Ropley CoronaVirus Support Plan


Given the current situation, it seems unlikely that the listed events will actually take place, so do check with the organiser before setting out.


Coronavirus support directory

Connect To Support Hampshire have collated a directory of useful links and information for Coronavirus. From volunteering to NHS advice to loneliness:

John Geoghegan
EHDC Community Officer (Alton and surrounding villages)


New helpline launched for vulnerable people

A new helpline has been launched for frail and vulnerable residents to call if they need help during the coronavirus pandemic.
East Hampshire District Council has joined forces with Hampshire County Council, voluntary groups and other district and boroughs across the county to set up the Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline.
The line can be used by residents who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need urgent assistance with essential food or household supplies, collection of medication, or who are at risk of loneliness.

The number – 0333 370 4000 – will be manned seven days a week, from 9am-5pm.

It is available only for Hampshire residents, while those in Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight have alternative arrangements.
As well as providing advice and information the call centre will co-ordinate requests for practical help, passing them through to the appropriate local authority.
EHDC Leader, Cllr Richard Millard, said: “Help us help those most in need in our community. If you, or someone you know, is struggling to cope during the coronavirus outbreak, please use this number and we will help.
“The more we work together the better we will come through this crisis and the stronger we will bounce back afterwards.”

Will Parsons
HBC/EHDC Communications Officer


Opening Hours

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus and a need to keep our shelves stocked and our customers/staff safe, from Monday 30th March until further notice, the shop and Post Office will close every day at 1.00pm.  This will enable us to allow cleaning and restocking to be carried out in the afternoons.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Weekend hours are unchanged.


As some of you will know, we have started a delivery service for residents of Ropley, including Monkwood and Charlwood.  Please see below for details of this and a pre-order service for pick up.

We are keeping our shelves stocked with many items (but no loo roll!) and have daily deliveries of bread and vegetables, regular deliveries of milk and eggs, and meat, cheese and wine coming in as usual.

The Courtyard Community Village Shop and Post Office
Church Street
Tel:  01962 773666

Hants County Council Announcement
Regarding HWRCs (tips)

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday, all HWRCs will now be closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak until further notice
Stuart Jarvis
Director of Economy, Transport and Environment
Hants County Council

Parish Council Announcement

Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and according to Government advice, the Parish Council has cancelled the Ordinary Parish Council meeting which was scheduled for 7th April 2020.
The play area at the Recreation Ground is now closed, following the Government’s instruction to close public spaces.
Please contact the Clerk on clerk@ropley.org.uk if you have any queries.
Becky French
Clerk to Ropley Parish Council

Penns Place to shut to the public

East Hampshire District Council’s offices at Penns Place will be shut to the public indefinitely from Monday 23 March.
The decision has been taken with the safety of customers and staff in mind as part of measures taken to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Customers who would normally come to Penns Place in person are now asked to contact the council on 01730 266551 or on www.easthants.gov.uk.
The council outreach offices in Alton and Bordon have also been closed.
All formal council meetings have also been cancelled, with decision-making powers transferred to officers and the Leader Cllr Richard Millard.
Full details: Penns Place to shut to the public
East Hampshire District Council

Ropley Parish Council

Updated and new policies here

EH784 – A31 Winchester Road, Ropley
Drainage Improvements
starting 16th March

As part of Operation Resilience, there are upcoming drainage improvement works on A31 Winchester Road, Ropley, from the junction with Gascoigne Lane to the end of the Northbound 40mph section, and on Gascoigne Lane from the junction with the A31 to the junction with Dunsells Lane.

The works are programmed to start the week commencing 16th March 2020 and are expected to last for approximately 9 weeks. Due to the impact the works will have on traffic and to minimise disruption, we will be carrying out the works in two phases:

Phase 1: The A31 will be carried out under two-way traffic lights between the hours of 09:30 – 16:00. There will be a short period in these works on the A31 which will require traffic lights on site 24/7, and these will be manually operated through peak periods.

Phase 2: Gascoigne Lane will be carried out under a road closure between the hours of 07:30 – 17:00. The road will re-open outside of these hours and each phase will be carried out separately.

During the works we will be carrying out improvements on the existing drainage system as well as clearing and reshaping ditches to reinstate their carrying capacity and improve their ability to convey water.

Information signs advising road users of the works will be erected before the start of works.

Should you have any questions or require further information please contact the Operation Resilience team on 01962 813063 or email operation.resilience@hants.gov.uk.

Richard Peach
Principal Engineer – Planned Maintenance
Hampshire Highways


Respond via www.easthants.gov.uk/ontherightpath



NOTICE is hereby given that not less than seven days from the date of this notice, East Hampshire District Council pursuant to an arrangement entered into under Section 19 of the Local Government Act 2000, with the Council of the County of Hampshire, intend to make an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along a length of Goleigh Farm Lane, Selborne, from its junction with Buttons Lane, northwards, for a distance of 440 metres.
Pedestrian and vehicular access to affected properties will be maintained.
The Order is necessary to facilitate the replacement of a Openreach pole and associated spine cabling works.
The alternative route for vehicles will be via Windmill Copse Lane, Slade Farm Lane, Monkey Lane, Station Road, Noar Hill Common Road and vice versa.
Map: #49018 – GOLEIGH FARM Ln-RC-01 – 26787 v1
It is expected that the works will last for approximately 3 months or until the works are completed, whichever is the sooner starting on or after the 24 February 2020.
Not withstanding the above, it is expected that the closure will be required for 3 days.
For any queries about the works taking place please contact Hire-A-Lite on 08443329009.
Dated this seventh day of February 2020.
East Hampshire District Council

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