Community News and Information

Lindford completed its Village Appraisal in March 2002, and the Parish Council decided that we should build on this to produce a Parish Plan, setting out priorities for the village

On this page you can view:


·        Useful telephone numbers and local information

·        Lindford and environs community events

·        Local news

·        Whitehill/Bordon regeneration

·        Police and crime information




HCC consolidation order

(Posted 21.05.19) HCC has issued a Consolidation Order regarding local speed limits. This does not change the existing speed limits.


Local author published

(Posted 07.05.19) Local author Margaret Goldthorp has had her new book published called A Divided Heritage. It is a story of prejudice, tragedy and the barbarity of war.


Volunteers neede

(Posted 18.04.19) The HCC countryside rangers need more people to volunteer for conservation work on both Broxhead and Short Heath (Oakhanger) commons. See poster for details.


Café Church

(Posted 16.03.19) Lindford Methodist Church has issued a press release about their new initiative called Café Church.


Play rehearsals

(Posted 20.02.19) ChewBoy Productions are currently rehearsing their five-star, surreal comedy play EUAN at the Village Hall, following a sold out run in London last year. The one-hour play is all about 3 characters who have lost someone or something called Euan, and they need to find Euan, because they were supposed to be looking after Euan. And if their boss finds out, then she isn’t going to be happy. Which would all be well and good, if any of them knew what Euan was! The play will be performed at Lindford Village Hall on 20 July at 6.30pm (see poster for booking details) and in Guildford on Sunday 14 July at the Star Inn. It was performed at the Brighton Fringe last month and won an award there as winner of the IYAF (International Youth Arts Festival) Best of Brighton Fringe award for Theatre. The company is  also heading to Edinburgh Fringe Festival (venue tbc). 

Bus changes

(Posted 13.02.19) You may have heard that there are some changes to buses in the area from 17 February 2019. The 18 will no longer come through Lindford but will only run between Aldershot and Whitehill. There will be a new service, the 23, from Basingstoke to Haslemere which will run only every two hours. The 13 service will have a revised timetable, with some weekday journeys extended from Liphook to Haslemere approximately every two hours but not coming to Lindford. See the 23 timetable and the new 13 timetable for further information.


Flying drones

(Posted 03.09.18) When flying drones in public places, please note that there is a drone code.


Neighbourhood Watch

(Posted 11.02.19) Through a Lindford Neighbourhood Watch scheme, interesting information has been received about visibility of house names and numbers, courier scams and when to use 101 and 999.




A new way to contact your council

(Posted 11.06.19) Residents will soon be able to contact East Hampshire District Council easier than ever before, thanks to an online customer system, which will allow people to check Council Tax payments, report issues and find out what they need, when they need it. Residents can already set up their own My EHDC accounts which can be used to access various services, such as reporting abandoned vehicles.

This year the system will be enhanced to widen the scope of services residents can access 24/7. During 2019, Council Tax payers will be able to access their secure account on-line, check what they owe, see when the next payment is due or set up a Direct Debit. Customers claiming Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support will be able to view their claim and check payments. Landlords whose tenants receive Housing Benefit will be able to check payment information. Later this year, customers who wish to buy a service or report a problem with services such as garden waste or refuse will be able to do this through their My EHDC account. They will also be able to report problems with their refuse collection via a 24/7 telephone line.

Cllr Nick Drew, EHDC Portfolio Holder for Governance and Legal, said: “By investing in technology, we have the potential to move more than 60 per cent of our telephone calls to a more convenient and flexible way for customers to contact us. By encouraging people to use other channels, we can spend more time with our more vulnerable residents who need a greater level of support.”

Customers can create a MY EHDC account right now at


Community groups bid for developer contributions

(Posted 03.06.19) Community groups in East Hampshire can apply to receive developers’ contributions to support their project. Every time a new home is built in the district the developer pays money towards improving the infrastructure of the surrounding area. Around £2 million is currently available across the district for community projects. East Hampshire District Council has changed the way applications can be made for developer contributions. Parish and town councils, community groups and local organisations now have a two-month window to apply for the money, from June 3 to July 31. Developer contributions, sometimes called Section 106 money, after the legal agreement that secures the deal, can be used for community facilities, sport and leisure, open space or play areas.

