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




Yoga class

(Posted 05.12.17) A new Yoga class is starting in January at Broxhead Pavilion.


Grayshott Cricket Club

(Posted 16.11.17) Grayshott Cricket Club (which also runs the Cricket Club in Lindford) is looking for new members.


Headley Lodge Ladies Festival

(Posted 08.11.17) Jackie and Julian Taylor-Green will be hosting the Headley Lodge Ladies Festival in Arundel on 8 and 9 June 2018 to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Holme C of E Primary School.. Click here for booking form.


Loan scheme for new boiler

(Posted 23.10.17) A council-led scheme is offering residents of Whitehill, Bordon and Lindford an interest-free loan to improve the energy efficiency of their home. The Eligibility criteria:

·        Residents of Whitehill, Bordon and Lindford (GU35 residents)

·        Homeowners or private tenants (with landlord’s agreement)

·        Residents in receipt of certain eligible benefits, additional financial support might be available.

Loan details:

·        Interest-free loan

·        Installation of one (1) home energy improvement only

·        £7,000 maximum towards the cost of the installation.

Payment requirement and process

·        Repayment over 5 years

·        Equity of at least £20,000 equity + the costs of the installation (ie £20,000 equity + £7,000 worth of installation = £27,000 equity is required).

·        Loan attached to property by a Land Charge (cost around £50 to be paid to Land Registry).


Golden mile in a healthy town

(Posted 23.10.17) Bordon Infant School pupils are going to spend more of their time being active after signing up to a county-wide scheme that encourages youngsters to spend more time walking, jogging and running. Set up this Spring, the Golden Mile aims to increase the amount of time each day pupils from Hampshire and Isle of Wight are active. It encourages pupils to walk, skip, hop, jog or run around a measured distance - the Golden Mile track - within the safety of the school grounds. The initiative is coordinated by Energise Me (county sports partnership for Hampshire and IOW), with support from East Hampshire District Council’s Healthy New Town Programme, to ensure the children of Whitehill & Bordon are active. The Golden Mile is a safe, simple and measurable physical activity initiative accessible to all pupils regardless of age or ability. Any infant, junior, primary or special school can sign up. By participating in the project, schools will not only provide their pupils with greater access to physical activity but they will also see the wider gains of regular activity with improved health benefits, improved classroom behaviour and concentration levels. The Golden Mile is free to all schools that sign up with Energise Me. Schools are required to send a named coordinator to a training session to get started.  It is simple to implement into the school day and the Golden Mile Monitors (pupils) run the initiative within the school. Cllr Ferris Cowper, Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said:

“The Golden Mile is another great scheme that is being introduced in Whitehill & Bordon to make sure children are keeping active. We would ideally like to see all schools in Whitehill & Bordon sign up to the project as they are all part of a Healthy New Town so it is important they get involved in these schemes and ensure their pupils are doing a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise per day. EHDC is delighted to support schemes like this one. We are extremely pleased to see that Bordon Infant School has signed up and look forward to seeing it being implemented very soon.”

For more information on the Golden Mile and to sign up, please email: or visit:


Park and Stride

(Posted 16.10.17) A new project that encourages youngsters to walk to school has been introduced in Whitehill & Bordon as part of the Healthy New Town programme. The My Journey ‘Park and Stride’ scheme, coordinated by Hampshire County Council with support from the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company and East Hampshire District Council’s Healthy New Town programme, encourages parents and students of Bordon Infant and Junior Schools to either walk to school from their homes or park in one of the four designated car parks and walk from there. Park and Stride is being implemented in Whitehill & Bordon to encourage healthy and active lifestyles. Walking to school is great for boosting brain power, becoming street savvy, enjoying quality family time and saving money. Children need at least 60 minutes of exercise a day and walking to school is an excellent way of doing this.

The four car parks that are available to use for the Park and Stride initiative are: 

·        Hampshire Road car park which has a capacity of 12 spaces and is 300 metres from the schools.

·        Garrison Pool car park which has a capacity of 30 spaces and is a 60 metre walk to the schools.

·        Guadeloupe car park, has 15 spaces and is a 600 metre walk to the schools.

·        Martinique car park which is only available until 8:45am for Park and Stride, this car park has 10 spaces and is 300 metres from the schools.

