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The Parish Council is declaring two vacancies
Details can be found here and here.

Eastleigh Borough Council
are arranging some activities at the Itchen Valley Country Park during the October Half-Term.

These run from October 25th through to October 31st.

These event are for school children of ages 5-12 to enjoy.

For further information please click here.

COUNCIL NEWS September 2016

The summer recess came and went without the need to hold any extra-ordinary meetings. The Parish Council has agreed that from now on Parish Council meetings will commence at 7.00pm.

Would all parishioners please note this change.

As always, parishioners are always welcome to attend the Public Session that is at the beginning of the meeting to ask questions or make comments.

Elizabeth Lear has recently resigned from the Parish Council. The Council has now started the process to fill the vacancy and if anyone is interested in becoming a Councillor please contact the Council Office for more information.

Cllr Simon Hand wrote to her on behalf of the Council to thank her for her efforts whilst she served as a parish councillor.

Eastleigh Borough Council has notified the Council that Diccon Bright, the Local Area Co-ordinator for Bursledon, Hamble and Hound, has gained a new position within the Borough Council and that Matt Bylthe will become the new Local Area Co-ordinator for our area.

The Council has been informed that Hamble's oil terminal is up for sale and has received the following statement from the management of BP Oil (UK) Ltd:

In July, BP announced its intention to sell its terminal in Hamble as a going concern. The process of identifying a suitable buyer has commenced. From 1st November 2016, BP's fuel delivery service will be outsourced to Hoyer. The current BP drivers will transfer to Hoyer and will continue delivering to BP forecourts across the UK. Hoyer is an industry-leading petroleum logistics service provider with an excellent safety track record.

Hamble Lifeboat has informed the Council that it is raising funds for another lifeboat to supplement its other two boats. The new boat would be used in shallow water rescue situations to protect the existing lifeboats from getting stuck in mud.

There is nothing further to report on the progress to complete the public facilities associated with the new Lifeboat Station.

Providing temporary toilets on the foreshore has cost the Council £15,848 to date.

The Parish Council has agreed to move some of its reserves in order to safeguard them as the FSCS's scheme only guarantee deposits up to £75,000. A working party was set up to action these proposals.

A donation of £200 has been made to the St Andrew's Pipe Band as the result of its free of charge services to two recent commemoration events held in the village. A request for a grant of £500 from the organising committee of the 'Carols in the Square' Christmas Eve event has been agreed.

Up to 800 people attend this event and it has been found that the current amplification equipment is not adequate. The grant will help provide professional amplification equipment so those who attend can hear the announcements and singing.

Reports of meetings of Hamble River Valley Forum have been given to the Council by its representative and of particular interest is its work with representatives of the England Coastal Footpath to consider its route relating to the Hamble River.

A strong representation has been made by the Forum that it should at least go up to the A27 Road Bridge. The Parish Council and other local parishes have supported this, that the England Coastal Footpath route should go via the A27 Road Bridge and the ultimate aim would be to have a riverside footpath around the river via Botley.

Brendan Gibbs MILCM

Clerk to Hamble-le-Rice Parish Council