Greywell Village Hampshire

Greywell Parish Councillors Responsibilities

Responsibilities

The Parish Council provides a range of services to residents as well as monitoring the services provided by Hart District Council and Hampshire County Council. The services provided by the Parish Council are:

  • Maintenance of the Village Public Open Spaces
  • The War Memorial
  • Telephone Box/Village Defibrillator
  • Planning Consultation
  • Annual Newsletter
  • Highways and Public Rights of Way
  • Land Holdings and Assets

Maintenance of the Village Public Open Spaces

The Parish Council organises maintenance of the public open spaces in the village primarily through twice yearly and well supported Village Clean-up events where resident volunteers work in teams to clear overgrowth and tidy verges through-out the village. The hard work of the volunteers is much appreciated but the “Clean-ups” are also social events and traditionally end with a barbecue.

The Parish Council is a member Hampshire County Council Parish Lengthsman Scheme which provides funding for village upkeep tasks including highway ditch clearance, road-sign cleaning, grass and hedge cutting and minor repairs.

The Parish Council also organises and contributes to other maintenance works on an “as-required” basis. This has in recent years included major projects to enhance the footpaths and area of the village. These include improvements to the boardwalk footpath between the Church and Greywell Mill alongside the beautiful River Whitewater and a biodiversity project to clear and replant the neglected area between the bridge and Old Post House on Deptford Lane.

Other works have also ranged from the replacement of stiles with kissing gates, pollarding of a potentially hazardous tree to correcting a leaning post box.

The War Memorial

The Parish Council has the responsibility for the care of the village war memorial. This is a new stone war memorial and was installed outside the village hall during events held in 2015 to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

A further tribute to the five Greywell Fallen from WW1 is located inside the village and is made from five Tower of London Poppies mounted in a glass case and surrounded by the stories of the five men.

For further information about the WW1 Commemoration see here.

Telephone Box/Village Defibrillator and VETS

The Parish Council has installed a defibrillator in the old village telephone box using a scheme run by Scottish and Southern Electric and the Community Heartbeat Trust.

Planning Consultation

The Parish Council is a statutory consultee for planning applications in the parish. However, the decision on whether to grant or refuse permission is made by the Planning Authority, which for most applications is Hart District Council.

The Parish Council follows a planning applications protocol which recognises that its members are representatives, not delegates, of the residents of Greywell and the Council seeks to treat each application which it reviews fairly, consistently and transparently.

Information on planning applications can be found on the planning pages of Hart District Council website.

Annual Newsletter


Highways and Public Rights of Way

The condition of local highways and Rights of Way is routinely reviewed at Parish Council meetings.

Hampshire County Council is the local authority responsible for highways.

Public Transport

The parish has no bus service.

 

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