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Partners Issue 90 • Summer 2017

Make a h s a l p s g i b

tres n e c re u is le w e n r u o f o at one pages 6-7 EHDC only UK council to cut Council Tax

Celebrating 200 years of Jane Austen

Fly-tipping: You could pay the price

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Partners magazine is published by East Hampshire District Council. An online version is available at www.easthants.gov.uk/partners-magazine The next edition will be published in November 2017

Inside

How we’ve cut your Council Tax ..............................4

Celebrating 200 years of Jane Austen.............. 15

New Leader takes over......................................................5

All change in Whitehill & Bordon....................16-17

New leisure centres ........................................................ 6-7

East Hampshire Sports Awards .............................18

Access services online........................................................8

Great opportunity for private landlords....... 19

Reducing food waste.......................................................10

Get your dog microchipped...................................... 19

Community and business grants ......................... 11

Woodlands Hall - community success..............20

Fly-tipping: you could pay the price............12-13

The Writers’ Way..................................................................20

Three Parishes Summer Fayre.................................14

A-Z of council services....................................................22

Festiwell......................................................................................14

Councillor contact details............................................23

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We are the one and only East Hampshire District Council is the only local authority in the country to have cut its share of Council Tax this year This year’s Council Tax has been cut by 2.6 per cent. This follows a two per cent cut last year. Out of 353 councils across the nation, 22 froze their tax but EHDC was the only authority to cut it, according to a national survey.

Other authorities providing services in East Hampshire, including Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Fire and Rescue and the Hampshire Police Authority increased their share of Council Tax, meaning the overall bills have increased. But EHDC is doing what it can to keep taxes low.

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New hand at the helm for EHDC EHDC has elected a new Leader to guide the council through the next stage of its pioneering strategy. Cllr Richard Millard, member for Headley, stepped up into the role having been Deputy Leader since 2013. He replaces Cllr Ferris Cowper, Grayshott, who has chosen to hand over the reins. Cllr Cowper will be Deputy Leader and will still take an active part in the council’s Cabinet, focusing on finance and the future of Whitehill & Bordon. Cllr Lynn Evans, Horndean Murray, has been chosen as the council’s Chairman for the next 12 months, with Cllr Anthony Williams, Headley, as ViceChairman.

As Leader, Cllr Millard will continue the pioneering work started by Cllr Cowper. Cllr Millard said: “EHDC has been re-writing the way local government is run. We have forged ground-breaking partnerships with other councils, we have increased our income through investing in commercial property and selling our services to other authorities and we have pledged to reduce our Council Tax to zero. “We have come a long way in just a few years and I am looking forward to guiding the council through the next leg of the journey.”

Cllr Ferris Cowper (left) and Cllr Richard Millard

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re-writing the way local government is run.” Cllr Richard Millard

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Get active at new leisure centres New leisure facilities under starter’s orders Two brand new leisure centres are to be built in Alton and Whitehill & Bordon by the end of 2019. While the Taro Leisure Centre in Petersfield will receive a multi-million pound refurbishment, expected to be completed by the end of this year. The new and improved facilities – a total investment of nearly £30m - are being delivered by East Hampshire District Council and the sports and leisure provider Everyone Active.

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A completely new leisure centre is to be built next to the old centre, which will remain open while the new facility is built What’s new?

area A modern, refreshed reception lt to Sport A larger six-court sports hall bui England specifications l built to Sport A larger six-lane swimming poo electronic England specifications, including timing pads ng/lowering A bigger teaching pool - with risi floor to alter depth ng ‘virtual An extended spin studio featuri spinning’ bikes ing areas to A modern café with improved view watch your family at play ge of treatment A destination spa to include a ran relaxation and l poo rooms, sauna, steam, hydro areas

gym offering A significantly bigger 130 station stance the latest cardiovascular and resi equipment rooms, with High-quality dry-side changing and dedicated rs use ed better access for disabl users spa and s changing rooms for gym changing rooms Larger wet-side family-friendly facilities and including more baby changing larger family cubicles

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Left to right: Cllr Ferris Cowper and Cllr Richard Millard with Ian Cook and David Love from Everyone Active


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The new facility at Whitehill & Bordon will move from Mill Chase Academy to the new town centre What’s new? A six-lane pool built to Sport England’s latest specifications A larger teaching pool with a dedicated viewing area from the new refreshment area

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£3m will be spent on renovating and refurbishing the Taro Leisure Centre in Petersfield What’s new?

