Village News & Events:

Report from PC Franks at OPC’s recent meeting

PC Franks had sent an email report to clerk which was read out to the meeting. He advised that Hampshire Constabulary are aware of, and continue to work with staff at the children’s home known as the Mead. They have regular contact and meetings to address any concerns that are raised.

He asked for information from the community to let the police know what is happening in the area which ensures that they are intelligence led to allow them to respond, deter and convict, attending accordingly to matters which are affecting residents the most.

He advised that contact should be via Hampshire Constabulary via 101 (or 999 if deemed appropriate) and not by individual reports commenting via social media sites.

If asked that if anyone has any concerns which they would like to address regarding the police response (or perceived lack of or matters which involve staff / residents at this facility, please contact him via 101 or email him at:

Parking Covenant at Palace Gate

At Monday’s full council meeting, OPC was asked by Hart DC to consider the covenant at Palace Gate behind the Cross Barn that currently provides free weekend parking.  Full details are available here.  Given that this covenant is under discussion between Hart DC and the land owner, making it commercially sensitive, OPC was asked to consider the value and alternatives under a confidential agenda item.  OPC is well aware that parking is an important consideration for the Cross Barn, but also that additional parking in the village is consistently raised as important issues by residents and businesses.

Whilst discussions progress between Hart DC and the land owner, OPC has asked Hart DC to properly promote this parking and will keep you informed.

Fleet Carers Hub

Will be meeting 10am-2pm on 18 September, 16 October, 20 November, 15 January 2018, 19 February, 19 March at The Function Room, The Harlington, 236 Fleet Road, Fleet. GU51 4BY.  For further information email