up coming events

The Manor Trust


The Christmas Fayre at The Elms

The Manor Trust


Switch on the lights and get feastive

Youth Fun Day


Join in the fun.

J29 Youth @ Bedhampton


2nd and 4th Sundays every month.





We are appealing for information following a burglary in Havant last week.

At around 10.30pm on Thursday October 31, two masked men forced entry to a house in Soberton Road, Havant.

The occupants, two men aged 53 and 20, were simultaneously woken to see the men standing over their beds.

Both the occupants were subsequently assaulted, with the 53-year-old man suffering injuries to his mouth and the 20-year-old man suffering bruising and swelling.

For further info: https://hampshireepi.mpw.cds.co.uk/news/hampshire/news/appeals/2019/november/appeal-for-information-after-two-men-injured-in-havant-burglary/


Scammers Target Members of the Public With Amazon Prime Scam. 

Action Fraud has received hundreds of reports of a scam where victims receive an automated phone call claiming they’ve been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription. The phone call informs people their personal details have been fraudulently used to subscribe to Amazon Prime, however they can cancel the transaction by pressing 1.

When victims do this, they are automatically connected to criminals posing as Amazon custom service representatives who remotely access their computer and steal their personal and financial details.

What you can do to keep yourself safe:

Personal information:

Always question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.

Stay in control:

Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information. It’s easy to feel embarrassed when faced with unexpected or complex conversations. But it’s okay to stop the discussion if you do not feel in control of it.

Remote access:

Never install any software or visit a website as a result of a cold call. Unsolicited requests for remote access to your computer should always raise a red flag.

Paypal Scam

Paypal Scam and Action Fraud Phishing Email Warning

Our Cyber Protect team would like to make you aware of the following two scams:

A new PayPal scam/phishing email is going around asking email recipients to click on a link to access their PayPal account.

Do not click on the link. If you want to check your account visit www.Paypal.com

Action Fraud phishing email

A new Action Fraud scam/phishing email is going around saying that they have money for email recipients. Do not click on a link.

Under no circumstances will Action Fraud, or a police force, ask you to make a payment in order to recover money that you may have lost.

For more info visit https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/watch-out-for-fake-emails-claiming-to-be-action-fraud

For advice on how to keep yourself safe from online fraud and cybercrime, please click here.

Message Sent By
Graeme Barbour (Police, Digital Communications Officer, Hampshire)


a warm welcome to bedhampton

Moving Home


Home is such a personal thing, and it was with great trepidation that my family and I left our old one and moved ourselves, our possessions, and our menagerie of pets, into our new one. 

Bedhampton is an area in which I have never previously lived, although my husband grew-up locally, and when one never truly knows what the neighbours will be like, it’s a huge punt on the unknown to uproot and plonk yourself and your children down somewhere new.

However, having moved into Old Bedhampton one month ago, I can say with certainty that we have not looked back.

The trepidation that we all feel about neighbours – whether gaining them because you are the newbies or gaining them because you are losing your old ones – is very real. But within no time whatsoever of moving in, our new neighbours were already stopping by to say hello, and inviting us in for a celebratory glass of wine. We were made to feel instantly welcome, and also thoroughly at home in our new area.

Having had nearly 35 years’ worth of memory associated with our old house, it was no surprise that leaving it behind was hard. The foundations of that building had, over the course of 3 decades, soaked up emotions and memory, love and nostalgia, like litmus bricks and mortar. It was the last building in which I saw my father when he was alive, 30 years ago, and it was the home of my grandfather with whom I was exceptionally close. Saying goodbye was a process that began when we put the place on the market, and stopped when we stepped over the threshold of our new home. 

It made me think very carefully about what ‘home’ means to us. The human need to hunker down, to build and cosset and feather nests, is an emotional need. Bricks and mortar may be physical substance, but the heart of a home is essentially made up of those that beat physically within its walls.

We chose our new home carefully – it was the final house that we were looking at before giving up entirely, because nothing else had felt quite right. But, as ever with these things, there was an instant sense of belonging as we looked around. And isn’t that what a home is all about, a place in which to belong?

We may have only just arrived in Bedhampton, but already we feel a true sense of belonging which is, in huge part, down to the neighbours and their kindness and obvious care for the locale in which we live. That kind of community vibe is a rare thing these days and it is exactly what my husband and I were hoping for. 

We look forward to meeting more of you and becoming more involved in the community as we settle in. Thank you all for such a fantastic welcome!

Verity Lush. October 2019.

What's coming up?

Parish Christmas Fayre



This years Christmas Fayre is to be held on November 30th 2019 at St Nicholas Church.

