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B4640 / NEWTOWN STRAIGHT 

We have reported the condition of the road surface to Hampshire Highways.  We encourage members of the public to also report road issues here

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS     

The next parish council meeting is on 7th July 2022 at 7pm at Newtown Village Hall. Members of the public are invited and welcome to attend.  The agenda will be published here three days before the meeting.

COMMON MANAGEMENT UPDATE 

A copy of the Common Management Committee update (March 22) can be found here

STAY IN TOUCH

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THE VILLAGE HALL

The parking space for the village hall is limited and inconvenient for the nearby residents. A proposal is being pursued to create a new parking area alongside the access track from the c45, as well as improvements to the track itself, which is in a poor state. We are delighted to have received grants from Greenham Trust, Hampshire County Council and The Peter Baker Foundation which will supplement the monies from the Village Hall and the Parish Council which has enabled us to commence this project in March 2022. 

POLICING UPDATES

A copy of the November 2020 Basingstoke Police Newsletter can be found here. A copy of the Autumn Rural Times newsletter from Hampshire Constabulary can be found here.  A copy of the crime prevention bulletin for November 2020 can be found here. 

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

Newtown Parish Council have applied for an exemption from the Website Accessibility Regulations on the grounds of disproportionate burden. 

FLY-TIPPING

Fly tipping incidents are easily reported by using Basingstoke and Deane's "Report fly-tipping" page www.basingstoke.gov.uk/flytipping. If you are reporting fly-tipping please also let the parish council know. Residents are asked to note that not even green or biodegradable waste should be deposited on the common. 

HAMPSHIRE SUPERFAST BROADBAND PROGRAMME 

Hampshire County Council is providing additional funding for residents in rural Hampshire so they can get access to fast, reliable broadband services.  To see if you're eligible, please see here.

 COMMON MANAGEMENT - TREE RESPONSIBILITY

At a meeting with BDBC and HCC it was agreed that one or other of these authorities would be responsible for fallen trees on the common. HCC is undertaking a tree survey to assess the scale of any possible problems in the future. The PC representatives underlined the inability of the PC to hold this responsibility as it is without assets, expertise or budget. If you have any concerns about trees on Newtown Common, please contact the clerk, who will report any issues to HCC.