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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
at the bottom of this page.
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June 2024

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 lengthsperson 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 lengths person’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.

Hampshire Minerals & Waste Draft Update

Neither Dunwood Fruit farm or Romsey site were selected to be included into the next stages.

To add or update relevant news items to this section please email

The next full meeting of the Parish Council will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 3rd July,  in the Village Hall. There will be a Planning Meeting before that on Wednesday 12th June at 7.30pm. Agenda here.  See also the Notice of Public Rights for last year's accounts. The Parish Council page has more details and past meeting minutes.

The Neighbourhood Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan 'Draft for Reg 14' has been temporarily withdrawn while the Steering Group consider changes before re-posting. If you have any questions or suggestions they will be very welcome.  Please contact 

If you are interested please contact the Clerk:
Main Du
ties and Responsibilities
 To attend Parish Council meetings every 6 weeks, on a Wednesday evening.
2. To prepare for meetings and be properly informed about the issues to be discussed.
3. To take part in meetings and form sound judgments based on what is best for the community and then abide by majority decisions.

4. To represent effectively the interests of and deal with Parishioners enquiries, representations and complaints.
5. To represent the Parish Council on outside bodies to w
hich you are appointed.
6. To ensure, with other councillors, that the Parish Council is properly managed.
7. To fulfill the statutory and locally determined requirements of an elected or
co-opted member of the Parish Council, including compliance with all relevant codes of conduct and maintaining high ethical standards, (including not disclosing confidential information and not using council resources for political purposes or for any other reason unless agreed by the Council)
8. To keep up to date with significant developments affecting the Parish Council at local, regional and national levels.
9. To represent the whole electorate; listen, and then represent the views of the whole community when discussing council business and working with outside bodies.

Village Hall

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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 Info

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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