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Parish Council of Farringdon  -  Three Casual Vacancies for a Councillor

1. There are 3 vacancies on the Farringdon Parish  Council, caused by an uncontested ordinary election.
    The Council is quorate so may therefore co-opt councillors to fill the remaining seats. 

2. If the Parish Council has not filled any remaining vacancies by co-option within 35 days from the date that would have been     polling day, then the District Council may step in and set a date for a new election.  

Dated: 30th May 2023

If any residents are interested in joining the parish council please contact the Clerk for more information.

Gary Lyle,
Clerk  & Responsible Financial Officer to Farringdon Parish Council


Farringdon Parish Council
The Parish Council
will be Meeting in July

Agenda and Zoom link to follow

The Official Key Messages, following the first meeting of the new PC, are as follows:

  1. A32 works are due to commence the PC will be monitoring the work and will continue to work with Hampshire County Council to inform residents of how the work is proceeding to try to resolve any issues.

  2. Following a number of complaints about parking in the village the PC will be looking for some solutions. In the meantime we would ask all residents to park appropriately in a neighbourly manner.

The Parish Council would like to encourage residents to utilize their own drives and garages before resorting to parking on the public roads.
If residents do have to park on the public roads can they ensure that they park with care and attention to minimize the impact on their Neighbours.

With Thanks. Farringdon Parish Council


Farringdon Parish Road & Environmental Report - March

Previous Road & Environmental Reports:

Jan 2023

Nov 22 June 2022May 2022 March 2022 Jan 2022

Nov 2021 Sept 2021 July 2021 May 2021 March 2021

Farringdon Village Flood Document

Official Key messages from the 16th March FPC Meeting

  • The new speed cameras have been a great success.
  • Village CPR training course is booked and 20 plus residents have signed up.
  • The new village map board is now installed at the crossroads.
  • The PC are conducting a survey of the village signs in a view to de-cluttering and cleaning them.
  • The A32 planned works re due to commence in May 2022.

It is recommended that any reports of potholes etc should be directed to Hantsweb rather than the old pothole site as it would appear that the lag between report and repair is reduced.

Official Key Messages from 12th Jan meeting

1. Keith Herman has become our new councillor. Congratulations to Keith.
2. The PC has donated £1000.00 towards the costs of the much-anticipated      Platinum Jubilee Lunch Project.
3. The annual precept was agreed with no annual increase.
4. The PC are planning to update the roses at the War Memorial on the A32      in the spring in keeping with the current planting.

Speeding in our village – we need your help!
The Parish Council are looking for any volunteers to co-ordinate and act as a team to reduce speeding and the associated noise in the village. if you are keen to know more and wish to get involved - .Please contact Andy Clegg

It is recommended that any reports of potholes etc should be directed to Hantsweb rather than the old pothole site as it would appear that the lag between report and repair is reduced

Farringdon Parish Road & Environmental Report - March 2022

Previous Road & Environmental Reports:

January 2022

Nov 2021 Sept 2021 July 2021 May 2021 March 2021

Farringdon Village Hall Charitable Trust

Previous Parish Council and other Parish Reports etc can now be accessed from the Archive Page although you may fiind some documents are temporarily unavailable until I find the time to convert them all to pdf format

Farringdon Parish Council - Road /Environmental Observations & Issues in Need of Attention - Nov 2018

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Biz Report - Parish Council Meeting 17th May 2023
This was the first meeting including four new Parish Council members: Peter Bosley, Steven Doherty, Delia Gilchrist & Marianne Prynne.
 Andy Clegg, the Outgoing Vice-Chairman, took temporary control to elect a New Chairperson.

Only two councillors, Sarah Farquhar and David Willams, had served in the last session so, after some discussion Sarah Farquhar agreed to take on the Vice- Chair office as a temporary measure until the next meeting (in July) when it is possible other persons would volunteer to  be added or elected to the list to make a full Council of nine members plus The Parish Clerk, Gary Lyle,

This was followed by a cessation of activities to allow any public questions.

A discussion about the regular parking of a Public Hire vehicle in The Street was prompted after a resident expressed  concerned about possible road blockages etc  The eventual decision was that as the FPC had already had contact with the driver but as FPC has no direct powers to control parking any complaints should be addressed to the local Constabulary.

There followed a fairly lengthy discussion about the formation of a New, C.I.O. based Farringdon Village Hall Committee which went on for some time but eventually it was decided that a group of four including two FPC representatives would be required to set up the and invite Farringdon Residents to become members of the New Village Hall Committee.

Several Councillors were keen to make the point that the new Committee would engage in much more public discussion than had been available up to the present.

The Council the proceeded to discuss items from the previous meeting minutes including the success of the Village Garden Project., problems establishing a Cycle-Way from the Village to Alton, signatories for FPC bank accounts,  Playground repairs, maintenance and finance, and the Annual Parish Meeting.

The Village Garden was continuing successfully under the current management, had various projects in hand for children in the coming year and was continuing to establish the various plants put in over the previous year.

The Cycle Way project was still under consideration but the continuing difficulties of establishing the access of cyclists to the required footpaths and the approach to Alton was proving a continuing problem.

Signatories would be required for the Parish Accounts but there were few financial payments to be made in the next two months so new signatures could be set up and finalised at the next meeting.

The Parish Meeting will probably be in July but discussion was temporarily suspended until discussion of a proposal later in the meeting.

Parish Accounts and payments were next on the list and after a brief outline of the system in operation and the required list of payments etc the accounts were approved.

There next followed discussion of a proposal by Stephen Doherty that FPC meetings should be held in Farringdon so residents could attend in person.

