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 Ecotown progress

·        Police and crime information




Walk for peace

(Posted 27.07.17) A Muslim group is launching a walk for peace in a bid to build bridges and mend divisions across the community. Ahmadiyya Muslims are calling on people to walk shoulder to shoulder with them at a Charity Walk for Peace to be held near Alton, Hampshire. Rizwan Ullah Khan, of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elder Association (AMEA), said: “Our message is love for all, hatred for none. This message is as important in these times as it has ever been and I hope that all people who want to live in peace together will come to the event and walk with us. This walk is inspired by tenets of Islam, of peace and understanding to your fellow man regardless of colour, creed or race. We hope to raise money to help relieve the suffering of others but also to bring people together to promote peace and goodwill.”

The five mile walk, organised with the support of East Hampshire District Council, will be held on 9 September and will run from Bentley Station to the Alice Holt Forest Centre. Cllr Julie Butler, EHDC’s Portfolio Holder for Customer Relations, said: “In East Hampshire we are lucky to live in such tight-knit and tolerant communities. But it is no longer just enough to live that way – we must also demonstrate to the world that these are our values so that others may follow our lead. That’s why the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association’s Charity Walk for Peace is so important and why we are happy to support it.”

Walks for Peace were launched by the AMEA in London in 1985 and since that time more than £3.5 million has been raised for more than 250 charities. This is the first time the walk has been brought to East Hampshire and the AMEA hopes local residents will turn out in force to support it. Last weekend the Ahmadiyya gathered in East Worldham, in East Hampshire, for the annual Jalsa Salana festival, an event that attracts tens of thousands of attendees and is streamed to millions among the Ahmadiyya community worldwide. The Charity Walk for Peace will focus its fundraising on three local charities each year. This year the primary recipients will be Homestart Butser and Homestart Weywater and the Southern Domestic Abuse Service.

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Deadwater Valley Trust

(Posted 29.07.17) The Deadwater Valley Trust has produced a programme of interesting Summer events for the whole family and another for late summer. Contact Jenny, the Wildlife Ranger, on 01420 479070 or  or through the facebook page.


Fireworks and funfair

(Posted 08.05.17) There will be fireworks and a funfair at Country Market on Wednesday 1 November from 17.30. A free bus service will be available. See poster for further details.


Activity day

(Posted 04.05.17) Once a year, The Whitehill and Bordon Town Partnership organises a Summer Fun Day  ̶  a free day of fun activities for all ages in the middle of the summer school holidays. Last year's was such a success that we are having another one on Saturday 12 August at Forest Community Centre in Bordon. Any Lindford group, club or project can take along some activities and use the opportunity to promote itself, attract new members and recruit volunteers. This year's poster and booking form which can be completed electronically. There is no cost if you are a non-profit-making organisation. If you are a commercial organisation, a donation is requested as shown on booking form. With Whitehill and Bordon now being a Healthy New Town, we have an underlying healthy living theme, but this is not compulsory! Don't leave it too long as places are expected to go very quickly this year.


Village of the Year

(Posted 14.04.17) Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s longstanding and successful Village of the Year competition for 2017, launches from Friday 14 April. Entries are warmly invited from any parish council, community group or group of individuals representing their community to take on the current holders of Village of the Year, Lyndhurst. The 2017 Prizegiving will take place at Lyndhurst on 28 September. Additionally and excitingly, all villages entering will be entered into the national Channel 4 programme VOTY, see more at Entries are free, and will need to be submitted by Friday 21 July. Full details on entering will be available on the Village of the Year page at, but simply you just submit a narrative with appropriate photographs and your contact details to to be considered as a Finalist. Finalists are then visited for two hours by the Judges, before final marking.


Bordon Business Exchange

(Posted 18.03.16) Members of the Bordon Business Exchange ( meets 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).




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):

28 September             Viceroy’s House

26 October                  Their Finest

30 November              Hidden Figures

21 December              A Quiet Passion


Rural Services Network

(Posted 19.07.17) The Rural Services Network has produced a newsletter for older people in rural areas.


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


Fun in the summer holidays

(Posted 10.07.17) Parents and grandparents can fill kids’ days with fun during the summer holidays by bringing them to the Rural Areas Play Project (RAPP) or Get Activ8d play schemes which run from 31 July to 25 August. The RAPP scheme includes arts, crafts and other fun activities for four- to 11-year olds. Under fours can also attend most sessions for free and use the play equipment on offer. This summer, the RAPP vans will be visiting towns and villages all over East Hampshire, including: Lindford, Petersfield, Whitehill & Bordon, Medstead, Froyle and East Meon. RAPP activities will include magic shows, circus workshops, a play in a day, meeting mini-beasts, making jewellery and spending a day in the past at Butser Ancient Farm.

With Get Activ8d, seven- to 14-year olds will be able to take part in sports activities in Alton, Petersfield, Blackmoor and Whitehill & Bordon. A new introduction for this year is Foot Golf at Petersfield Golf Club, which is like golf but using football skills to get the ball into the hole. Online bookings will go live at 10am on Monday 17 July through My East Hampshire District Council accounts. New customers may want to set up an account in advance as there is often a rush for places when the summer programme goes live.

To find out more about the RAPP and Get Activ8d programmes go to: or find the programmes on Facebook and Twitter.


Hitting the cold spots

(Posted 07.07.17) Following another successful year Hitting the Cold Spots (HTCS) will continue in 2017-18. The Environment Centre would like to thank you for your ongoing support. It is currently engaging with existing contacts and looking to reach new organisations and services to ensure the HTCS offer of support reaches those most in need. The staff are happy to speak to anyone interested in booking a team talk or finding out how the service can benefit their clients.

