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Hampshire County Council seeks more Home to School Escorts

Are you, or maybe you know of someone who is, looking for a part-time job, term-time only?

Are you available between 07.30 – 09.30 and 14.30 – 16.30?

Would you like a rewarding job working with Special Educational Needs children?

If the answer to these questions is yes, we have the job for you!

Casual hours initially, progressing to permanent, covering school opening/closing times. No driving is required. To find out more visit our website at www.newjob.org.uk quoting SCHOOL ESCORT. Starting salary - £7.94 per hour.

Youth Commission
is looking for young people wanting to make a difference.

Are you or do you know someone aged between 14 and 25 who wants to make a difference?

Recruitment for new members of the award winning Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is open.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is seeking volunteers aged between 14 and 25 years old to help give young people a voice on the crime and policing issues that matter to them most. Youth Commission members gather opinions from young people about the issues that affect them most, seek ideas of how to tackle them and use this to create innovative and dynamic campaigns.

As a Youth Commission member you can: 
  • Make a difference
  • Have your voice heard
  • Gain new knowledge, skills and experiences Meet a variety of new people
  • Go to some great fun events - this year members attended festivals, Rock Challenge, football tournaments and Gamefest to name a few
  • Work with those who are making decisions on things that matter to young people
If this sound appealing to you or you know someone who would enjoy taking part find out more and sign up at www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/youthcommission.

Applications are open to 5 March 2017.

Concessionary Bus Passes
Important Information regarding passes expiring 31 March 2017

Hampshire County Council new concessionary bus passes will be issued prior to expiry in March 2017.

It is not necessary to enquire about a new bus pass unless your circumstances, address or appearance have changed.

If you do not receive a replacement bus pass once your current pass expires please contact the concessionary travel team via email: concessionary.fares@hants.gov.uk

or call 0300 555 1376.


Hamble Parish Council
received a presentation from Brackley Investments Ltd at their Council meeting on the 13th February. Brackley Investment Ltd were able to provide councillors with information and answer their questions. Brackley Investments Ltd are now holding a further Information Day on Monday 27th February 2017 between 16.00-19.00 at Hound Parish Hall, Woolston Road, Butlocks Heath, SO31 5FR. People will be able to ask questions and provide them with feedback.


Public Information Day Poster


The Parish Council
met last night and considered a request to transfer land to the east of the former Barclays Bank building to Eastleigh Borough Council to enable their community library project. The Council are keen to see what proposals are being considered and welcome the confirmation of the timescales contained in the poster which is to be fixed to the current building shortly.


Hamble Community Facility Poster

Click on the poster for a larger view


Council News February 2017

The Parish Council is pleased to report that it has appointed Mrs Amanda Jobling as its new Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. She officially takes up her post at the beginning of this month after a few weeks working alongside Brendan Gibbs prior to his departure.

The Council was fortunate to have a number of high quality applicants for the post and we wish her well in her new role that will be both challenging and exciting.

As mentioned in the last Council News the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has refused the appeal by Hallam Land Management for a development next to Hamble Station. Hallam had the right to challenge the Secretary of State's decision in the High Court within six weeks and this is what has happened. The appeal in the High Court will focus points of law rather than the planning decision itself.

As normal at this time of year the Council has been preparing its budget for the next financial year, including reviewing the costs and prices it charges for the services it provides. The Parish Council has again decided not to increase its precept for 2017/18.

The Parish Council has agreed to make a £40,000 contribution towards the Borough Council's refurbishment of the Coronation Parade area and we look forward to this project being completed before early summer.

At a meeting before Christmas Sgt O’Hanlon and EBC Local Area Manager Matt Blythe attended and spoke about HYPE and their concerns about the continued provision of local youth services. Hamble School has withdrawn its support for HYPE and consequently they will be unable to use their premises from the end of March. Local Parish Councils have been approached about using some of their venues and have been asked to continue giving funding.

The Parish Council has therefore agreed to give £10,000 for another year to support HYPE in 2016/17 and to offer the use of the Roy Underdown Pavilion with its associated sporting facilities. Plans are now being drawn up for HYPE to rotate around the local parishes to provide the youth services. As part of these new arrangements the Parish Council is seeking conditions to protect local residents from any disturbance relating to HYPE's use of its facilities.

Sgt O’Hanlon also informed the Council that Penny Young has been appointed as Hamble's local Police Constable to replace Mark Arnold.

Hamble Lifeboat attended the first Council meeting of the year to report that work on the public facilities at the new Lifeboat Station had started to bring them up to the required standard. Hopefully when you read this the public toilets will be open for use.
Despite there being no cricket teams wishing to use the Council’s facilities at the College Playing Fields in 2017 it has been decided that the Council would preserve and maintain the square of the pitch this year and look at making a final decision about the provision of cricket facilities this time next year.

Due to increasing unauthorised use of the foreshore eurobins by local people these bins have been removed and alternative arrangements for the management of trade waste collected by the Parish Council have been put in place.

Finally, the Parish Council would like to record its grateful thanks to Jackie Bevis as she has now decided to conclude her role as the editor of the Hamble Village Magazine. We are very grateful for all the work she has done over the last five years to significantly raise the profile of the magazine.
We also pass on our very best wishes to Brendan Gibbs as he ends his time here as Clerk to the Parish Council. We wish him and his family all the best for the future.

Brendan Gibbs,
Clerk to the Parish Council.


Allotment Rent Increase
Would all allotment holders at the Hamble Lane Allotment Gardens please note a decision to increase their allotment rents has been made by the Parish Council.

The announcement may be viewed here.