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Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green Parish Council serving the villages of Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green in Hampshire.



MARCH 2021 – Neighbourhood plan

Please see the link above named ‘Neighbourhood Plan” at the top of this website, covering all aspects of our Neighbourhood plan activity.

If you would like to be more involved then click HERE to sign up, however, if you would just like to be kept informed of the progress, then please email N.Plan.ESBG@gmail.com


FEBRUARY 2021 – Traffic and speeding problems in the Parish

The traffic problems, particularly speeding, within the parish are regularly brought to the council’s attention. We are therefore conducting a survey to gather the views of residents about these issues, with a view to acting where we are able.

Please click the following link to complete the questionnaire - traffic and speeding survey. If you would like a paper copy of the questionnaire, then please call the Clerk on 07884 432964


FEBRUARY 2021 - A Message from Hampshire’s Local Tracing Service for Covid-19

The Local Tracing Service for Hampshire has now gone live. The Local Tracing Service is supporting NHS Test and Trace by contacting people who have tested positive for coronavirus in our area. More information at https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus/test-and-trace#step-2

Please remember:

·        Everyone must follow self-isolation rules and book a test if symptomatic.

·        It is really important to provide full and accurate details of contacts in order to support successful tracing.

·        The Local Tracing Service phone number is 01962 826982  - it is important that you accept a call from this number.

·        Don’t call this number it is needed for tracing people with coronavirus.



 FEBRUARY 2012 - Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Survey on Community Facilities

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council need the opinion of local users of community facilities to enable them to plan the borough’s future approach to open space, sport and recreation which they believe is key to supporting healthy communities across the borough as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey also considers how well community buildings are serving community needs operating now and how this can be improved in the future, accounting for factors such as growth in the borough.

The survey is open until Sunday 7 March.

To take part, follow: https://basingstoke-and-deane-community-buildings-user-survey-luc.hub.arcgis.com/


FEBRUARY 2021 - please see the following link to information regarding Every Mind Matters: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

 JANUARY 2021 The summary of responses to The Bishops Green Development Consultation meeting, which took place in December, regarding the proposed 400 house development in Bishops Green, are available to read on the News page. Please take the time to have a look. 


       DECEMBER 2020 Catesby Estate – 400 home proposal

A public meeting was held on 14th December to assess the reaction from residents to the proposal by Catesby Estates of a 400 home development in Bishops Green.

The strength of feeling against this proposal has been overwhelming. None of the members of the public who spoke at the Zoom meeting was in favour. The consensus of the questionnaire responses so far is almost totally against such a development.

Reasons for the objections are many and varied and include:

         Environmental impact (flooding, pollution, emissions, and carbon neutral

         Traffic management (road layout and safety, access to the heavily trafficked A339, inadequate bridge).

          Education capacity

                         Access to medical and dental services

                Infrastructure capacity (water, electricity, sewage, gas, refuse and recycling, telephone, and broadband services)

                       Inadequate facilities (shops, pharmacy, pub etc).

                The development size caused much concern as it would completely change the character of the area.

If you have any comments please email the clerk on clerk@ecchinswell-pc.gov.uk.


         Telephone number 0333 370 4000     

         Lines are open Mondays to Thursdays 9am to 5pm, and Fridays 9am-4.30pm. 

         Information, advice and relevant services to support you with a range of issues, including:

         •  Where to find help in your community 
         •  Debt and money worries 
         •  Mental health support 
         •  Domestic abuse 
         •  Bereavement 
         •  Problems with drug and alcohol misuse 
         •  Volunteering

         For full details and links to local and national charities continuing to provide support on issues such as mental health, loneliness and domestic abuse during

         this period, please refer to the news page.


      NOVEMBER 20 - CORONAVIRUS - for help within the community for residents shielding or vulnerable, please call the clerk on 07884 432964 


Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.

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