Ropley CoronaVirus Support Plan


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


Sports Pavilion Re-Opening 9th July

Volunteers are looking to open the Sports Pavilion Bar next Thursday 9th July.
From 6-9pm and for the next few weeks.

Customers, please read the following if you will be visiting, this will also be explained on arrival.

If the weather is bad we will not open as no access to the main building at any time. Updates will be posted online.

  • There will be NO entry to the main building.
    • The bar will be situated in the main doorway.
    • There will be no draft beer/cider at the moment unless demand dictates it’s necessary, only bottles, cans and no sweets.
  • Please follow the one way system through the club when using the toilet facilities at all times.
  • Toilets will be accessed from the side entrance of the club by the changing rooms please exit this way too. These will be cleaned regularly.
    • The disabled toilet is the only toilet that will be open, this will also be cleaned regularly.
    • There will be additional instructions for the use of the toilet displayed by the door.
    • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult to the toilet.
  • All seating will be outside, please bring your own chairs / rugs.
  • If drinking outside, please queue outside where someone will take your order , there will be no entry into the main building. Payment will be taken by cash or contactless.
  • If drinking outside, can you please use the bins provided for bottles/cans.
  • Please do your bit by keeping 2m apart where possible.
  • Please use the hand sanitisers which are located at many different points around the club that are accessible.
  • We will not need to take every customer’s details for the government’s ‘track and trace’ system, as the only areas available will be outside

If you are displaying any symptoms, please stay home.
Please note this facility is being run by volunteers for the community.
Lots of work goes into keeping this facility running so if it is not sufficiently supported we will close the bar.
If there is a demand for the bar we will consider opening on other days/weekends.

We hope to see as many of you as possible.

Nicky Dennis


The MUGA at Ropley is reopening from 4th July. The Play-area remains shut at this time.

The MUGA will be opened and left unlocked (gates open) from 4 July (inclusive).  The MUGA on-line system to be re-activated for those who wish to secure a booking, otherwise open access to casual players.

Please help to reduce the risk of the spread of Coronavirus, and:

  • Maintain 2 metres social distance with people from outside your household at all times
  • Maximum of 6 people in the MUGA
  • Please wait outside the MUGA if distancing measures cannot be met
  • Bring and remove your own equipment, basket-/foot-/tennis- balls
  • No food or drink on the court
  • Remove all  rubbish to bins or take home
  • MUGA gates to be left unsecured during play and on leaving to enable hands-free access
  • Please wash and/or sanitise hands before and after using this site
  • MUGA facility is used entirely at your own risk.

Becky French
Clerk to Ropley Parish Council
Tel: 01962 777427

CV19 Scam Awareness Flyer
from Hampshire Constabulary

Please find attached the COVID-19 Scam Awareness flyer outlining some of the most common scams being seen at the moment.
Please note these scams are evolving all the time so you may see different variations or new ones popping up which may not be included in this flyer.
To keep up to date we recommend signing up to Hampshire Alert (www.hampshirealert.co.uk) and Action Fraud (www.actionfraud.police.uk) for notifications.

Victoria Snow
Force Crime Prevention Advisor

Off-Line Edition

BMRT May-June 20 – 2 is now available – designed for local printing. Feel free to print a copy for yourself, and for any friends or neighbours without internet access.

27th April

Forthcoming Parish Council Meetings

Due to Covid-19, the Parish Council has taken the decision to cancel the forthcoming APA, AGM & Ordinary meetings, which were scheduled for Tuesday 5th May.
The Parish Council will review the need for Ordinary Parish Council meetings on a monthly basis and will update the website. If you have any queries or wish to raise anything, please contact the Clerk Becky French on clerk@ropleypc.org or call 01962 777427.

Becky French
Clerk to Ropley Parish Council


The magazine’s editorial team have decided it’s impractical to print and distribute the May-June edition of the magazine in the usual way.  So news articles have been published here instead  …  see News. 
Normal contact information for the various village organisations is published through the Contact, Facilities and Clubs pages (as supplied by the originators).

24th April

 COVID 19 Support Services Flyer from Hampshire Constabulary

Covid_19 NPT Leaflet A4 Colour WEB

Coronavirus grants now being issued to East Hampshire businesses

Coronavirus grants now being issued to East Hampshire businesses

Coronavirus Update  April 2020

Your council April 2020

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 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.
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.

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

 Penns Place to shut to the public

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

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