Ropley Society – Village Spring Clean and more


Looking forward to a better year in 2021

The Ropley Society Committee are looking forward hopefully to life returning to something a little more like normal as the first few months of 2021 progress and the news of vaccinations progresses. We have booked the parish hall for some events but will of course have to wait and see what the Covid 19 situation is as we get nearer to those dates.

 Village Spring Clean 2021

We will be initiating a village Spring Clean again in spring 2021 starting in February.

We would ask all Spring Clean volunteers to ensure that they comply with whatever Covid 19 restrictions and social distancing measures are in place at the time as they plan to walk their particular area of the village for the Spring Clean.

For this purpose, the village is split into 6 areas which are listed below. Each has a volunteer coordinator. Should you wish to assist in this very worthwhile operation at a time of your selection please contact Keith Monkhouse by email at giving the location you would like to clear and your name will be passed to the appropriate coordinator. The Ropley Society can provide hi vis jackets, bin liners and rubbish pickers on request.

Neighbourhoods and Associated Roads

  1. Berry Hill, Vicarage Lane, Hale Close Church Street, Lyeway Lane to Charlwood Lane, School Lane, Church Lane, Hammonds Lane and Maddocks Hill.
  2. Gascoigne Lane, Court Lane, Andrews Lane, Gilbert Street, Swelling Hill to pond, Rowdell, Dunsells Lane and Town Close.
  3. Ropley Dean, Station Road, Station Hill, Darville Road, Bighton Hill to just North of bridge and the A31 between Shell Garage and the end of the 40-mph limit. Colbrook Field and Berry Hill
  4. Smugglers Lane, Lyeway Lane, Hill Farm Road, Petersfield Road (Lyeway Nursery to Charlwood Lane), Charlwood Lane and Priors Lane.
  5. Soames Lane, Stapley Lane, Parkstone Rd and Lyewood and Petersfield Road (Stapley Lane to Lyeway Nursery)
  6. Petersfield Road (A31 to Stapley Lane), Park Lane and Hook Lane.

 Advanced dates for your 2021 diaries – all of course subject to Covid 19 restrictions

  • Thursday 15th April – The Society’s AGM and social evening with speaker TBC
  • Thursday 10th June – Social evening – Speaker TBC
  • TBC October – Photographic Competition evening with speaker TBC

Keep up to date with information from the Society via our website at

Carole Oldham