine
Responsible Financial Officer
Ellisfield Parish Council

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Parish Councillor


Ellisfield Parish Council



 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy exists in the office of councillor for the Parish due to the resignation of Tim Guinness.

If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) after the date of this notice, a request for election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the RETURNING OFFICER of the BASINGSTOKE AND DEANE BOROUGH COUNCIL, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire by ten electors for the Parish an election will be held to fill the said vacancy; otherwise the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council by co-option.

DATED 1st June 2021


                                      (Signed) ………………………………………………
Joint Clerk to the Parish Council

Retirement of Tim Guinness from Ellisfield Parish Council


The Parish Council was sorry to see our long-standing chairman Tim Guinness stepping down at our Annual Parish meeting on Thursday 6th May. Tim has been an outstanding Chairman for sixteen years, leading and guiding the Council in their deliberations, and always taking time to look at any problem or situation from every angle. This has meant that no decision has been taken rashly or without considerable thought, and as a Council we are grateful to Tim for this experience.

His sense of humour, light touch, financial acumen and above all his knowledge of the village and its residents has been an added bonus. Born and brought up in Ellisfield, Tim’s affection for the village is second to none and we look forward to his spending more time in Ellisfield when he finally decides to retire.  On behalf of the village and the Parish Council I would like thank him for so many years of dedicated service.

Caroline Cazenove,

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. “