A significantly extended gym with 100 stations offering the latest cardiovascular and resistance equipment

Extended 120 station gym offering the latest cardiovascular and resistance equipment New, larger spin studio extended to include more bikes and ‘virtual spinning’

A fitness studio dedicated to leisure centre users (currently shared with Mill Chase Academy and available evenings only) An improved spin studio including more bikes and ‘virtual spinning’ High-quality dry-side changing rooms, with bette r access for disabled users Larger wet-side family-friendly changing rooms including more baby changing facilities and large r family cubicles

Dry-side male and female changing rooms, with better access for disabled users Larger wet-side family-friendly changing rooms r including more baby changing facilities and large family cubicles Refurbished café incorporating a welcoming new reception

Everyone Active EHDC has signed a 20-year contract with Everyone Active which will run all three leisure centres on a day-to-day basis. Everyone Active currently manages more than 140 leisure centres in partnership with more than 40 different local authorities around the country. As part of running the centres Everyone Active will also be promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging local people to take up sports and active hobbies.

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Keep it cool – Take refrigerated foods in a cool box or cool bag, with ice packs, to help keep food fresh. Keep it in one piece – Fruit and salad last longer if they are left whole rather than cut. Love those leftovers – Recycle your leftovers by taking them on your picnic. For clever ways to use leftovers look at www.sainsburysfoodrescue.co.uk Don’t leave your litter – Keep our green and pleasant East Hampshire countryside free from litter by taking your rubbish home with you.

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Brilliant BBQs Don’t cross-contaminate – store raw meat on the bottom shelf of the fridge away from other foods. Don’t bin those bottles – plastic bottles can be washed and thrown into your black recycling bin. Any glass can also be collected from your kerb-side and recycled.

Don’t over-cater – if you have 10 guests coming make enough food for nine, if you have 16 cater for 14. If you are inviting lots of guests to your barbecue and are unsure how much food to prepare try the Love Food Hate Waste website for some handy hints and tips on perfect portions.

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Boosting our businesses New businesses in East Hampshire can get a financial boost when they need it most by applying for one of EHDC’s start-up grants. The grants, up to £500, will help the district’s start-up enterprises establish themselves. As well as receiving the much-needed money, businesses can also receive tailored advice and support from Enterprise First – a not-for-profit agency that has been helping start-ups in Hampshire since 1981. New businesses in East Hampshire can apply to the scheme, which is fast becoming fully subscribed.

Driving trade Janet Freeborn, a driving instructor, based in Petersfield, benefited from the start-up grant and the business advice. She was able to plan ahead as well as expand her advertising and web presence.

Vinyl Matters Steve MacGuinness, owner of Vinyl Matters, in Bakery Lane, Petersfield, initially stocked his record shop using his personal collection. He now buys a mixture of old and new records and also sells CDs, tapes and books and offers an online service.

Go to www.easthants.gov.uk/business

Giving money back to the community Cabinet Approved Community Grants Cabinet Approved Community Grants are available to not-forprofit organisations to support community projects which meet the objectives of the East Hampshire Corporate Strategy. Applications for between £1,000-£25,000 are welcome. In 2016 /2017 Cabinet awarded grants worth a total of

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EHDC is moving from grant funding the voluntary sector to commissioning it to deliver some services on its behalf.

Grants The Councillor Community to tion cre give local councillors dis 00 award between £100 and £10 to worthy schemes.

Voluntary sector organisations can come forward, either individually or as a group, and bid to deliver services. The first services to be commissioned will be advice services with more information coming forward over the next few months.