With the warmer weather approaching, many households feel relieved to leave their winter heating worries behind them.  However, there are people who are still dealing with last winter’s bills or who are concerned about how they will manage next winter.  The HTCS service is here all year round to help individuals and families in the Hampshire County Council area.  Practical support and detailed advice is available on staying warm and well at home, including home visits from skilled advisors.  For eligible households, our support covers:

·        Emergency heating;

·        Funding for heating or hot water systems;

·        Small grants to help cope with winter emergencies;

·        Energy bill and tariff switching advice; and

·        Money savings tips.

For more information about the 2017-18 scheme and help available, see To find out more, to order leaflets, or to book a team talk from an advisor, call the Environment Centre (tEC) on 0800 804 8601 or 023 8033 6172 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or email


Have your say on waste

(Posted 19.06.17) East Hampshire residents are being encouraged to have their say on how waste and recycling, street cleaning, grounds maintenance and public toilets should be managed by contributing to a consultation that will run until Friday 14 July. The current Joint Environmental Service Contract, provided by Biffa and Idverde on behalf of East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) and Winchester City Council (WCC), will expire in October 2019 and the councils are keen to hear residents’ views on the different options. The two councils are committed to working together on any future contract and can choose to deliver the services in a variety of ways, each of which has its own opportunities and challenges. There is a document setting out the strengths and potential weaknesses of the four options available. Once residents have considered the options, a response can be completed online. Paper copies of the consultation document are available from the EHDC and WCC offices. Public responses will be taken into account before a final decision is made. Councillor Richard Millard, Leader of EHDC, said: “Our waste contract is one of the most important contracts that the council has. By working with WCC, we have secured significant savings for both councils from the existing contract and aim to supply the best possible value for money and excellent service for our taxpayers.” To find out more about the consultation go to


Petersfield Scoiety

(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.


Young people in pole position at Autotest event

(Posted 16.05.17) Youngsters had a chance to get behind the wheel and test their driving skills at the sixth Autotest event which is run by East Hampshire District Council and Southsea Motor Club, held at Penns Place in Petersfield. It was open to people aged over 14 and gave youngsters who are not old enough to have a provisional licence the opportunity to test their precision driving skills around an intricate course under the supervision of professionals. Twelve awards were up for grabs on the day, giving the youngsters and more experienced drivers the opportunity to compete in different classes for the chance to win. John Geoghegan, EHDC community officer and event organiser, said: “The Autotest events that we run here at the EHDC offices are always popular; there is something really exciting to young people about driving a car. We are glad we can give people this opportunity in a safe environment. It also gives the young people of East Hampshire something a bit different to do on a Sunday.”

Autotest events are run twice a year by East Hampshire District Council and Southsea Motor Club. The cars are kindly provided by TS Recovery. The next event is expected to take place in late July. If you are interested in taking part, contact John Geoghegan on



(Posted 29.03.17) This is a reminder that the village now has a defibrillator which is located at Londis store. Jackie Taylor-Green has been trained in its use. The device is designed to be used by the public without training as it guides a user step-by-step. 


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.


PPG newsletter

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



Ecotown website

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




Appeal for witnesses

(Posted 24.07.17) Phil Rogers, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire Corporate Communications, writes: We are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision at East Worldham near Bordon on Friday 21 July. A Scania HGV was in collision with a pedestrian on Green Street, the B3004, at 3.05pm. The pedestrian, a 35-year-old man, is being treated at Southampton General Hospital for life-threatening injuries. The B3004 was closed between Alton and the A325 but is now fully open. If you saw anything or have dashcam footage of the incident, please call 101 quoting Operation Galvanise.


Advice on weddings

(Posted 08.06.17) Action Fraud has sent advice about avoiding fraud in relation to organising weddings.

With the upcoming Wedding Season, and for those individuals who are considering making plans for next year and beyond, you should be aware of the potential risks of fraud involved. According to ‘’, in 2017 the average wedding cost is approximately £30,111.  This will be paid out to multiple vendors, including photographers, caterers, reception venues and travel companies, to name a few.  Many of these services will require booking at least several months in advance and you may be obliged to pay a deposit or even the full balance at the time. Being aware of the potential risks and following the prevention advice below could minimise the likelihood of fraud.

Paying by Credit Card will provide you with protection under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, for purchases above £100 and below £30,000. This means that even if a Company goes into liquidation before your big day, you could claim a refund through your Credit Card Company.

Social Media - Some companies run their businesses entirely via social media sites, offering low cost services. While many are genuine, some may not be insured or may even be fraudulent. There are a few things you can do to protect yourself: 

·         Ensure you obtain a physical address and contact details for the vendor and verify this information.  Should you experience any problems, you will then be able to make a complaint to Trading Standards or consider pursuing via the Small Claims Court.

·        Ensure you obtain a contract before paying money for services.  Make certain you fully read and understand what you are signing and note the terms of cancellation.  

Consider purchasing Wedding Insurance - Policies vary in cover and can be purchased up to two years in advance.  They can protect you from events that would not be covered under the Consumer Credit Act.  

Complete research on each vendor, ensuring you are dealing with a bona fide person or company.  Explore the internet for reviews and ratings and ask the vendor to provide details of past clients you can speak to. You should do this even if using companies recommended by a trustworthy friend or source.   

 For services such as wedding photographers, beware of websites using fake images. Look for inconsistencies in style; Meet the photographer in person and ask to view sample albums. If you like an image from a wedding, ask to view the photographs taken of the whole event so you can see the overall quality.  

Remember, if something appears too good to be true, it probably is!




























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