Village News & Events:

Temporary traffic lights on A287 Upper Hale and Odiham Road

SE Water have advised that there will be temporary traffic lights along the A287 Upper Hale Road and Odiham Road, Farnham when they install a new 842 metre pipeline from Monday 23 July. Construction will be carried out along Upper Hale Road from the junction with Old Park Lane to just past Trinity Hill and is due to be completed early next  year.  Further details are available on their website.

Water Saving Tips from SE Water


As the heat increases, so does the amount of water we all use. To cope with this, South East Water is producing an extra 100 million litres a day across its supply area – the equivalent of 40 Olympic swimming pools of water.

High demand for water is often caused by garden watering – on a normal day it makes up six per cent of water use in the home, but on hot days this can soar to 70 per cent, mainly due to garden sprinklers which use as much water in an hour as a family of six uses in a day.

During this period of high demand some people may experience lower than normal pressures during times of high demand such as breakfast and dinner time so everyone is being asked to reduce garden water use during these times to try to make sure there is enough water for everyone.

Being water savvy in the sunshine will help ease pressure on the company’s extensive network of 9,000 miles of pipes, pumping stations and treatment works which are working at full pelt around the clock to keep taps running.

Despite the recent dry spell, reservoir and ground water levels are as expected for this time of year.

Saving water means saving money too and top tips and free water saving devices can be found at:


Affordable Housing Consultation Event

OPC in partnership with Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing, whose members include Hart DC, Hastoe Group and the Rural Housing Enablers at Action Hampshire are arranging an affordable housing consultation event on Wednesday 11 July, 3.30-7pm in North Warnborough Village Hall.  The proposal is to provide 12 homes on land adjacent to Rough’s Cottage, North Warnborough.

Hart Local Plan – Strategy and Sites 2016-2032

Submission to the Secretary of State of the Hart Local Plan: Strategy and Sites 2016-2032

On Monday 18 June 2018, Hart DC submitted the Local Plan: Strategy and Sites 2016-2032 to the Secretary of State. This stage of plan making is known as the Submission stage, under Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

Information about the forthcoming examination and the various supporting documents are on the Council’s website at: 

The following documents are available in hard copy at Hart District Council, Civic Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4AE (Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm):

  1. Proposed Submission Version Local Plan
  2. Proposed Changes to the Adopted Policies Map
  3. Sustainability Appraisal 2018
  4. Sustainability Appraisal Non-Technical Summary 2018
  5. Consultation Statement
  6. Summary of the Responses received to the Regulation 18 Local Plan, and the Council’s Response
  7. Proposed Modifications to the Proposed Submission Hart Local Plan

The above documents are also available in hard copy at local libraries and all Town and Parish Council offices within Hart as detailed below:

Opening hours for local libraries and Town and Parish offices
Fleet library Mon – Fri  9.30am – 6pm

Sat  9.30am – 5pm

Odiham library Mon, Tue, Thu  2pm – 5pm

Wed, Fri, Sat  9.30am – 12.30pm

Yateley library Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri   9.30am – 5pm

Sat  10am – 1pm

Blackwater and Hawley Town Council Mon – Fri  9am – 5pm
Church Crookham Parish Council Mon – Fri  9am – 1pm
Elvetham Heath Parish Council Mon – Fri  9am – 1pm
Fleet Town Council Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat  9am – 3pm

Wed, Thu  9am – 5pm

Hartley Wintney Parish Council Mon – Fri  9am – 1pm
Hook Parish Council Mon – Fri  9am – 12 noon
Odiham Parish Council Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri  10am – 2pm
Yateley Town Council Mon – Fri  9am – 4pm

If you have any questions email or call 01252 774118.



Hampshire CC Public Consultation

As part of the agreed Transformation to 2019 programme Hampshire CC launched a public consultation in relation to street lighting, supported passenger transport services and the concessionary travel scheme. This more detailed consultation follows on from the main Serving Hampshire – Balancing the Budget consultation carried out last year and seeks views from interested parties and the wider public on the opinions for delivering the planned savings in respect of the services mentioned above. The consultation closes at midnight on 5 August 2018. Please see Hampshire CC Public Consultation poster.

Transport of a Chinook on a low-loader 26 June 2018

On Tuesday 26 June, RAF Odiham will be transporting another Chinook helicopter on a low-loader through the High Street due to the traffic lights/road works on Dunleys Hill. Police and RAF Police will be assisting with this between 9am and 10am. Please be patient, enjoy the spectacle, and observe the No Parking cones along the road, they are there for a reason.