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Hamble-le-Rice Parish Council logo2017 Annual Return
The Council has published its end of year accounts and governance statement along with the notice setting out the exercise of public rights. Documents relating to this can be found on the accounts and audit page under Council Information.

WeRHamble – Temporary Researcher Required

As part of the community consultation exercise we are looking to recruit a temporary researcher to help us to understand how visitors view the Hamble.

The Researcher will be required to identify visitors at various locations across the village and ask them a few simple questions, which will be used as part of the consultation analysis.

No previous experience is required. However, applicants should have a friendly and outgoing personality and will be at ease approaching members of the public and engaging them in conversation. They should also be confident working on their own and have their own transport.

We envisage approximately 15 hours work, which will be undertaken over 2 weekends.

Rate of Pay: £7.50 per hour

For further details please contact the Parish office.


T: 02380 453422

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Satchell Lane Planning Application (O/17/80319)
You may be aware that Eastleigh Borough Council has extended the deadline for comments on the proposed application to the 29th May. The matter will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting, which will be held at 19:00 on Monday 22nd May at the Roy Underdown Pavilion in Hamble.

We would like to invite members of the public and all other stakeholders to the meeting to make any representations that they may have. In order to allow for all views to be heard, we would suggest that any resident groups or collective bodies nominate a spokesperson to speak at the meeting.

The Parish Council will decide it's response to the application at the meeting. In terms of managing space on the day, it would be useful for anyone considering attending to inform the Parish Council. You can do this by emailing: clerk@hamblepc.org.uk

We would like to extend a big thank you to our local fire fighters for helping us to road test our new building for leaks . We've had problems with the new shed and needed to test whether they had been sorted. Without any rain that was proving impossible. A short blast with the hose made all the difference.
Firefighters testing roof

Through selective grass cutting the grounds team at Hamble Parish Council have encouraged the increased growth of these cowslips across locations in the village. Cowslips are an important meadow plant that has been in decline with the loss of meadow land through intensive farming. Cow slips are an important spring nectar source for butterflies and bees as well as looking lovely. If you see any interesting plants or animals let us know so we can share them.

New Planning Application

O/17/80319 Land At Satchell Lane, Hamble-Le-Rice, Southampton, SO31 4HP

An outline application has been submitted to Eastleigh Borough Council for development of up to 70 dwellings with associated access, public open space, landscaping and amenity areas (all matters reserved except for access)

The plans can be viewed and comments submitted via:

Please note an application has been submitted to Eastleigh Borough Council for construction of a 64 bedroom dementia care centre with associated access, parking and landscaping on land to the rear of Blackthorn Health Centre Satchell Lane Hamble-Le-Rice Southampton SO31

The plans can be viewed and comments submitted via: https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/detail.asp?AltRef=F/17/80218&ApplicationNumber=&AddressPrefix=satchell+lane&submit1=Go

With such lovely weather people are getting out and about and enjoying the sun. If you are planning to have a BBQ can you give some thought to where you do it. There has been damage to Westfield Common over the weekend and with such dry weather there is a risk of the fires getting out of hand and presenting a real danger to people and the local environment. We don’t want to stop people having fun but please be careful, respect the environment and clear up after you have finished
 Westfield Common Fire Damage
 Westfield Common Fire Damage
 Westfield Common Fire Damage

Bus service change Xelabus X15 service

From Monday 20/03/17, there will be some minor timetable changes on the Xelabus X15 service (Hamble-Netley-Bursledon-Hedge End-Botley-Boorley Green-Horton Heath-Fair Oak-Eastleigh). Services will run between 5 and 15 minutes later than present, allowing more running time to account for traffic congestion and to improve access to the service for schoolchildren at Wyvern College. The timetable will be available at the Xelabus website (http://www.xelabus.info/timetables-&-route-maps) from Monday. 


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

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 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.