Welcome to our village website      

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

Latest News - May 2021

Covid - Local Business and Amenity Information

* The village shop and Post Office at Hill Farm is open.  

* Gilberts Garden Centre is open - Tuesday to Sunday 

* The Hatchet Inn is offering a takeaway and delivery service, 7 nights a week and
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes.

* The playground is open.  Please use with care and sanitise hands before and after use.

* St Leonard’s Church is holding a service each Sunday at 11am, and will hold a monthly Holy Communion Service on 4th Sunday, following the current government guidelines.

 

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 me, preferably by
email so that your request can be considered.

 

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Survey results can be downloaded from the Parish Council Page.  Once adopted by TVBC, the council must follow the NDP in relation to any future developments in the parish.

 

Ecology

Protected and Notable Birds recorded in and around Sherfield English
Barn Owl, Brambling Cuckoo,,Fieldfare, Firecrest, Grey Wagtail,Hawfinch, Hobby House, Sparrow, Kingfisher,Lapwing, Little Egret, Linnet, Mistle Thrush, Peregrine, Red Kite, Redwing,Song Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Starling Skylark, Wheatear' Yellowhammer.  All of these on the UK ‘red List’ .
Have you seen any of these or perhaps the Yellow wagtail or Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (much smaller and slightly different markings from more abundant Greater Spotted woodpecker)
On the ‘amber’ list are Mallards, Tawny Owls, Swifts and Bullfinches.

Please report any significant parish sightings.  
 

Footpaths

Some real improvements around the village with stiles removed, vegetation cut back and surface improved.  Also several 'kissing gates' ordered from HCC and hopefully to be installed soon.  Enjoy your local exercise!

We do all need to be clear on the lines of responsibility, duty and powers as many are not and that is part of the problem.

  • The County Council has the Duty to ensure that they are kept clear (not to actually do the work)

  • The Parish Council has the power to ask for the work to be done and to get it done, if needed.

  • Users have responsibility to keep to footpaths and respect the environment but also the right to clear and go around obstructions, if needed. 

https://documents.hants.gov.uk/countryside/ParishGuidesection3.pdf.

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

Parish Council News

Next Parish Council Meetings:
** This Wednesday, 5th May 2021 The Annual Parish Meeting & AGM **
   NOTE: Earlier date than originally published.
   via zoom, please email  clerk@sherfieldenglish.org.uk if you wish to attend.
See the Parish Council page for further details, and how to submit questions.
THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING IS FOR EVERYONE IN THE VILLAGE - FIND OUT WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING OVER THE PAST YEAR.  CLICK HERE FOR THE AGENDA.
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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