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14th December news

Parish Council meetings

Due to the pandemic legislation was changed to allow for online meetings and we are currently not allowed to meet in person.  Councillors look forward to when face to face meetings can resume.  Public participation is encouraged as always and this can be by questions to the clerk or chair in advance, or by requests to speak.   All meetings are notified on the website and noticeboards as usual.  The clerk will share online joining instructions on request.

Become a Parish Councillor

Would you like to engage with your fellow residents and work to sustain and improve the quality of village life in Church Hanborough and Long Hanborough? As a Parish Councillor people regard you as responsible for things that happen locally. You will make a difference by influencing decisions that affect our village community. Being a Councillor is of course a commitment but highly satisfying.

Please contact the Parish Clerk to find out how you might get involved.

Playground ramp

The new ramp is open.  It's a great improvement on the old steps and provides a more accessible way through the area.  Councillors thanked Pye who's support was invaluable.

MUGA fence

Councillors have agreed to install a second entrance to the MUGA which will be at the opposite end from the current one.  Councillors have also agreed to raise the fence at the school end by 1.5 meters to help reduce the number of balls going over into the school grounds.  We anticipate that both projects will be completed early in the New Year.

Inclusive swing for the playground

The inclusive swing has been installed.  Thanks again to the residents who brought this idea to us and helped with choosing the most appropriate swing on the market.

Dogs, dogs dogs!

We love our four legged friends but if you own one please ask them to respect other users in common areas.  We still have dog mess to remove in the areas around the playground (dog mess is very dangerous for children and unpleasant for the rest of us).  No dogs are allowed in the fenced area of either the games area or playground, and definitely not, as reported recently, on the picnic tables.

Blenheim plans for the area

Blenheim attended the last council meeting to present strategic plans for the estate based around five initiatives to connect communities, use land for health benefits, put value on the natural land, move to carbon negative land management and create economic partnerships.


Parish Council Covid 19 Update 23/4/20

Parish Council Helpline 01993 651344

There has been a great deal going on in the village to support the vulnerable and self-isolating. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered in some way or just done the right thing and kept us all safe by acknowledging Government guidelines by staying at home and when out observing the distancing rules. Our parish has been held up as a beacon to other villages in our quick response to the situation and shows what amazing things can be done when we all pull together. 

Thank you to Merilyn and Stacey for organising all the street champions and managers and all the wonderful support and work that they have been doing. It has been amazing.

The Parish Council have been working hard on the Helpline 01993 651344. This helpline is monitored between 9 am and 9 pm everyday of the week. The Helpline can be called if:

a) you haven’t been able to get hold of your street manager/champion and you need help with shopping/posting, etc 

b) you know that a prescription is due to be picked up on a certain day or the pharmacy have instructed you to phone the Helpline re a prescription drop off. 

When you phone, listen to the recorded message and then leave your message after the tone. A Parish Council volunteer will pick up your call and phone you back to get more details and talk through your request. It may not be straightaway but we aim to reply within a few hours at most.

The Parish Council has been liaising with the pharmacy and has organised twice weekly drop offs of prescriptions Tuesday and Thursday evenings after 5 pm. These drop offs are being carried out by village volunteers who have a strict protocol to follow to ensure your safety at all times. Delivering in this way reduces queues at the pharmacy and keeps pharmacy staff safe. In the past few weeks, volunteers have delivered dozens of prescriptions and expect to deliver hundreds more over the coming weeks.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have made all this possible.

Stay safe!


Hanborough Parish Council Covid-19 Update

The current threat facing our community is immense, and, with every news release, becoming more worrying. At the time of writing, the Prime Minister has just announced schools will close, and organisations like Amazon are reorganising to focus on food supply. Whilst government guidelines must form the first line of advice, the Parish Council have considered what role they should play and how as individuals we should help the parish we live in.

We have formed an emergency group that will now be meeting (online) on a daily basis and will take daily event inputs and direct local action where it can best be applied. This group is led by Niels Chapman, backed up by Jo Feehily and Steve Page. Members that will backup and deputise are Lucy Tritton, Jeff Borer, Penelope Marcus, Rod Fraser, Ellen Armitage, Mike Franklin, Rich Fuller, Kerry Scarlett, Jon Gammage and Adrian Edwards.

Supporting this group, a limited membership (~50 members) Facebook group has been set up by Jo Feehily, which brings in strategic volunteers who will be able to liaise with the pharmacy and support those who are not connected to Social Media.

Our District Councillor Merilyn has created a Facebook group for Street Champions who will act as first contacts for isolated people who need help. Every household should get a leaflet delivered by their street champion later this week telling them how to get help from the initiatives put in place.  Along with the contact details for your local champion, there will also be a central Hanborough helpline number 01993 651344 as a fallback in case you aren’t able to get through to your Champion. The helpline will be managed by the Parish Councillors listed above, with Jo Feehily’s help. HPC volunteers will then react to the message, and direct to someone who can help.

Do check out the community website Hanboroughcommunity.co.uk and the Hanborough villages Facebook page for updates.

We are also working on what we can do to alleviate the undoubted hardship that is going to affect many of us in the months to come. 

More updates will be given as we know more. In the meantime, please observe the guidelines on social distancing as everyone needs to play a part if we are to keep the pressure off the NHS and allow them to save more lives of those we love.

Niels Chapman, Steve Page, Jo Feehily 18/3/2020


Use of Section 106 Recreation Funding

As explained in last August’s Hanborough Herald, about £550,000 of Section 106 funding for recreation will become available to the parish over the next few years. Hanborough Parish Council (HPC) proposes to split this money between one large infrastructure project, in the shape of a new community building, and a number of relatively minor projects, which will be taken forward by community groups (we expect bids from Hanborough Playing Fields Association, the Community Association, the Bowls Club and perhaps one or two others – there is an application form on HPC’s website, with criteria for how these bids will be assessed).

HPC’s reasons for putting a large proportion of the Section 106 money, £450,000, towards a new building will be obvious to many residents: first, depending on the fabric of existing buildings, refurbishment alone cannot take us far enough towards being able to meet future demands; and secondly, a new building has the advantage that it can be designed from scratch, without having to compromise because of what is already in place. Current provision in the parish works brilliantly to serve our existing community, but we shall need to provide more (and different) space for our future community.   

Hanborough’s rapid growth in population will not just bring a 33% increase in the volume of residents wanting to use recreational facilities: an influx of so many people in the space of a few years will present new challenges to our community’s cohesion, requiring more diverse provision to address residents’ needs and priorities. Many more children than is currently the case will have to go to schools elsewhere and many incoming adults will have no social connections. 

What can we do to foster a sense of belonging? HPC believes that a new community building could be part of the answer. Perhaps it could have drop-in times for various age or interest groups, as well as designated activity times? Which functions would you like it to perform: social, educational, exercise, sports (other than those already provided for), arts, entertainment? Do you have an opinion on what its main emphasis should be? Let us know in writing, then HPC will convene a public meeting to discuss ideas and identify priorities.

Write to us at: niels.chapman@hanborough-pc.gov.uk 



S106 Grant Terms and Application Form.doc
Grant application form