Welcome to the home page for Buriton Parish Council.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Buriton Parish Council has adopted some different ways of working in order to continue with its business - but it is hoped that meetings for the remainder of 2022 can be held in the upper part of the Village Hall on the dates as listed below. If you have any queries about any Parish Council matter, please continue to contact our Clerk, Mrs Petra Norris, in the normal way: via 07943 536065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council initiated a special support service for residents affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak – working in conjunction with Neighbourcare Buriton and St Mary’s church. This service was designed to help our older residents, the vulnerable and those who are self-isolating. No-one in the community should feel that they are ever on their own – and no-one need go out against any Government advice. For anyone without family or friends nearby able to help them, the message is: “we’ve got a way of helping you: just phone 07769 691919 or 01730 269034 or email email@example.com” Further information about the Coronavirus outbreak can be found on the special COVID-19 VIRUS part of this website: with pages relating to local information, links to national guidance and other useful information.
As well as establishing this Community Website for the parish, the Parish Council provides copies of Agendas and Minutes of its Meetings here in addition to quarterly 'Update Reports'.
Initiatives to address climate change and the depleted state of nature in the country have been launched by the Parish Council and now have their own sections on this website: click here for climate change and here for nature. Details of the 'Climate & Nature Charter' adopted by the Parish Council can be found here.
Dates of the regular Parish Council meetings for 2022 are listed below - as well as the names of the members of the Council elected as a result of the May 2019 election process and subsequent co-options. Elections for all East Hampshire District Council Wards and all Town and Parishes within the East Hampshire area took place on Thursday 2 May 2019 and full details of how to stand for election were provided via this website.
The Council's 2020 Annual Meeting could not be held because of the COVID-19 pandemic but copies of the summary of achievements for recent years can be viewed under the 'Annual Reports' tab from this web-page. Accounts Notices and Governance Statements are available under the 'Other Information' tab.
Although the Parish Council does not need to comply with the Government's 'Transparency Code for Smaller Councils', the Council considers that it is good practice to display a range of other information in this part of the website [see under 'Other Information' tab].
Details of any planning applications in the parish can be found by clicking here: Planning Applications in the Parish of Buriton | Buriton Community Website
Both Hampshire County Council and East Hampshire District Council now have quick, on-line ways for people to report local problems - and there are direct links from this website. The drop-down menu under "Useful information" now has the following topics (each with their own direct link to HCC, EHDC or elsewhere): Planning Enforcement issues; reporting fly-tipping; reporting Rights of Way problems; reporting road problems; reporting issues to the Police; and other Useful Emergency Contacts.
The Parish Council aims to make the countryside accessible to responsible walkers by a steady programme of replacing stiles with kissing gates. We offer a warm welcome to visitors to the parish - particularly those travelling on foot, by cycle or on horse back. The local walks leaflet, "Exploring Buriton" (downloadable from the home page of this website, provides details of a number of circular walks in the parish and encourages visitors to respect the countryside as it is cherished by the local community.
Our Parish Clerk, Petra Norris, can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 07943 536065.
Meetings for 2022 are as follows:
- Monday 31 January 2022
- Monday 28 March
- Monday 23 May (including APM)
- Monday 25 July
- Monday 26 September
- Monday 28 November
If there is business to discuss the Planning Committee will hold additional meetings (usually on Monday evenings): details are always posted in advance on the Parish Council noticeboard as well as on this website.
Members of the Parish Council (following elections in 2019 and subsequent co-options) are as follows:
- Doug Jones (Chair)
- Maggie Johnston (Vice-Chair)
- Lynne Ashcroft
- Andrew Bray
- Heidi Coates
- Tim Crew
- Lee Lloyd
- Sarah Stevens
- Tom Wheeler
Chairs of the Parish Council's Committees are as follows:
- Planning Committee Chair: Maggie Johnston
- Rights of Way Committee Chair: Doug Jones
- Village Hall & Recreation Committee Chair: Tim Crew
- Finance & General Purposes Committee Chair: Andrew Bray
District Councillor: Robert Mocatta (email@example.com)
County Councillor: Robert Mocatta (firstname.lastname@example.org)