INFORMATION

Plant & Cake Sale

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Canine Confessions

Watch Canine Confessions

Dog Excrement

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Christmas & New Year 2016/17 Waste & Recycling

Normal collection day Will be collected on

Friday 23 December 2016 Normal collection

Monday 26 December 2016 Tuesday 27 December 2016

Tuesday 27 December 2017 Wednesday 28 December 2016

Wednesday 28 December 2016 Thursday 29 December 2016

Thursday 29 December 2016 Friday 30 December 2016

Friday 30 December 2016 Saturday 31 December 2016

Monday 2 January 2017 Tuesday 3 January 2017

Tuesday 3rJanuary 2017 Wednesday 4 January 2017

Wednesday 4 January 2017 Thursday 5 January 2017

Thursday 5 January 2017 Friday 6 January 2017

Friday 6 January 2017 Saturday 7 January 2017

Monday 9 January 2017 Normal collection

Don’t forget!

Garden Waste will be suspended over Christmas and New Year so that resources can be used to assist the refuse vehicles during this busy period therefore there will be no garden waste collected after 23rd December 2016 and will recommence on 09 January 2017 on your normal collection day.

This year we can collect your real Christmas tree. Please remove from the pot and strip your tree of all decorations and tinsel. Place the tree by your garden waste sack on your first scheduled garden waste collection day from week commencing 09th/16th January 2017.

Please take glass to your nearest bottle bank

If you have a clear out of any old or new clothing please take items to one of blue textile banks

Please don’t put wrapping paper in the recycling bin. Wrapping paper is not suitable for recycling because it does not always contain much paper and is often layered with foil and plastic which cannot be recycled. Wrapping paper can be disposed of in your household waste bin.This year we can collect your real Christmas tree. Please remove from the pot and strip your tree of all decorations and tinsel. Place the tree by your garden waste sack on your first scheduled garden waste collection day from week commencing 09th/16th January 2017.

Please take glass to your nearest bottle bank

If you have a clear out of any old or new clothing please take items to one of blue textile banks

Please don’t put wrapping paper in the recycling bin. Wrapping paper is not suitable for recycling because it does not always contain much paper and is often layered with foil and plastic which cannot be recycled. Wrapping paper can be disposed of in your household waste bin.

 

 

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Tennis Club Now Open

Last Sunday’s Grand Opening of the new  tennis court on Meonstoke Recreation Ground was very successful.
Mince pies were eaten, mulled wine drunk, and the frost just about disappeared for our ‘mini’ members to play with the new mini tennis sets –  even some older players managed a few passes across the net!
If you, or any one you know, would be interested in playing or just helping to support this community tennis court please contact through the website  – www.meonstoketennisclub.com, or phone the Tennis Court Secretary, Kate Cook on 01489 877050

Resurection of Lay-By

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FOOTPATH NO 25

The above numbered footpath which is from Shavards Lane to junction with Exton FOOTPATH 1 at parish boundary is closed for works in connection with path surface improvements for approximately 5 days or until work is completed.

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Tennis Club

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ANYONE FOR TENNIS?

The long-awaited tennis court at Meonstoke Recreation Ground is nearing completion, and we hope to have the tennis court ready for play in the next few weeks.

The tennis court will be a wonderful addition to the Recreation Ground which already boasts a playground, skateboard area, and gym equipment, and is sited at the far corner of the ground, with easy access for all.

The Meonstoke Tennis Club is a new, not for profit club, and we welcome anyone who lives in our local Meon Valley villages. If you or your family are keen on tennis, or wish to learn, why not consider taking out membership.

To provide the ongoing costs of the court, yet hopefully be affordable to all our residents, the subscription will be £25 per family per year.

Details of how to join will be available shortly on the link from the parish website or directly to:  www.meonstoketennisclub.com

Apart from the social aspects of the game, there are enormous health benefits to playing a game of tennis, and it is a great game that all the family can get into. There are no age restrictions, and the Club is particularly keen to encourage younger members to play.  We are hoping to arrange tennis lessons, including Mini Tennis for the under 8s and family-friendly sessions for Members in the very near future.

We hope to keep you posted with an update of events that we have planned over the forthcoming year.

Tennis Court

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Work is well underway to build a new community tennis court in the corner of the Recreation Ground in Meonstoke.

Community Bus

Community Bus

Hampshire County Council Consultation & District Response

Consultation

District Council Response

Mobile Libraries

The mobile library service which visited Exton, Meonstoke and Droxford no longer exists, it’s last visit was on 7 June 2016.

Councillors – Uper Meon Valley

County Councillor Roger Huxstep

City Councillor Laurence Ruffell, Conservative
City Councillor Amber Thacker, Conservative

Drop In Coffee Morning

Drop in Coffee Morning 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month for a chat and a cake from10:00am – 12noon at St Andrews Church, all are welcome!

Footpaths

Please see below an email received from David Street, if anyone would like to contact him or Hampshire County Council Rights of Way regarding footpaths needing attention, please see details below.

I am writing to you initially so that the parish council is aware of my approach. although I note from your website that Rowena Hyder is responsible for the MVT and footpaths.

I am a committee member of the Waltham Ramblers Group of the Ramblers

Association. Ramblers Groups are allocated a number of parishes to “look after”. That means that we have a footpath warden for the parish – a very pleasant task that I have undertaken for the past 3 years for

Corhampton and Meonstoke. We carry out an audit for Hampshire County

Council Countryside Service of all RoWs in the parish about every 5

years. This provides HCC with a detailed report about the state of each RoW.

In addition, I check all RoWs at least twice a year and report any defects to the Countryside Service. I can put up waymarks where there is somewhere to put them. The Countryside Service needs to install posts at present. In the past the Countryside Service has been quite responsive but, with cuts in staff and budgets, the service is bound to become worse. With that in mind, Waltham Ramblers has recently set up a group of volunteers who can replace stiles with gates and assist with vegetation clearance on paths which the Countryside Service do not clear.

We are also contacting all parish councils with a view to working with

them in order to pool resources and organise self-help groups.

We would like local people to be our eyes on the ground and report any problems they see, either to me or to the Countryside Service direct. We would like local people to help to keep their RoWs in good order by supplementing what the Countryside Service and our Group can offer.

contact details are: David Street 01489 896331

More details here

 

Community Bus Timetable 2016

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Meon Valley bus timetables

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Our regular village bus service, No 17, has now been reduced to operate only two journeys to Bishops Waltham and Petersfield on Wednesdays only.

The Meon Valley Community Bus continues to provide a vital service running shopping trips to Fareham, Winchester, Petersfield and Waterlooville. Timetable here

Litter

How can I report a problem with litter? If you have a problem with litter email environment@winchester.gov.uk or alternatively ring 01962 840222

Meonstoke playgrounds – incident reporting

If you see something that is potentially unsafe or needs attention in the playground or on the recreation ground then please notify the Clerk by e-mail clerk@candm-pc.gov.uk

 

Highway maintenance issues

All issues, including pot holes, drainage problems, overgrown hedges & verges, damaged signs or worn carriageway lining, should be reported using HCC’s website – www.hants.gov.uk/roads or by phoning Highways on 0300 555 1388
Does your property have riverside frontage?

Does your property have riverside frontage?

To see details of ‘Living on the edge – a guide to your rights and responsibilities of riverside ownership please visit the Environment Agency website – www.environment-agency.gov.uk

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