This year councillors have given local projects

£179,935

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Fly-tipping is a crime. It damages the environment and represents a public health risk. Getting someone to dispose of unwanted items can be a real help. Just make sure you use an approved licensed waste carrier – if someone dumps your waste illegally, YOU could be fined up to £400.

How do I know a waste carrier is legitimate?

How do I dispose of items correctly?

By law, you are personally responsible for ensuring the safe and correct disposal of your u  nwanted items, even if you have paid someone else to do it. If your waste is found dumped illegally you could be fined.

• East Hampshire District Council runs a bulky waste collection service. Prices vary according to the nature of the collection. Contact Customer Services on 0300 300 0013.

A licensed waste carrier will provide paperwork taking responsibility for the waste from you.

• Take your waste to Hampshire County Council’s waste recycling centres. Some items may be charged for.

The Environment Agency provides an online register of waste carriers. This can be found at https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register

• Paying for an approved licensed waste carrier and signing a waste transfer note handing over responsibility to them.

Any approved waste carrier will have a licence from the Environment Agency available for you to see.

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Families from Horndean, Clanfield, Rowlands Castle and the surrounding areas will be coming together to enjoy a great day of summer fun this month. The Three Parishes Summer Fayre, held on Saturday 24 June, is a traditional country festival packed with activities, displays, food, drink and family fun. It will be held at Hazleton Farm, near Horndean, from 11am until 5pm, and will culminate in a foot-stomping barn dance in the evening complete with a live band and caller.

There will be plenty of stalls to browse, food to try and music, dance and local beers. And you can get involved by entering one of a number of competitions including a pet dog contest, a flower and vegetable show, a cake competition or a photographic challenge. The day will be capped off with a barn dance, from 7.30pm until 11pm with music from the popular band Squinty McGinty.

New summer festival at Four Marks will show us how we can all enjoy a healthier lifestyle Festiwell will be packed with activities to try, sports to play, healthy food to eat and lots of ways to help us stay fitter for longer. Held on Sunday 9 July, at Four Marks Recreation Ground, the new event is being organised by EHDC and Four Marks Parish Council. For the already-active, Alton Runners will be organising several funruns, there will be outdoor gym equipment and a host of sports to have a go at.

For those not ready to put on their running shoes there will be a Walk to Health group, archery, demonstrations and a quiet tent for more mindful activities. Community groups such as the local horticultural and allotment societies and Men’s Shed will be on hand to offer advice, as will dental and other medical services. Food will also play a big part in the day with many local producers showing the best way to prepare delicious and healthy meals.

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Taking pride in Jane This year marks the 200th anniversary of the death of East Hampshire’s most famous literary great, Jane Austen

Jane’s home in the beautiful East Hampshire village of Chawton, and other local landmarks, have become a must-visit for many Pride and Prejudice pilgrims from around the world. This year EHDC is working with the Hampshire Cultural Trust and others to celebrate this extraordinary author’s creativity, talent and life in a summer packed with exhibitions, talks, walks, writing competitions and performances.

Inspired by the word

Here’s how you can celebrate Jane’s life in Hampshire Jane Austen’s House Museum Jane lived in this house in Chawton between 1809 and 1817 and worked on her most-loved novels here.

Sitting with Jane Made up of 24 ‘BookBenches’ designed and painted by professional artists, this unique public art trail runs across the north of Hampshire, including in Chawton and Alton.

Follow in her footsteps Take a circular literary walk around the area that inspired her work using EHDC’s guide.

Chawton House Library Set in the manor house that once belonged to Jane’s brother, Edward.

Regency Week Jane Austen Regency Week takes place in Alton and Chawton between 17-25 June. The wonderful variety of events can be seen at www.janeaustenregencyweek.co.uk

Jane Austen Day On 7 July, a day of talks and events, hosted by Chawton House Library and Jane Austen’s House Museum in association with the Hampshire Cultural Trust.

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East Hampshire has other literary heroes. Inspired By The Word is a sculpture exhibition in Chawton, Selborne and Petersfield of works inspired by Jane Austen, Gilbert White and Edward Thomas. www.visit-hampshire.co.uk


It’s all change in Whitehill & Bordon If you go down to Whitehill & Bordon today, you’re in for a big surprise… The town’s regeneration has really taken off and you can’t help but notice it when you visit - with a new road, new homes (which are selling like hot cakes) and a new leisure centre, secondary school and loads of other new facilities on their way. The development of the town will ultimately deliver 3,350 new homes and 5,500 new jobs – and is one of the biggest regeneration projects in the country. The vision is to transform the former garrison town into a green and healthy town, developed on the principles of high environmental standards and active and healthy lifestyles.

There’s so much happening – here’s a brief summary: • Hampshire County Council (HCC) has revealed its plans for a new 900-pupil secondary school campus for the relocation of Mill Chase Academy and to extend the infant and junior schools – all to be ready by 2019. More info: www.hants.gov.uk/news/ feb24millchaseacademy • A new leisure centre will be built in the town in 2019 and is set to feature a six-lane 25 metre pool, two fitness studios, a learner pool and a gym. The existing centre at Mill Chase will close once the new centre is open. More info: tinyurl.com/WBleisurearticle • Quebec Park show homes are now open and selling fast on the site owned by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Properties include 65 two, three and four bedroom houses and some apartments. The remaining 35 homes will provide affordable housing, including 10 for shared ownership and will be managed by Radian.

L-R Jon Turner (HCA), Cllr Ferris Cowper (EHDC) and Andrea Smith (Radian)

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• Show homes are now open and homes are on sale at Louisburg Barracks, an HCA-owned site. • The new relief road is being constructed in two phases by HCC. The first phase, which runs through the Louisburg site to the north of the town, is now complete. The second phase is also now under way, with 3.2km (2 miles) of new single carriageway being constructed to connect the Liphook Road roundabout on the A325 to the completed section. The new road is principally funded by the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the HCA, HCC and developer funding, and is due to be completed in summer 2018. Improvements to the current A325 will be completed by the winter of 2018.


• Hogmoor Inclosure is open for all with 54 hectares of woodland and heathland. It is home to a variety of wildlife, and an area for people to enjoy walking and cycling. There will be significant enhancements made to the site which will include car parking, picnic areas, footpaths and cycle routes. There is also a proposal for a new visitor centre. The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company is making these improvements. • Bordon Future Skills Centre is almost complete and is due to open in September 2017. HCC has been building this. It will offer a range of full time, part time and professional courses, including constructionrelated courses, as well as apprenticeships. The centre is being funded by HCC and the Enterprise M3 LEP.

• High-quality office space will be available through a Business Enterprise Centre in Louisburg Barracks, funded by the HCA and the Enterprise M3 LEP. It will provide flexible tenancies and support services for start-ups and growing businesses. The centre is part of the EZ3 Enterprise Zone where eligible businesses can receive a range of benefits. Go to www.enterprisem3.org.uk/ez3 • Plans for the new town centre have been revealed at a community consultation. The plans feature restaurants, a multi-screen cinema and health hub. • The town has also been awarded Healthy New Town Status, a position given to only 10 towns in the country, ensuring the town will be designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles.

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Celebrating our local sporting heroes More than 300 East Hampshire sports stars, and the people who support them, gathered to celebrate the East Hampshire Sports Awards.

Her inspirational speech had a particular focus on the people in the room being the next generation of sporting success in Great Britain. Alex said: “I started in the same seat you are in, I dreamt of playing hockey for my country and I did everything that I could to make that dream become a reality.

The awards, organised by East Hampshire District Council, recognised sporting achievements and the commitment of coaches and officials who make success possible.

“I urge you all to do the same, you will get knock downs and times where you feel like you aren’t going to succeed, but getting through these moments are the best parts of your career and lead to amazing things.”

Guest speaker Alex Danson MBE talked about her stellar hockey career which began at Alton Hockey Club and has continued all the way to an Olympic Bronze Medal at London 2012 and an Olympic Gold at Rio 2016.

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Opening doors for private landlords EHDC’s housing team is enlisting private landlords to take advantage of its Tenancy Bond Scheme. The Tenancy Bond Scheme is an alternative to the tenant deposit scheme. The bond, also known as the Bond Guarantee, is a written agreement between the landlord, the applicant and EHDC, in which, at the end of a tenancy, the council will be financially responsible for any losses through rent arrears or damage to the property caused by the applicant during the tenancy, up to an agreed amount within the bond.

The team is already working with 132 local landlords and 74 estate agents in the district, giving nearly 400 families access to private rented accommodation. This has saved the council thousands of pounds by avoiding placing people in emergency bed & breakfast accommodation, an expensive and short-term solution.

Find out more about the scheme at the Landlord Hub www.easthants.gov.uk/ landlord-hub or phone the team on 01730 234314.

Chipping in for dog safety Up to 70 per cent of dogs picked up by EHDC’s Animal Welfare officers are either not chipped or have chips with out-of-date information. Micro-chipping dogs became compulsory in April 2016 and the scheme has been a success, with 95 per cent of dogs nationally now chipped.

Once read with a special scanner the chips reveal a serial number which allows officers to call up the dog’s history, owners and current address on a database. However, dog owners have a responsibility to make sure the information kept on this database is up to date. Dogs with up-to-date micro-chips are more likely to be re-homed quickly and efficiently if lost or stray.

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Woodlands Hall – community succes s

The combined efforts of a closeknit community have turned around the fortunes of a muchloved village hall.

Woodlands Hall, in Headley Down, was in need of investment and some tender loving care when it was taken over by East Hampshire District Council in 2015.

Since that time, under the management of Community Officer Liz Panton, the building has been redecorated by volunteers, funding has been found, new groups have signed up and the local residents are involved.

Thanks to the work of residents and council staff an area of scrubland near the hall has been turned into a nature reserve clear of litter and attractive to wildlife.

The hall is also home to children’s groups, a youth club, pre-school, theatrical productions, archery classes, football skills, box fit, the Rural Area Play Project and much more.

Book the hall for your event or class - phone 01428 717231 or email liz.panton@easthants.gov.uk

Walking in the footsteps of writers The Writers’ Way is a 13-mile trail linking Alton to surrounding villages telling the story of the district’s rich literary past. The route, which is open to walkers, cyclists and horse-riders, passes through the breathtaking local countryside. Several famous authors were closely connected to the area. The novelist Jane Austen lived at Chawton and was very familiar with the surrounding countryside, taking regular walks with her family and

friends. This year is the 200th since her death, find out about the commemorations on Page 15. Gilbert White lived in Selborne. His detailed wildlife observations and fascination with nature transformed the way we think about the natural world today. William Cobbett was born in nearby Farnham to a farming family. A self-educated man, he campaigned for better living conditions for rural

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families and as research he undertook long rides on horseback through the countryside, as described in his book ‘Rural Rides’.

Been walking the Writers’ Way? Share your photos with us @EastHantsDC /EastHampshireDistrictCouncil


LIGHTING

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM FOR QUALITY DESIGNER LIGHTING Open 9:00am - 5:30pm Monday - Saturday • Tel: 01420 590510 • www.elsteadlighting.com Elstead Lighting Ltd, Elstead House, Mill Lane, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2QJ

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A to Z of council services All numbers 01730 unless otherwise stated

A

H

Abandoned vehicles................ 234295 Accidents in the workplace... 234360 Active lifestyles........................... 234067 Arts development......................234391

Health and safety at work...... 234360

B

Homecheck..................................234404

Benefits...........................................234175 Building control.......................... 234208 Business advice............................234165

C Car parks....................... 0300 555 0705 Cemeteries and burials............ 234285 Community planning................234015 Community Forums................. 234073 Community safety......................234167 Contaminated land....................234332 Countryside and biodiversity.... 234386 Council tax....................................234400

D Disabled toilet access............... 234307 Dogs and animals...................... 234360 Domestic violence.....................234344 Drains (private) blocked.......... 234390

E Elections........................................ 234350

F

Historic buildings........................234216 Home energy conservation... 234352 Home improvement loan........234313 Housing..........................................234415 Housing (affordable)................. 234346 Housing (empty homes).........234404 Housing (grants).........................234404 Housing (private sector)..........234404 Housing (Radian).......... 0300 123 1567

L Land and property (EHDC owned)............................234043 Land charges............................... 234262 Licensing (alcohol and entertainment)........................... 234389 Litter and dog waste bins ............................................0300 300 0013 Litter hotspots (environmental enforcement)................................234131

M Markets (Petersfield).....08438 869 550

P Partners magazine.................... 234030 Pest control.................................. 234360

Flooding........................................ 234295 Food and food premises complaints.................................... 234360 Fly-tipping......................0300 300 0013

Planning development............ 234246

G

(noise, water, air, land).............. 234360

Graffiti..............................0300 300 0013 Grants for community projects ...........................................................234391 Grass cutting and grounds maintenance..................0300 300 0013

Planning policy............................234102 Play equipment............0300 300 0013 Pollution Population statistics..................234102 Can’t find what you’re looking for? Go to www.easthants.gov.uk or call 01730 266551

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R Refuse and recycling collections ............................................0300 300 0013 Road sweeping.............0300 300 0013 Roadkill removal..........0300 300 0013

S Scrap metal and motor salvage ..........................................................234095 Sports and leisure centres Alton Sports Centre ........................................03330 050457 Mill Chase Leisure Centre ........................................03330 050458 Taro Leisure Centre ........................................03330 050473 Bohunt Centre, Community School...........................01428 724324 Horndean Technology College .......................................023 9259 4325 Sports development................ 234396 Street name plates.................... 234390 Street names and numbers...... 234057

T Taxi licences.................................234095 Toilets............................................. 234295 Tourist Information (Petersfield) .......................................................... 268829 Tourism marketing.....................234164 Transport........................................234013 Travel concessions (HCC) ............................................ 0300 555 1376 Trees (not woodlands)..............234214

V Vacancies...................................... 234047 Valuation and listing officer (HM Revenue and Customs) ............................................03000 501 501 Voluntary/community services (Community First HEH) ........................................... 0300 500 8085

W Waste reduction initiatives.........................0300 300 0013

Y Young people (recreation and entertainment)............................234107 Youth Council...............................234186


Your district councillors Below is a list of all East Hampshire district councillors by the ward areas they represent.

Alton Amery

Robert Saunders • Con 01420 82669 • robert.saunders@easthants.gov.uk

Alton Ashdell

Grayshott

Petersfield Causeway

Ferris Cowper • Con 01428 609858 • ferris.cowper@easthants.gov.uk

Ben Bentley • Con 07883 040977 • ben.bentley@easthants.gov.uk

Headley

Petersfield Heath

Richard Millard • Con 01420 489888 • richard.millard@easthants.gov.uk

Andrew Joy • Con 01420 85251 • andrew.joy@easthants.gov.uk

Anthony Williams • Con 01428 712809 • anthony.williams@easthants.gov.uk

Alton Eastbrooke

Holybourne and Froyle

Dean Phillips • Con 07981 395857 • dean.phillips@easthants.gov.uk

Alton Westbrooke

Edward Brandt • Con 01962 772393 • edward.brandt@easthants.gov.uk

Alton Whitedown

Graham Hill • Con 01420 86221 • graham.hill@easthants.gov.uk

Alton Wooteys

David Orme • Con 07958 531147 • david.orme@easthants.gov.uk

Binsted and Bentley

Glynis Watts • Con 01420 257240 • glynis.watts@easthants.gov.uk

Horndean, Catherington and Lovedean Sara Schillemore • Con 023 9278 7464 • sara.schillemore@easthants.gov.uk