Make a note in your diaries. All of the regular stalls will be there and of course a visit from Father Christmas.

You are now being asked for your kind donations for some of our stalls and activities.

November Parish Magazine


The electronic version is now available on line


or a hard copy version can be purchased for 50p from the Parish Office at St. Nicholas Church.

Start thinking about 2021

Take pictures around the Parish throughout the seasons in preparation for the 2021 Parish Calendar.

Start taking pictures around the Parish throughout the seasons in preparation for the 2021 Parish Calendar.

And there is more.

Let's have Christmas Tree


Find out how you can support the Bedhampton Community Christmas Tree Fund

St. Nicks Flicks


An Evening at The Elms


For the full sized image click on the link below.

Arts and Science in Bedhampton


The Parish Calendar 2020


Bidbury Mead W.I.


Updated 30th October 2019.

Poetry in Bedhampton


Operation Christmas Child


Read the whole information slip by clicking below

Mothers Union


Guide to Historic Bedhampton

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Time Travellers Guide (pdf)


Bedhampton Heritage Alliance

Friends of Bidbury Mead, The Manor Trust, Bedhampton Historical Collection and Save Old Bedhampton are co-operating in order to preserve our past whilst protecting our future.


Havant Borough Council Local Plan 2036

What is it all about.




The Government has made clear its determination to address the chronic housing shortage. It has instructed all planning authorities throughout the country to draw up plans to meet the backlog and future needs up to 2036, ensuring that this is co-ordinated with the required infrastructure whilst safeguarding the environment. This will be difficult in Havant where there is already very little spare land, either brownfield or greenfield.

Havant Borough by 2036. Some of the issues to be included in the plan.

The population will have increased by 17,000.

49% of the population will be over 60.

A new reservoir is required.

Sea levels are expected to rise by 6mm per year.

83,000 square metres of employment floor space is required.

The intended Plan will provide the following housing needs.

9,260 new homes (30% affordable) across 40 development sites.

30% of new homes will be adaptable to meet the needs of the ageing population.

These homes will be 19% more energy efficient.

Old town centres will be regenerated to provide housing and engaging social spaces.

Havant Borough Council’s Local Plan 2036. 

HBC published its draft plan early in 2018 and then held a series of borough wide exhibitions which were followed by a public consultation period during which all interested parties were invited to make representations. These then informed the next edition of the plan which is called The Pre-submission Plan. This version was passed by Council on 

30th Jan. 2019 and has just been published. It is now out for public consultation before being passed to the Minister of State in early summer 2019. He will then appoint an independent inspector who will conduct public examination hearings to ensure the plan is legal and meets the government approved strategy up till 2036. This will take 3 to 6 months. If passed the Council will then adopt and implement the Plan in spring 2020.

Why is it important to pass this public examination?

By meeting government requirements, the council can ensure additional benefits that support the environment, infrastructure, transport and quality of life. The adopted plan clearly tells developers what can be built and where. If the plan fails, developers can potentially develop piecemeal, bypass local policies and avoid investing in necessary infrastructure development.

Bedhampton Developments.

There have already been completed developments in the “Chalk Pit”, Scratchface Lane and Site 180. There are proposed development sites at 40 Acres (planning application already submitted), land south of Lower Road, Little Park House and Campdown. The latter is strictly in Purbrook, land south of Southdown College but is sufficiently close to impact significantly on Bedhampton. There are at present no planning applications for the last 3 named sites. Local resident’s associations, charitable trusts and voluntary organisations have and will continue to ensure that the plan as it affects Bedhampton and goes forward to Examination in Public is legal and sound. This means that they will challenge any element of a development that contravenes national or local policy affecting the environment (landscape, biodiversity), infrastructure (traffic volume and safety), quality of life (amenity and ambiance such as walking) as well as quality and design of the build. Save Old Bedhampton Steering Group, West Bedhampton Residents Association, Friends of Bidbury Mead and Bedhampton Charitable Trust are some of the organisations involved. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email bedhamptonvillage@gmail.com 

Details of the Public Consultation for both HBC Local Plan 2036 and also The Old Bedhampton Conservation Area Review.


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Broadmarsh - We need your ideas

In recent posts, Richard Jones has beautifully demonstrated the good bad and ugly of Broadmarsh. There are no preconceived ideas but we do need your thoughts and advice on how to stop the decline and regenerate an area of outstanding beauty on our doorstep.

Emails to bedhamptonvillage@gmail.com


Broadmarsh Needs some TLC

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Bedhampton Councillors' Surgery, 1st December 2018, The Golden Lion, 1100hrs.



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