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The noticeboard in College Lane adjacent to the junction with Bell Lane has just been
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org/ 01256 389338)
PLEASE SUPPORT THE PROJECT AND HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN
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.
Jane Hannah has submitted a new Neighbourhood Watch report. It is here.
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:
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.