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ROPLEY CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRESENT

PORRIDGE

A fun filled production by Craig Hawes.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY 1st and 2nd July
ROPLEY PARISH HALL
Doors Open 6.45 p.m.  Curtain Up 7p.m
TICKETS £5    Children under 5 free
Helen Sandell  772179

BRILLIANT ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

NEWS

Ropley Neighbourhood Plan – June Update

Following the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan objectives by the Parish Council in April, we have turned our attention to formulating the policies that will enforce the plan objectives, starting with ensuring that any new development is well integrated into the existing landscape, the built environment and that discrete settlements are discouraged from coalescing, followed by protecting the rural landscape and character of the Parish including views into and out of the village centre and from public rights of way. We hope to present these policies to the Parish Council for approval at their July meeting.

We have also created a suite of site assessment criteria that will be used to evaluate the land parcels that have been submitted to the steering group through the landowner registration process. These site assessment criteria were presented to and approved by the Parish Council at their May meeting, and we are now forming teams of volunteers to assess these sites over the summer. In addition a second team of volunteers is getting ready to start the landscape character assessment which will highlight the key landscape features of the village that must be protected by policies.

We have now been granted funding to undertake a Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) and are in the process of finalising the parameters for the task. It will be undertaken by an external contractor with experience in performing these assessments.

Finally, a further public consultation meeting will take place on 21st September at 7.30pm in the Sports Pavilion at which we expect to present the plan policies prior to the start of the public consultation period – please book the date in your diaries.

If you would like to understand more about Ropley’s Neighbourhood Plan and get involved to support its development then either

  • come to the open Steering Committee meetings in the small room at the Parish Hall, held alternate Mondays at 7.30pm. Meetings will be held on 4th and 18th July, 1st and 15th August.

 Ropley Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group

Warning from Hampshire Trading Standards Service – Doorstep callers offering  to Tarmac driveways
– ALTON area

Hampshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service is warning the public to be wary of cold callers at the door offering to tarmac driveways.
Reports have been received from the Alton area, but the warning applies to all of Hampshire.
Click here for more details.

Neighbourhood Planning

The future – in your hands!