the elms, Dates for your diary

The Secret


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updated 31st March 2019

Scout Fundraiser


A Scout fundraiser on Saturday 

18th May 1900hrs, St Nicholas Church.

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Large Print version.

Ward Councillors' Surgery


Saturday 6th April


The Golden Lion, Bedhampton

Free Coffee.

March Ward Councillors' Notes


Click on the link to read the notes from the March meeting.

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All Welcome


Ring the Parish Office for the Title.

02392 483013

Free entry.

Retiring Collection

Bedhampton Parish Administrator Post


This is a great opportunity for the right person to join the team at Bedhampton. The role of Parish Administrator is a vital part of our mission and it is a role that we expect to develop and grow as we move forward as a parish. Initially, part-time 20 hours, 9am-1pm Monday to Friday with some flexibility possible. Reporting directly to Max the church leader, could you be called to help us in the mission to God’s people in Bedhampton? Don’t hang about read the role description and get that application in now!

Details at:

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Pop along and see if you like it enough to become a member. If do not try you will never know and could be missing out!

Summer Show.


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Summer Show Competition

Updates on the latest scams.


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to see 6 new scams.

Find out more from Hants Alert.

1st Bedhampton Scout Group.


Click on the Action Button below to find out more about the Duck Race, Acoustic Covers and the March and April monthly notes.

Bedhampton Scouts.

Parish Magazine, April Edition available on line.


Bidbury Mead W.I.


More images of Bidbury Mead W.i.

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The Spring


Follow either Link below to the Spring's Home page or see what is on in April. There are lots of great things going on over Easter for all the Family.



Where are we now? What will happen Next?

A lot of hard work preparing all the submissions for the Local Plan and the Conservation Area Review has been completed and submitted. The next scheduled event is for cabinet and then the Full Council to debate our submissions and recommendations on the Conservation Area Review before voting on which of these should be adopted (Jun/Jul). After that we wait till Sep/Oct at which time we hope that the Independent Inspector will invite us to give evidence at the Examination in Public of the HBC LP 2036.. By the end of 2019 or start of 2020 the Inspector will decide if the H20 development site (south of Lower Road) should be supported or rejected. Unfortunately a planning application by the developer can be made at any time. However, as time passes it becomes ever more easy for the council to defer any application until the Inspector hears all the evidence and adjudicates. We are at the stage of needing a great deal of patience and stamina. Our own”Brexit” type saga?

We hope this is a little clearer than mud!


Bedhampton Heritage Alliance

Announcement 13th March 2019.



Since the public meeting organised by BHA we (a core group) have been working hard to gather all the material we need to make our submissions to HBC. We have thought about whether we should post this on the Village web site before the deadline of 5pm next Monday 18th March. We are concerned that this might give the developers an avoidable 'heads up' on our work.

So, if you have any burning issues that you want to raise please let us know BY RETURN and we will try to send you by email a copy of the relevant material we have prepared to help you prepare your own submission.

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Please note that our priority is to complete the work we have in hand but we will do our best.


Bedhampton SKI CHaMPIONSHIP 2019, Summer Show Saturday 6th July 2019.

Qualifying sessions are now being held in Bedhampton for the inaugural Bedhampton Downhill Open Ski Championship to be held at this years Summer Show, Saturday 6th July. Let us hope we get the same weather as last year!!!!


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 

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

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Guide to Historic Bedhampton

Time Travellers Guide (pdf)



John Keats, 1795 - 1821. 

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.


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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.

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Broadmarsh Needs some TLC

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

Local Heroes Remembered.


A series of articles written by David Proud about local service men who lost their lives in The Great War. 

Read about Alfred Oliver Inglett (1880 – 1916)

Local Heroes Remembered.


A series of articles written by David Proud about local service men who lost their lives in The Great War. 

Read about Charles Holcomb,1890-1916, 2nd Hampshire Regiment.

Local Heroes Remembered.


A series of articles written by David Proud about local service men who lost their lives in The Great War. 

Read about Charles Main RN 1878-1918



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