Cllr Ferris Cowper, Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “This is an excellent way of incorporating exercise into people’s every day lives. “We are totally committed, here at East Hampshire District Council, to helping people, especially children, live as active lives as they can. “I encourage all families to get involved in the scheme and help make Whitehill & Bordon an even healthier town!”

To see the Park and Stride map for Whitehill & Bordon visit: For more information on healthier ways to get to school visit:


Beehive newsletter

(Posted 12.10.17) Beehive, the pre-school group at the Village Hall, has produced a newsletter.


Surgery signposting

(Posted 20.09.17)  Surgery Signposting volunteers link local people with support services offered by local community groups. The aim is to connect you to the information and support you need to live an active, happy and healthy lifestyle. See poster for further details.


Floodwater management

(Posted 13.09.17) Message from the Flood and Water Management Team:

Unfortunately it is fast becoming the time of year when we need to think about the state of Hampshire’s land drainage network. As the rain begins in earnest and leaves begin to fall, all riparian owners (those who have watercourses on or bordering their properties) across Hampshire, and beyond, should be looking at the state of their drainage ditches, culverts and other watercourses to ensure the clear transference of rain water and a reduced risk of localised flooding. Please find a poster detailing what responsibilities riparian owners have and guidance on how to undertake this maintenance to reduce flooding from surface water after rain event. Please feel free to share this poster with residents, publish in parish magazines etc. or put on your website if you believe it will be useful. If you have any further enquiries regarding this or any other areas of flood risk management, please visit our website at  


Deadwater Valley Trust

(Posted 07.09.17) The Deadwater Valley Trust (DVT) has published a full list of winter events. Contact Jenny, the Wildlife Ranger, on 01420 479070 or  or through the facebook page. The Trust is holding a winter wildlife walk on Sunday 28 January and a winter tree walk on Sunday 25 February. It also has a monthly dog walking group (25 January and 22 February) and a monthly working party in Hogmoor Inclosure on the third Saturday of each month starting on 20 January.


Bordon Business Exchange

(Posted 18.03.16) Members of the Bordon Business Exchange ( meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 8.00-10.00am at The Royal Exchange, Lindford. The format is informal networking over breakfast, then a short update on the Bordon and Whitehill regeneration project at 9 am. This is followed by a 20 minute presentation celebrating the successes and failures of a local business, followed by a led discussion. Other more specialised events could potentially ‘spin off’ from this general networking forum. For example, a startup ‘SOUP’ meeting is planned for the middle of the year to attract less established businesses in the area. Partners are: Red Mist (Julian Clarke); The B & W Regeneration Company (James Child); Enterprise Nation (Emma Selby).




Concessionary bus fares

(Posted 11.01.18) Hampshire County Council has issued a poster to say that new bus passes will be issued prior to 31 March 2018. It contains information on what to do if you don’t receive your bus pass.


River Wey Trust

(Posted 26.10.17) The River Wey Trust has published its autumn newsletter in which it gives notice of the Annual Public Meeting to be held at Conford Village Hall at 8pm on Wednesday 22 November.


Woodland Trust

(Posted 18.10.17) the Woodland Trust is appealing for people to join in order to save our ancient woodland.


Alton Sports Centre

(Posted 18.10.17) EHDC has issued a press release about the opportunity Alton residents had to view the plans for the new Sports Centre.


HALC celebrates 70 years

(Posted 18.10.17) The Hampshire Association of Local Councils has produced a press release to celebrate its 70th anniversary.


Volunteer awards

(Posted 04.10.17) The East Hampshire Volunteer Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 29 November 2017. Nominations should be received by Tuesday 17 October. Award criteria have been published along with information about nominating people both for organisations and businesses.


Milland monthly cinema

(Posted 28.07.17) Milland cinema usually meets on the last Thursday of the month at Milland Village Hall at 8pm. Tickets are available from Milland Community Store (01428 741066) or on the door on the night. Supper (£5) is available beforehand if you book it beforehand with the people at the store. The following are the films selected for the next few months (see the full programme for further details):

30 November              Hidden Figures

21 December              A Quiet Passion


Rural Services Network

(Posted 24.08.17) The Rural Services Network has produced a newsletter for older people in rural areas and a general newsletter.


