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Here you can find information about the village, local groups, events and services ​

August 2022
















Neighbourhood Development Plan Survey - results now available click here


Footpaths: Landowners with footpaths across their property are required to maintain
them. Sherfield English is blessed with a significant number which are greatly enjoyed by the public.  However, the parish council has received complaints from path  users regarding overhanging branches and overgrown vegetation to the side of paths which need cutting back to improve passage. It would be helpful if all those with  responsibility for paths across the parish could check them on a regular basis,  particularly in the Doctor’s Hill area. Thank you for your co-operation, 

Sue Holder
Clerk to SE Parish Council

Newsletter - unfortunately the local business who was printing this for us at a reduced rate is no longer able to do so.  Could you or do you know another local business who could print 300 monthly copies at a competitive rate? 

A27 Layby

The refuse facilities here will be removed by TVBC for a period of six months. It is clear that they are being mistreated and inspection (on 19 July) revealed a bathroom sink (complete with taps and trap), household waste, broken bottles and plastic bulk mushroom containers. This is clearly
fly tipping. Although legitimate users of the layby may be inconvenienced (and will need to take their litter home in future) this long running environmental health issue must be addressed. TVBC will be monitoring the lay by and fly tippers will be prosecuted. This course of action is fully supported by the Parish Council.

To add or update relevant news items to this section please email webmaster@sherfieldenglish.org.uk

Parish Council News

There will be a Planning Meeting on 10th August to assess amended information re the Caravan Site development. See the agenda on the Parish Council page.
The next full Parish Council Meeting will be at 7.30pm on the 14th September 2022. 
The dates for all Parish Council meetings in 2022/23 are now available on the Parish Council page.  Planning meetings are now fixed dates in addition to Parish Council Meetings.


A typical agenda for future meetings is on the 'Meeting Details' pageSpecific meeting agendas are normally available 3 full days (not including Sundays and Bank holidays) prior to the meeting. These will list any planning applications to be discussed.

The latest approved minutes, for 25th May, are now available on the Parish Council page.

The meeting on 25th May included the Annual Parish Meeting, and the AGM. In 2023 the APM & AGM will be on 17th May, shortly after the Council Elections on 4th May. Residents are always invited to attend the APM, at which annual reports of Parish Council and other village activities are presented. The AGM of the Parish Council follows the APM.
Residents are normally welcome to attend Parish Council meetings at 7.30pm for Open Forum, when any issues can be raised. You are also welcome to stay for the main business of the meeting, but only as an observer.  Covid restrictions - social distancing and a face-covering - will be requested.  It is helpful if you contact the Clerk if you would like to attend so space problems can be anticipated. 
The audit for the year to 31-3-2022 is in progress - see the formal notice on the Parish Council page about your right to inspect the accounts.

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Residents Only Group

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The Hatchet Inn

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Gilberts Garden Centre

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Hill Farm Caravan Park 

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Cllr Nick Adams-King

TVBC Councillor for Blackwater Ward: Wellow, Awbridge, Michelmersh & Timsbury, Sherfield English and Plaitford & Melchet Park

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Caroline Nokes MP

Member of Parliament for Romsey and Southampton North

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Sherfield English . . . .  An Introduction

Sherfield English is a small village in Hampshire, between the Test Valley and the New Forest, on the old Romsey to Salisbury road, now known as the A27 or Salisbury Road. 


For its size it has a surprising range of services and facilities, with a village hall, sports field, shop and Post Office, farm shop, fishing lakes, garden centre and Tea Rooms, The Hatchet Inn, a garage and an active church.  It is still quite largely a farming community. 


Most of its houses, cottages and isolated farms are scattered down narrow leafy lanes, unseen by those who pass through on the main road.  The Church, St Leonard's, was built in 1902 by Lady Caroline Ashburton (of Melchet Court) in memory of her daughter. It houses some fine art nouveau style stained glass windows, the old village stocks, a 13th century coffin and various old carvings rescued from the medieval church near Manor Farm, and a particulalry fine set of bells.


Sherfield English has about 700 residents, and a strong sense of community. As a result there are a wide variety of groups, activities and events in the village, including an annual summer fun day and a popular fireworks display in November.

And for a very thorough history, read Sherfield English - History in a Nutshell