Cllr Julie Butler, Deputy Leader, Welfare and Community Integration Portfolio, said: “As part of the planning process developers are obliged to put some money towards local facilities. This money can be allocated to a number of different uses and must be used in the area the homes were built. We have changed the way local organisations can apply for this money and would like them to come to us with their projects over the next two months. Once we have the applications in we can allocate this funding to the best local projects.”

For more information go to


RAPP+ launches after school clubs

(Posted 13.05.19) East Hampshire District Council’s Rural Areas Play Project (RAPP) is expanding with the launch of new after school sessions. RAPP promotes interactive and fun children’s activities around the district. Operating across the majority of holidays and half-terms, the service has proved its success with local children and young people for more than a decade. Now it is launching RAPP+, providing two new after-school sessions in the district. On Mondays, RAPP+ will be running the Food Academy, funded by Radian, at Café 1759, in Whitehill & Bordon, teaching children culinary skills. Held during term time, this is an after-school club that is foody fun for all! Young people aged eight and older can learn how to cook a meal from scratch and develop nutritional knowledge in a fun and informative way. They will also have the added bonus of enjoying some physical activity while their dinner is cooking!

The second opportunity is a RAPP+ Out of School Club which will run at Selborne C of E Primary School on Wednesdays and Thursdays, after school, during term time. The RAPP+ team will be offering support to working parents, allowing that bit of extra time at the end of the day for the children to enjoy craft and sporting activities while being supported and entertained.

Lisa Clements, EHDC Play Development Officer, said: “We are very pleased to be working in two new partnerships with Selborne Primary School and Radian to launch RAPP+ and our first ever RAPP+ Out of School Club. RAPP has been a very successful service for 13 years and now RAPP+ will also give residents of East Hampshire after school activities during term time.”

RAPP+ can also offer bespoke quotes for events, parties, weddings and more. For more information please contact Lisa Clements, Play Development Officer, on 01730 234384 or


Dementia Festival

(Posted 01.05.19) The first East Hampshire Dementia Festival is to be held on Saturday 24 May from 10am to 3.30pm at the Festival Hall, Petersfield. It is a fres, drop-in event.


Forest Centre Youth Project

(Posted 06.04.19) A youth project has been started at The Forest Community Centre. You can see the aims and objectives and meet the team involved. Also offered is an outreach service for young people who are unable to get into the centre.


EHDC community grants

(Posted 28/03/19) East Hampshire District Council is committed to supporting community groups within the district by giving out grants. The guidance notes and application form for the new Supporting Communities Fund are now available to view on our website: These grants will help community groups, either by providing a three-year funding agreement to supplement ongoing costs or by providing up to £25,000 for a one-off project. Please note the application window opens on Monday 1st April and closes on Friday 31st May.


Bin collection problems

Due to unprecedented problems with collection vehicle breakdowns and staff shortages, many residential waste collections in East Hampshire (rubbish, recycling, garden waste and glass, including bring sites) are currently running behind by up to three days. Residents are advised to put their bins out by 7am on their usual collection day and leave them in position until they are collected. 

Claire Hughes, Head of Strategic Commissioning at East Hampshire District Council said: “I would like to apologise for the poor service that East Hampshire residents are experiencing from our waste contractor, Biffa. “The council is working with Biffa and is using all of the mechanisms in the contract to ensure Biffa addresses these issues as swiftly as possible. “Residents should rest assured that their bins will be collected, and we appreciate their patience in this matter.”

If your bin is not collected within three days of your normal collection day, please go to and report it online. Alternatively, you can call 0300 300 0013.


Councillor grants

(Posted 21/03/19) Projects across Lindford and Whitehill & Bordon have been given a crucial cash boost thanks to one local councillor. Scout groups, charities, theatres and parish councils have received grant funding from Cllr Yvonne Parker-Smith, East Hampshire District Councillor for Lindford. Each year every councillor is given £4,500 to distribute among local causes through the Councillor Grant Scheme. Grants can range between £250 and-£1,000 for projects that provide benefits to the community. In total, Cllr Parker-Smith gave grants to 12 local groups. She said: “The Councillor Community Grants scheme gives local councillors the power to support the local groups and organisations that are working for the benefit of our communities. Councillors are in a great position to know what’s going on in their local area and they can make sure the money is put to the best use. If you have a project you need financial support for, get in touch with your local councillor and apply for a Councillor Community Grant.” On receiving applications councillors will make an initial assessment of the merits of the scheme and, subject to the application meeting certain criteria, will then decide whether to approve funding.

