The Council owns various parcels of land around the Parish, maintains the children’s playgrounds in King’s Somborne and Up Somborne, and is the long lease holder of the Three Fields site. Councillors know the Parish and are actively engaged in various activities around the community, including taking or co-ordinating action to implement the proposals contained in the Parish Plan and its update. They are entitled to be consulted on planning applications and are often consulted on other matters affecting the Parish or invited to represent a view to other authorities such as Test Valley Borough Council, Hampshire County Council, the Police, health authorities and providers of services.
Councillors represent YOU – this is where local democracy begins.
The Parish Council meets on the second Monday of each month, from 7pm, until further notice in the Epworth Hall. The meeting is held in public. The Council welcomes residents comments, particularly at the meeting about items on the agenda to inform Council before decisions are made and 15 minutes is set aside near the beginning of the meeting for this purpose.
The agenda for the meeting is set a week in advance. If you would like a matter to be discussed by Council, please contact the Clerk by telephone or e-mail the Clerk with information on the matter. 10 working days notice is required please before the meeting.
The Planning Committee also meets on the second Monday of the month at 6.30pm to discuss any planning applications. However, it is always worth while to check the dates with the Clerk. If you would like to advise the Planning Committee of your views regarding a planning application on the agenda, either e-mail the Clerk (by 12:00 on the day of the meeting) and/or attend the meeting in person. Time is set aside near the beginning of the meeting to hear residents comments.
Contact the Parish Clerk to find out more at THE OLD SHOP, MAIN ROAD, OWSLEBURY, WINCHESTER SO21 1LU or by phone on 01962 777264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org