Horndean Downs Guy Shepherd • Con 07973 739988 • guy.shepherd@easthants.gov.uk

Horndean, Hazleton and Blendworth

Ken Carter • Con 01420 22576 • ken.carter@easthants.gov.uk

Elaine Tickell • Con 023 9259 7909 • elaine.tickell@easthants.gov.uk

Bramshott and Liphook

Horndean Kings

Julie Butler • Con 01730 300751 • julie.butler@easthants.gov.uk

Petersfield Rother

Bob Ayer • Con 01730 266571 • bob.ayer@easthants.gov.uk

Petersfield St Mary’s

Nicky Noble • Con 01730 300856 • nicky.noble@easthants.gov.uk

Petersfield St Peter’s

James Abdey • Con 07446 847007 • james.abdey@easthants.gov.uk

Ropley and Tisted

Charles Louisson • Con 07563 649416 • charles.louisson@easthants.gov.uk

Rowlands Castle

Malcolm Johnson • Con 023 9241 2096 • malcolm.johnson@easthants.gov.uk

Selborne

David Ashcroft • Con 01420 511011 • david.ashcroft@easthants.gov.uk

The Hangers and Forest

Angela Glass • Con 01428 722375 • angela.glass@easthants.gov.uk Bill Mouland • Con 01428 727260 • bill.mouland@easthants.gov.uk Rebecca Standish • Con 07785 114954 • rebecca.standish@easthants.gov.uk

David Evans • Con 023 9259 1411 • david.evans@easthants.gov.uk

Clanfield and Finchdean

Yvonne Parker Smith • Con 01420 489974 yvonne.parker-smith@easthants.gov.uk

Whitehill Deadwater

Ken Moon • Con 023 9259 9602 • ken.moon@easthants.gov.uk Nigel Wren • Con 07831 855439 • nigel.wren@easthants.gov.uk

Liss

Whitehill Hogmoor

Downland

Tony Costigan • Con 01420 560280 • tony.costigan@easthants.gov.uk

East Meon

Robert Mocatta • Con 07768 613996 • robert.mocatta@easthants.gov.uk

Four Marks and Medstead

Deborah Brooks Jackson • Con 07484 167743 deborah.brooks.jackson@easthants.gov.uk Ingrid Thomas • Con 01420 561552 • ingrid.thomas@easthants.gov.uk

Froxfield and Steep

Nick Drew • Con 07920 086475 • nick.drew@easthants.gov.uk

Horndean Murray Lynn Evans • Con 023 9259 1411 • lynn.evans@easthants.gov.uk

Lindford

Mike Kendall • Con 01730 895659 • mike.kendall@easthants.gov.uk Laetitia Pienaar • Con 07874 750045 • laetitia.pienaar@easthants.gov.uk

Petersfield Bell Hill Thomas Spencer • Con 07912 053738 • thomas.spencer@easthants.gov.uk

Keith Budden • Con 01730 892480 • keith.budden@easthants.gov.uk

Whitehill Chase

Sally Pond • Con 01420 475245 • sally.pond@easthants.gov.uk Tony Muldoon • Con 01420 472064 • tony.muldoon@easthants.gov.uk Mervyn Smith • Con 01420 511206 • mervyn.smith@easthants.gov.uk

Whitehill Pinewood

Alan Waterhouse • Con 01420 477796 • alan.waterhouse@easthants.gov.uk

Whitehill Walldown

Adam Carew • Con 07717 364151 • adam.carew@easthants.gov.uk

Your Community Forum There are four Community Forums that discuss issues and approve grants affecting different areas of the district. They are: Alton and surrounding villages; Clanfield, Horndean and Rowlands Castle; Petersfield, Liss and surrounding villages; and Whitehill & Bordon, Liphook, Headley, Grayshott, Lindford and Greatham. Call 01730 234073 for more details.

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Profile for East Hampshire District Council

Partners 90 - Summer 2017  

Magazine for East Hampshire residents produced by East Hampshire District Council

Partners 90 - Summer 2017  

Magazine for East Hampshire residents produced by East Hampshire District Council

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