Over the last 12 months Councillor Parker-Smith has approved the following grants:

£250: 1st Bordon (Garrison) Scout Group, new equipment
£500: Badgerswood Surgery, a FENO machine
£250: Artscape, arts and music workshop
£350: Lindford Ladies, new materials and guest speakers
£500: Furniture Helpline, servicing heating system
£200: Lindford Parish Council, event to thank volunteers
£500: Lindford Parish Council, promote Lindford Village Hall
£500: Lindford Parish Council, 12 solar-powered Christmas trees
£500: Phoenix Theatre, arts for all
£300: Lindford Pop In, games and a raffle
£300: Lindford Parish Council, CCTV
£374: Lindford Parish Council, maple tree

Find out more about Councillor Community Grants at


Superfast Broadband

(Posted 27.02.19) Hampshire County Council is rolling out superfast broadband across the region. It enables people to get internet speeds of 24megabits per second or more, making streaming TV, working from home, online banking and shopping, and gaming a lot easier, to name just some of the benefits. To find out if you are included in the rollout you can use this postcode checker on the Hampshire Superfast Broadband website and register to be told when it is available in your area at:



(Posted 20.02.19) A flyer from Hampshire County Council gives some guidance about managing waste and what to do regarding a waste carrier when arranging waste disposal.


Council Tax frozen

(Posted 13.02.19) East Hampshire District Council's share of Council Tax has been frozen and £1.5 million has been put aside to help the community.


Keep warm this winter

Posted 05.11.18) Residents of Whitehill & Bordon and Lindford can keep warm this winter with the latest energy-saving improvements thanks to an interest-free loan from East Hampshire District Council. The Council has government funds ready for those looking to install home energy improvements such as insulation, a new boiler, double or triple glazed windows or solar panels. The loan scheme, called Cosy, is available for home improvement works that minimise energy use and reduce carbon emissions - and residents can apply for any amount up to £7,000. Making your home energy-efficient can help save a lot of money. According to, if you are living in a semi-detached house, replacing an old boiler can save you up to £200 a year in heating bills, while heating bills can also be reduced by up to £245 a year with solid wall insulation and £145 a year with cavity wall insulation. Visit the Energy Saving Trust’s website to see how much you could save! Cllr Ferris Cowper, Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “The Cosy loan is fantastic. It allows residents to get a rare interest-free loan that will help them live more comfortably and save money in the future. It’s quick and easy to apply for and will be installed in your home within six months! So, what’s stopping you? Don’t leave it too late!” If you are a resident or private landlord in Whitehill & Bordon or Lindford and are interested in the scheme, visit and register your interest quickly using the registration form as the loans are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, you can call the Cosy team on 01730 234 317.


River Wey Trust

(Posted 28.06 18) The River Wey Trust has produced its latest newsletter.


Community First

(Posted 06.03.18) Community First East Hampshire exists to strengthen the voluntary sector in the district by offering training, general organisational support and help with volunteer recruitment and management. The latest newsletter contains lots of interesting information and news for groups involved in the local community in East Hampshire. It contains links to some very useful websites. Community First has also produced a newsletter of community news in the Whitehill and Bordon area.

Community First is looking for volunteer drivers to help transport passengers with support needs to activities such as lunch clubs and social activities across East Hampshire including Liphook, Liss and surrounding areas. For further details, please call the team on 01420 475759 or email


PPG newsletter

(Posted 06.04.19) The April newsletter of the Patient Participation Group of Badgerswood and Forest Surgeries is now available. The AGM will be held on 7 May at 7.30pm at Lindford Village Hall. This is an open meeting so friends and relatives are also welcome. Our speaker is Nick Broughton, CEO of Southern Health Foundation Trust - an excellent speaker.


Woodland Trust newsletter

(Posted 08.10.18) The Woodland Trust has produced an Autumn newsletter.





(Posted 07.02.19) EHDC has released an update on the progress of the regeneration town.



(Posted 18.12.18) The Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company has produced a newsletter which can be viewed here.




Fake TalkTalk emails
Action Fraud has received over 100 reports this week about fake emails purporting to be from TalkTalk. They state that the recipient’s TalkTalk account is in credit and that they’re owed a refund. The links in the emails lead to malicious websites. Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.

NFU and Crimestoppers initiative

(Posted 08.08.18) The National Farmers' Union has launched a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers. For more details:









Headley Parish Church
Headley Parish Church
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Royal Exchange
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Village entrance