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

May 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighbourhood Development Plan Survey - results now available click here

 

Ukraine Fund Raising at the village hall
We would like to thank everybody who donated raffle prizes or money and
all the stall holders and everyone who attended this event. Also the  Biddlecombes for allowing us to use the field as extra car parking.  We raised £2000 which is an amazing amount for a small village.  Toni Leigh

Cllr Nick Adams-King reports: A27 Speeding

Results of the speed data updates for the part of the road between the village hall and Shootash have been completed. These show that average traffic speeds are slightly slower than they were when last tested about 7 years ago and well within the speed limits along that stretch (the same is true of the stretch from Shootash to Pauncefoot as well). They have not as yet completed the speed data for the A27 between the Wiltshire border and Graemar Lane. I am chasing this result.

Cllr Nick Adams-King reports: A27 - Resurfacing

A27 – Sherfield English
I’ve been working on a number of issues with the A27 at Sherfield English, most particularly between the Graemar Lane junction and the Wiltshire border. The road has been inspected and identified as being in need of resurfacing, this has been scheduled for the next financial year, so
hopefully sometime over the summer. I have also asked for a safety inspection to be carried out of the Steplake Lane/A27 junction for safety purposes. There has been a suggestion the central island might be moved in this location. I’m afraid that isn’t practical, but improved lines of sight and signage will hopefully help, I am pressing for both pieces of work to be completed.

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.

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 at 7.30pm on the 25th May 2022. This will be the 'Annual Parish Meeting' (APM) followed by the Parish Council AGM. 
Download the APM agenda here.         Download the AGM agenda here.

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 23rd February, are now available on the Parish Council page.

 
Planning meetings are now fixed dates in addition to Parish Council Meetings.

PC meetings: APM/AGM 25th May.
Further dates will be published after the AGM.
Residents are invited to attend the APM, at which annual reports of Parish Council and other village activities will be presented. The AGM of the Parish Council follows.
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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Cllr Nick Adams-King

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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