The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – Lindford Fete 4th June 2022

Lindford Parish Councillors Derek Barr, Emma Keeling and Hannah Dayman have teamed up with The Lindford Working Men’s Club to plan the events planned for Lindford on June 4th.  There shall be a Fete from 1 to 5pm at the Village Hall and evening entertainment at the Club.

Whilst arrangements are being made we can already confirm live music, catering, stalls selling a variety of items including works from local Artist  Tricia Findlay Fine Art, children’s entertainer Mr Giant and Farm Animals at the fete.   Evening events are being finalised and will appear soon.

If anyone would like a stall or appear at the fete please see attachment.

There will be collections for the Air Ambulance and local residents.

Look out for updates and make a note of the date.

 

Village Hall Hire Increase in Demand. BOOK EARLY

As we move out of the more restrictive Covid requirements we are seeing a massive increase in enquiries to hire the village hall.  We urge anyone thinking about hiring for a party, gathering etc. to check availability at admin@lindfordpc.co.uk and book early. First come first served basis.  The current Booking Form is attached for guide to costs.  There may be a slight increase in hire fees in April.

Hampshire Association of Local Councils Award 2021 ‘CLERK OF THE YEAR’

Hampshire Association of Local Councils present Lindford Clerk with Clerk of the Year Award.

HALC representative Jane Ives attended the Parish Office to award a prestigious award to our Clerk Stephen Holden. Stephen started as a volunteer secretary to the Village Hall Committee, during which time he won an award from EHDC for services to volunteering. In 2015 he started as Parish Clerk; and secured the title of Parish Council of the Year for Lindford soon afterwards.

Over the past year Stephen has proved that he is consistently proactive in managing whatever comes his way. Recognising the need for a broad remit of general updates in the way our Parish presents itself to the residents of the village, Stephen oversaw a successful re-working of the Lindford Parish website with appropriate help from Councillors.

Aware of the need to maintain and update the site in future, Stephen arranged for ongoing professional input management, and had an interactive map included on the site. He also spearheaded an online questionnaire about Lindford for residents to partake in; the results of which have been published on the website.

Stephen suffered from a rare spinal disorder Transverse Myelitis in 2007, spending six months in hospital. He was left disabled. This opened his mind to disability issues and helped form the Whitehill and Bordon Disability Action Group. He remains as Chairman of the group whilst managing Parish issues.

In response to current environmental concerns, Stephen has instigated a large tree planting project in our area. As a result, we now have a fledgling fruit orchard next to the Village Hall, and an avenue of saplings on one of our Green Spaces; with more planting to be undertaken in the near future.

Parish Plan 2021

Parish Plan

Lindford Remembers

Village Survey 2021 Results

In June 2021 Lindford Parish Council issued an on-line Village Survey. Accessed via www.lindfordpc.org.uk and publicised on social media, noticeboards, and handouts.

The survey came about following initial member consideration on the pros and cons of committing to the production of a formal Neighborhood Plan (NP). Examples of which were viewed, and a specialist consultancy asked to give an overview.

An approved NP would provide some protection against speculative developers wishing to over develop the village. Whilst Lindford is already well developed, and no potential development areas identified in the EHDC Plan there are Open Spaces etc. that need to be protected.

The ongoing changes to Planning at HM Government level and a new draft EHDC Plan made the costs associated both in terms of finances, human resources and time potentially at risk until such time as definitive plans were in place. Members of Lindford Parish Council therefore elected to hold a Village Survey to gather residents’ views on a range of subject matters. Using a 2003 similar survey as a base line members established a 39-question survey. This allowing a then and now comparison.

The survey shall form the basis of a Lindford Village Plan that whilst not enforceable will help members in policy decision making locally and to lobby other authorities where subjects are outside the jurisdiction of a Parish Council.

The results of this survey can be seen below as attachments to this page

Wildlife garden

Insects adore the village hall wildlife garden

Outdoor gym

Pleased to advise the outdoor gym on The Triangle in Lindford has re-opened.  Please read the Covid signs and comply when using the equipment.  Thank you.

Parish Council Meetings

Following changes to the rules on remote council meetings, face to face meetings have resumed at Lindford Village Hall.  Meetings shall be open to the public if they can be in accordance with the guidelines in place at the time.