This was generally approved with All Saints Church as the obvious site and although charges would be higher than Chawton Councillors were in favour  and the Church would also be ideal for the Annual Village Meeting when other East Hants and Hampshire Councillors etc would be available for questions.

There is a problem of Internet connection to allow people to view the meeting via their computers etc but Steven’s second question was the suggestion that the council should purchase equipment to make this work effectively was supported and the raised the question as to whether the FPC could set up a connection that would operate in the Church to enable this system to operate effectively.

This was well supported and it was decided to investigate the options and discuss the possibility with the Parish Church Council members.
It was also agreed that the Annual Village meeting should be held in Farringdon Church.

A proposal from Delia Gilchrist to review the FPC Asset Register to ascertain Parish obligations, liabilities, finances and contracts, including a 2023/24 budget, was also agreed and The Clerk would to make the accounts available to her to carry out an assessment.

During this and prevoious discussions on finance the Clerk made the point that the FPC was holding more cash than was immediately required and might result in pressure to lower the Council Tax in the future.

The meeting Closed after the establishment of the Key messages to be circulated to the public.

Farringdon Parish Council Diary

Scheduled Parish Council Meetings
are currently held in Chawton Village Hall
(in addition to the shceduled meetings, planning or other special meetings
may be held at short notice when required)

Subject to any revision meetings are also available online via Zoom

July (date to be confirmed)


Farringdon Village Plan - 2013 Version
(Sections open in New Page)

[Farringdon Village Plan - Part 1 -Vision 2030]
  [Farringdon Village Plan - Part 2 - Action Plan]  
[Farringdon Village Plan Part 3 - Potential Funding Sources]


The Parish Council is made up of nine elected members of the local community, plus a Parish Clerk. Details are shown below.

Council meetings are held every two months, usually on the first Wednesday of the month, and currently in Chawton Village Hall, starting at 7 pm and available on a zoom link.

The dates of scheduled and extraordinary meetings are published in the Village Magazine, here on the 'Biz', circulated to the Farringdon Net email subscribers, on the Parish Council web site; and posted on the village notice-boards in the village in advance of the meetings.

The Notice Boards are situated:

  • At the junction of Church Road and The Street, and
  • Opposite the telephone box at the bottom of Shirnall Hill, (near the A32 crossroads)

All residents are very welcome to attend, and, if you wish, you have an opportunity to raise relevant matters and address the meeting.
If you require detailed answers to specific subject contact the Parish Clerk in advance so that any necessary documents,
or information can be made available at the meeting.

Reports of all meetings appear in the Village Magazine, on this Village web site and are
circulated to subscribers on the email list

defibThe two defibrillators in the disused phone boxes at
Shirnall Hill crossroads and Parsonage Close are now in full operational mode.
Clive has produced a leaflet as a reminder for those who attended the various courses.

If you'd like to volunteer for training please contact Gary Lyle (the Parish Clerk) to seek
information on any planned courses for volunteers.

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Council & Village Hall Trust Chairman    
Council & VHT Vice Chairman Sarah.Farquhar  
Highways, Trees & Lanes David Williams  
  Peter Bosley  
  Steven Doherty  
  Delia Gilchrist  
  Marianne Prynne


Parish Clerk &
         Responsible Finance Officer .
Gary Lyle 07443 505994
Farringdon - Number of electors (current roll) 554

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East Hants District Councillors David Ashcroft Oaktree Farm, Honey Lane, Selborne, Alton Hants GU34 3BY 01420 511011
Cllr Phillip Davies Trillium, Hogmoor Road, Whitehill, Hampshire, GU35 9EU 07841 368383
Hampshire County Councillor Mark Kemp-Gee Park House, Upper Wield, Nr Alresford SO24 9RU 01420 563923
EAST HANTS DISTRICT COUNCIL Penns Place, Petersfield GU31 4EX 01730 266551
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL The Castle, Winchester SO23 8JU 01962.841841
HCC Highways   Old College, Petersfield GU31 4AG 01730.266411
Member of Parliament. Damian Hinds MP House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA     E-mail
  Agent 14a Butts Road, Alton GU34 1ND 01420 84122
Hampshire Assn of Town & Parish Councils St. Thomas Centre
        20, Southgate Street WINCHESTER Hants SO22 9FF
POLICE   Urgent assistance - 999
(Call 101 for non-emergency calls and hope somebody answers !)

- ALTON POLICE STATION, - CLOSED to public, nearest Station Desk is Now Basingstoke or Aldershot!
or you can try to contact East Hants Police via Email

01420 82244
Community Police Officer No Contact details available at present and Countrywatch contacts below may no longer be available.  
Countrywatch & Rural Crimes Officer.
Mick Ames - E-Mail Dickson House, London Road, Hook, Hampshire. RG27 9DJ 0845 045 45 45 ext 603 201
Hampshire Constabulary Police Commissioner Donna Jones 01962 871595



Farringdon Parish Council have their own official web site where the Parish Clerk's official reports of council meetings and business may be available for your perusal. Parish Council Website will continue to provide reports of recent meetings and all the activities in the village that your reporter finds time to cover but when the FPC site is up to speed, the archive of Farringdon Parish Council reports currently carried on these Pages will eventually be reformatted.

 [Farringdon Roads, Lanes, Bridleways & Footpaths, 2015 Update] 


[Farringdon Village Plan - Part 1 -Vision 2030]  

[Farringdon Village Plan - Part 2 - Action Plan]   [Farringdon Village Plan Part 3 - Potential Funding Sources]


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