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Latest News - December 2021

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We will be holding our AGM on Monday 15th November at 7.30pm in the Pavilion on the  Sports Field. The committee is in urgent need of more support, both in the form of members and with practical aspects. The following are the most urgent:
• Having been involved with SERP since 1995, the Chair and Secretary are both stepping down, this leaves two vacancies on the committee.
• For the tennis/netball courts to be available to all they need someone to oversee their maintenance and usage.
• The weeds around the perimeter of the field need someone able to prevent them from  becoming invasive.
• Our high quality pitches are attracting a lot of football players and someone to help with managing this will be much appreciated.

If you are able to help with any of the above, or offer support in general and would like some more information then please come along to the AGM and have a chat or email.

Footpaths

Our village lengthsman has been providing some excellent improvements to footpaths and ditches around the village. Please advise the Parish Council if there are any paths,  overhanging branches and vegetation or other problems which need addressing and these can be dealt with (normally) in the following month’s programme. You will note that the local authority organises just one cut per annum (occasionally two) so our lengthsperson provides a very valuable monthly service and keeps paths free of cut debris.

Double sided A3 water repellent sheet with maps of Sherfield English footpaths and overleaf, a larger map which shows how the footpaths relate to those in neighbouring parishes  and Wiltshire available to pick up at the Post Office, St. Leonard’s Church and The Hatchet.
Please if you own a bit of footpath in Sherfield then hack back some of the rampant over growing
vegetation which may have caught you by surprise so that we can all enjoy walking the village.
The first of the HCC donated metal kissing gates has been installed and several landowners have put in new finger post or signs to try and help walkers stay on the footpath.

Julia, Sherfield English Parish Council

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.

SEDCA Grants

Each year, there is a slight surplus of advertising revenue over printing costs. If
there are any community organisations within the Parish who could benefit from
a grant (overseen by the SEDCA committee) please contact SEDCA via email so that your request can be considered.

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

Parish Council News

The next full Parish Council Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on 5th January in the Village Hall. A typical agenda is on the 'Meeting Details' pageSpecific meeting agendas should be available 3 full days (not including Sundays and Bank holidays) prior to the meeting.
 
Planning meetings are now fixed dates in addition to Parish Council Meetings.

PC meetings:24 Nov;5th Jan;23rd Feb; 6th April; APM/AGM 25th May.
Planning meetings: [3rd Nov - cancelled, no applications]; 15th Dec; 26th Jan; 16th March; 4th May.
Residents are always welcome to attend 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 request - will be in place.  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 31-3-2021 has now been completed - see the formal notice on the Parish Council page.
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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