Wheels to work

(Posted 10.07.17) East Hampshire District Council has agreed continued funding of £16,500 towards the Wheels to Work scheme which makes ten mopeds available to help people get to work. Wheels to Work was set up by Hampshire County Council to help people with limited access to public or private transport by loaning them a moped at a nominal weekly charge. The scheme has been available across East Hampshire since 2009, enabling people to get to job interviews, vocational training or employment opportunities. For £17 to £20 a week, depending on the age and type of moped, users of the scheme can hire a moped which is fully taxed and insured, with full breakdown and service cover. Hirers will also be provided with safety equipment such as a helmet, gloves and a high visibility vest. Compulsory basic training is also covered in the cost. The mopeds can be loaned for six to 12 months by anyone aged 16 and above, and the scheme assists hirers in making sure they have continued transport arrangements in place once the loan period has ended. A 42-year-old user of the scheme from Whitehill & Bordon, said: “Since having the moped, I have gone from being casual agency staff to being employed on a full time contract with the company.“

 If you are interested in hiring a moped, or would like more information about the scheme, visit: or email


Petersfield Society

(Posted 03.06.17) The Petersfield Society has published its summer 2017 newsletter.


EHDC Councillors’ newsletter

(Posted 26.05.17) EHDC has produced a newsletter for Parish and Town Councillors.


Community First

(Posted 06.03.17) 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 running a crowdfunding course on Thursday 8 February 2018 from 10.00 to 16.30.


PPG newsletter

(Posted 07.07.17) The January newsletter of the Patient Participation Group of Badgerswood and Forest Surgeries is now available.




Hampshire Parent Carer Network

(Posted 07.12.17) Every month the Network holds ‘Get Togethers’ for Parent carer members. These provide an opportunity for members to meet for coffee in a friendly, relaxed environment to share ideas and support each other. Each meeting is run by a Regional Rep who also gives out news about the Network activities and invites members’ views on a range of issues. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day! The next meeting in Bordon is at the Coffee Pot on Tuesday 16 January 2018 from 9.30–11.30. To can register to become a member on the HPCN website.


Pop-up skating rink

(Posted 07.12 17) Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust presents a Christmas skating rink at Garrison Pool, Budds Lane, GU35 0JB. There are child-friendly and themed skates. For details, see the website.


Feeling safe

(Posted 07.11.17) Safe PlaceVulnerable people in Whitehill & Bordon now have a safe place to go if they are feeling overwhelmed or being bullied, abused or harassed. The Safe Place scheme has been rolled out across Whitehill & Bordon under East Hampshire District Council’s Healthy New Town programme to make sure vulnerable people have somewhere they can feel safe. There are currently six ‘Safe Places’ in the town offering refuge to anyone who feels intimidated or at risk while they are out and about.  The scheme provides a place, with trained staff, for people to seek help or simply to just calm down and have some alone-time. Easily recognisable by their bright yellow and red ‘Safe Place’ sticker, the Whitehill & Bordon Safe Places are:

1.      Tesco

2.      Quebec Café

3.      Forest Surgery

4.      Badgerswood Surgery

5.      Forest Community Centre

6.      The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre

Cllr Ferris Cowper, Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “We are delighted to bring such a fantastic initiative to Whitehill & Bordon. It is important that as the town develops, all residents and visitors to the town feel safe and can enjoy all the new facilities on offer. Absolutely anyone is welcome to use the Safe Place if they feel like they need to get off the streets for any reason. We would like to thank all the businesses that have already signed up to be a Safe Place, it is great to have six stretching all the way across the town.”

If you would like to see a map showing the Safe Places, click here. If you would like to offer a Safe Place, please contact Rebecca Treharne, EHDC’s Healthy New Towns Project Officer on



(Posted 18.10.17) A newsletter has been produced giving an update of the progress on the relief road.


East Hampshire District Council has set up a website at where, among other things, you will find a newsletter.



Fraudulent activity

(Posted 05.12.17) Longmoor Neighbourhood Policing Team has issued a warning about a scam involving someone posing as the police asking people to withdraw money form their bank account. The police would never do this so please read their advice.








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