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Welcome to our village website      

Here you can find information about the village, local groups, events and services.
 
For a general introduction to Sherfield English see the article
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November 2023

3/11/23 ** Unfortunately Cancelled ** Fireworks Night

Unfortunately we are having to cancel the Sherfield English fireworks scheduled for the evening of Saturday 4th November. It has been a difficult decision to make as many have invested time and funds in setting up this event, as well as not wanting to disappoint those planning to come along.
 

Due to the recent storms and high rainfall, the sports field is already very waterlogged as are the parking areas, with yet more heavy rain forecast for tomorrow it would not be safe or practical.  We would be grateful if you could please pass on this information to neighbours who could be planning to come along, but may not have seen the cancellation notices.

 
Neighbourhood Development Plan

There will be a further round of consultation on the NDP in December. This will give everyone a chance to read and make comments on the draft plan, and we encourage everyone to do this - it’s an important part of how your village will progress
and this is your chance to have your say. Full details on the consultation coming shortly.

Village Footpaths

Our parish is blessed with a large number of footpaths into the countryside. They are marvellous for walking and maintaining good health! Once on high ground you can see (weather permitting!) Southampton Docks, Fawley, The Solent and most of the northern outline of the Isle of Wight. The lengthsman has now returned to work and residents should have already noticed the improvements in the condition of footpaths, the removal of overhanging branches and the recent fallen tree at the side of the A27. The lengthsman’s brief is quite broad and can include clearing drains/grips etc. and even repairing walls and paving, but he must be instructed what to do. You can help by telling any parish councillor where the problem exists and our co-ordinator will pass it on. footpaths@sherfieldenglish.org.uk


Hampshire Minerals & Waste Draft Update

Dunwood Fruit farm have put forwards part of their site for the extraction of Soft Sand, one of the rarest minerals needed for construction in Hampshire.  If it were to be included in the Mineral Plan Full planning permission would still be needed before extraction could go ahead.  After extraction there would be restoration (further to landfill).

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

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The next full meeting of the Parish Council will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 10th January in the Village Hall. See the Parish Council page for more details and past meeting minutes.
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Facebook Links

Sherfield English
General Public Group

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Sherfield English
Residents only group

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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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Parish Council News

The dates for all Parish Council meetings in 2023/24 are available on the Parish Council Page, along with agendas (available 3 working days prior to the meeting) and minutes.

Residents are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings at 7.30pm for Open Forum to raise any issues.  You are also welcome to stay for the main business of the meeting, but only as an observer.

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

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