Each year the Hampshire Association of Local Councils (HALC) hold a Village of the Year awards competition. This consists of a number of categories, including the main prize of being awarded Village of the Year within Hampshire.
The awards were set up to highlight the fantastic work that is done across Hampshire by the many Town and Parish Councils. All Town and Parish Councils consist of volunteers who give up their time to improve their areas and work hard to try and ensure that each decision made is in the best interests for everyone that it may effect within their local community.
The 2018 Village of the Year winners were Chandlers Ford and they hosted this years event on Wednesday 25th September, where we were shortlisted in 4 categories:
Best Community Event (we won this in 2018) - Light up Netley
Community Engagement - For the engagement around the Butlocks Heath play area
Inspirational Individual - Councillor Simon Guillan for his work around changing and updating our IT
Best Community Initiative - For the redesign of our website and how that links to the office IT systems, ensuring it is quick and easy to update our own website with news relevant to the parish
We are incredibly proud to announce the results:
Best Community Initiative
Inspirational Individual - Councillor Simon Guillan
Best Community Event
A big thank you goes out to all Councillors for the time and hard work that they give to the Towns and Parishes, HALC for the competition that recognises the hard work of all of the volunteers and staff across all Town and Parish Councils within Hampshire, Chandlers Ford for hosting the evening and everyone involved in whatever way in improving their local community.
The agenda for the Planning Committee meeting on Monday 23rd September has been published.
The meeting is at Hound Parish Hall starting at 7pm.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is seeking new members aged 14 to 25 years. The Youth Commission acts as the voice of young people on the crime and policing issues that matter to them most.
The Youth Commission helps inform and support the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane.
Members of the Youth Commission:
If you are aged 14-25 and interested, or know a young person who might be, visit the Commissioner’s website http://www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/join before November 1st to find out more and apply to join.
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The agenda for the Finance & Audit Committee meeting on Monday 16th September has been published.
The meeting is at Hound Parish Hall starting at 7pm.
Current Hound Parish Councillors took the opportunity at July and September's Council meetings to thank both John Forder and David Airey for all of their hard work and dedication to the parish over many years. Both John and David decided that they wished to retire from being Parish Councillors.
John and David served Hound as Councillors for 13 years and 33 years respectively and were actively involved during their years to try and ensure the best for the parish. We wish them all the best for the future and look forward to seeing them around the parish.
Eastleigh Borough Council is providing the opportunity for residents to give their thoughts and comments on how to make our Borough a healthier, cleaner and safer place for all by reducing air pollution.
Residents can provide their thoughts and views on proposed actions to help improve air quality across the Borough. These actions will form a key element of our new Air Quality Action Plan which aims to reduce pollution in the worst affected areas and will also have benefits across the whole Borough. One of the areas addressed is around Hamble Lane, where ongoing air quality issues have just resulted in an extension of the Air Quality Management Area declared in this location.
The Council has a responsibility to review and assess air quality across the Borough and has a long history of monitoring and delivering initiatives to tackle air quality issues. The new Action Plan is an important continuation of this and will also support work around the recently declared climate change and environment emergency.
The public consultation will run from Monday 2 September – to Friday 11 October on these proposed actions.
Cabinet Lead for Transport Cllr David Airey said, “Poor air quality affects everyone and the Council, residents, businesses and other local groups and organisations all have a role to play in effectively tackling this issue. This is why I encourage residents to have their say and provide their input in helping to create a dynamic plan which everyone can work together to achieve.”
Find out more and give us your views
Eastleigh Borough Council has declared a Climate and Environmental Emergency.
As Sir David Attenborough says, “the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade, we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies."
The Council has set out targets: to be carbon neutral by 2025 and to support communities and businesses across the Borough to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
But we cannot achieve this without the help and support of you, our residents. We want to know what efforts you are already making, what you are willing to do in the near future and how the Council can best support you.
Why EBC are Consulting
Everything we do in our daily lives, from how we travel to what we eat, has an impact on our environment, both locally and globally.
This consultation covers areas where residents can take action to collectively respond to the climate and environmental emergency - including travel, energy consumption, diet and leisure activities.
By helping us to better understand this, together we can take Eastleigh into a carbon neutral, greener future.
Please do provide EBC with your views by clicking on the link and completing the questionnaire here.