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Email reminders for substantial sums of money purporting to originate from the Hamble le Rice Parish Council office are circulating

Please check your records for a legitimate invoice before making any payment and contact us if you are in any doubt.

Work will begin shortly at the old Barclays Bank building and Eastleigh Borough Council has delivered the attached letter to nearby properties.

View or Download it here.


August Opening
During August the Parish Council office is open to the public Mondays and Fridays 9.00am – 12.30 & 1.30 – 5.00pm

The office is closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Queries can be sent by email to asstclerk@hamblepc.org.uk


Serving Hampshire – Balancing the Budget Consultation
Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views on high level, strategic options for balancing its budget.

Due to ongoing national austerity measures; demographic changes reflecting increases in demand for some services; and inflationary pressures, by April 2019 the County Council will be facing an anticipated budget shortfall of £140 million. With less money available and growing demand for council services, tough decisions will need to be made about what the County Council can and cannot do in the future.

Your feedback will help to inform the approach the County Council takes to balancing its budget. Any changes to specific services will be subject to further, more detailed consultation.

Have your say and read more about the consultation here.

Paper copies can be requested by calling 0300 555 1375.

The closing date is 11:59pm on Monday 21 August 2017.



Adult Cycle Ride

2017 Adult Cycling Poster
Click on the poster to download/view larger

The adult led cycle ride (starting from Abbey Hall and heading down to Hamble) aims to build confidence cycling on road and cover the basics of signalling and positioning and will also cover bike maintenance. The ride is also including a social stop off at Bonne Bouche in Hamble who are doing a lovely deal on tea and cake for the riders. The ride will be more than 6 miles so it’s really ideal for beginners and those looking to want to cycle regularly but not sure how to start.

The ride is just £2 booking fee via our website www.eastleigh.gov.uk/summerofsport

Eastleigh's Summer of Sport 2017
2017 Summer of Sport
Click on the poster to visit the Summer of Sport page on Eastleigh's website


The Council has published a list of topics/agenda items for the year (download/view here). The list is reviewed at each meeting and updated. This sometimes means items are moved around so it is worth checking with the Parish Office if you want to know about a particular item.

If you want to add an item to the list you should come along to a meeting and address the Council and identifying the issue you want considering. It might require a formal item to be scheduled or we might be able to help outside the meeting. Contact the office via the following clerk@hamblepc.org.uk or 023 8045 3422

2017 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.

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. 

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.