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Welcome - The Parish Council website has been revamped and is now a source of lots of new information. In addition to general Parish Council information, it also includes direct links to: schools, doctors, airports, rail, emergencies for water, gas etc., flooding, cost of living support, and a 'Report It' button to allow you to directly report Potholes, Fly Tipping, Missed Bin Collection etc., to either HCC or EHDC. Please have a look and see (it is still a work in progress). 



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Please check drains near your house to check drains clear of debris to aid flow of water


GROUND WATER LEVEL Farringdon Borehole (116/17 Lower Farringdon could Flood) 

24th February (8pm)  114.93 (Steady/ Normal)



From the Environment Agency (20/2/2024) In response to recent rainfall, groundwater levels have risen above the level that requires early awareness and the level at which a groundwater flood alert is issued, determined from the Farringdon borehole in the Alton, Chawton and Lower Farringdon areas. The groundwater level is higher than normal at this location and is currently slowly rising. The catchment remains sensitive to rainfall due to saturated ground and levels may continue to increase as we receive further rainfall. A groundwater flood alert was issued on 09 January 2024 for the areas at risk of groundwater flooding in Alton, Chawton and Lower Farringdon and this will remain in force. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide an update as this changes.

Flood alert area: Lower Farringdon & Chawton.


PLEASE PLAN AHEAD - Document below (from The Environment Agency) is a Personal Flood Plan for you to fill in.

For Flood Advice see 'Our Village' / 'Flooding' for lots of information and to sign up to Flood Alerts.


Report a flooding problem | Hampshire County Council (


(Dave Mattey's website - scroll down on site for graph)




 D O C U M E N T S 



On behalf of the CIO - Farringdon Village Hall, Alton (Link to website)

If you wish to put yourself forward as a Trustee of the Farringdon Village Hall Charity - the application form is above.     * DEADLINE for submission 12.00 noon 28th February 2024.

Please don't forget to hand in your Village Hall CIO Membership form ASAP - form also above.

Members General Meeting Farringdon Village Hall Charity - All Saints Parish Church on Wednesday 6th March, starting at 7pm.

ANY QUESTIONS for the CIO -  Please send to [email protected]




R O A D     W O R K S     E T C

BRIGHTSTONE LANE - lots of gravel in the dip after all the rain.

SELBORNE ROAD POTHOLES - The very bad potholes opposite last fence (Past Goslings) has been filled. However there is another nasty one the way to Alton on the Caker Stream bridge dip before Farm & Country.

GASTON LANE / BARLEYWOOD LANE - CLOSED -  Due to immediate safety concerns HCC made the difficult decision to close the road to ensure continued highway safety. Our structures team carried out a formal inspection the follow day and confirmed in their opinion the brick culvert under the road was dangerous and therefore the road should remain closed - they have now installed water filled barriers in an effort to prevent them from being moved. I should point out the culvert here is not safe for vehicles to drive over in its current state. (email from HCC)

B3004 CLOSED (SSEN Alton to Bordon Project), diversion via Selborne except HGVs who have a 16 mile detour via the A32. Should there be an emergency, residents and businesses are encouraged to call 105, rather than calling any community phone number or emailing any community inbox. This number is also placed on the SSEN Permit Board for road users to see. This number is for all power cuts and emergencies and will ensure the emergency is dealt with as swiftly as possible.

A3 in both directions, from 9pm Friday 23 February to 5.30am Monday 26 February, between the M25 and the A247/B2215 south of Ripley. (RHS Garden Wisley and the Garden Centre will be closed to all visitors Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February 2024) due to the A3 weekend closure, as part of the ongoing M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange roadworks.


Brightstone Lane Closed 2nd April 0930-1530 (Openreach).




G I V E    Y O U R     V I E W S 


EHDC Local Plan (You can comment from NOW) 

Local plan consultation | East Hampshire District Council (


HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL Future Services Consultation (You can comment until 31st March)

Hampshire County Council Future Services Consultation | About the Council | Hampshire County Council (




B I N S 

What to do if your bin wasn't collected | East Hampshire District Council (




P A R I S H     C O U N C I L


Cllr. Bosley working with Village Garden / Community Resilience (and Upper Farringdon Flooding)      

Cllr. Causton working on Reviewing Parish Council Working Documents

Cllr. Clegg working on C.I.O. (Village Hall) 

Cllr. Doherty working on Church Wi-fi   

Cllr. Gilchrist  working on budgets and assets 

Cllr. Maughan working on Flood Plan / Community Resilience & A32 road safety

Cllr. Prynne & Cllr. Williams - working on road signage   

Cllr. Williams working on Brightstone Lane issues                                                          


** Please bear in mind the Parish Clerk works Tuesday / Thursday and so if you need to contact the Parish Council urgently email [email protected] and it will be picked up by one of us. **