Sat 21st April - St Andrew’s church and churchyard SPRING-CLEAN (9am to noon). Please come along to help with the twice yearly effort to spruce up the church and churchyard. All SW villagers are very welcome to come along and lend a hand.
We are a small rural village and civic parish of some 230+ households with a total population of circa 600 people. The village is situated in farmland that forms a beautiful part of the North East Hampshire Downs and is adjacent to the Greywell Fens SSSI.
South Warnborough is about three miles (4.8km) South of the village of Odiham and about six miles (9.7km) North of the town of Alton on the B3349. Other neighbouring settlements include the villages of Long Sutton to the East and Upton Grey and Greywell to the West. The surrounding undulating countryside is unspoilt and the village contains old brick and half-timbered cottages, many under thatch.
The main part of the village itself sits in a designated Conservation Area. The local church, St Andrews, dates back in part to the 12th century and provides a spiritual and community focus for the Parish, which it has done since the times of the Domesday Book, (in which the village is recorded as “Wergeborne). The high points within the village include a recreation ground, a village hall known as The Ridley Hall which hosts village social occasions and events, a lively village pub - The Poacher and a successful village shop with Post Office services available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Hart District Local Plan Consultation started on Friday 9th February
The next stage of the consultation on the Hart District Local Plan started on Friday 9th February with the closing date for comments at 4pm on Monday 26th March. The "submission version" of the Plan and associated documents are available to view on the Hart District Council website (www.hart.gov.uk) and a hard copy is available at the Odiham Library (open 2-5pm Mon, Tues and Thurs and 9.30 to 12.30 Wed, Fri and Sat).
This consultation is asking residents views on the soundness of the Plan and guidance on this is available in the consultation documents. All comments received will be sent directly to the Planning Inspector who will examine the Plan this summer. This consultation will also be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting.