Watercress & Winterbournes – 6 August

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The event is on Monday 6th August at 7pm, meeting at Abbotts Ann Village shop. Numbers are limited and booking is essential.

The objective is for me to generate awareness and also to recruit some interested people onto the Pillhill Brook Community Catchment Group (CCG). This CCG would decide the projects to be written into our Heritage Lottery Bid, which if it is successful, will release the 5 years’ worth of funding.

 

Fly Tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and is a criminal offence.

Examples of fly-tipping include:

  • dumping waste on land where there is no waste management licence, including public highways
  • leaving rubbish or waste outside household waste recycling centres
  • giving your waste to someone else to fly-tip
  • allowing waste to be dumped on your own property

The Police and local authorities take action against any householder or business who illegally disposes of their waste, or who does not ensure that their waste is collected by a registered waste service firm.

You are legally responsible for any household waste produced on your property or where you live. This responsibility is called your “duty of care”.

You face an unlimited fine if your waste ends up fly-tipped and you cannot show that you took reasonable steps to prevent it.

       Report fly-tipping to Test Valley Borough Council on 01264 368000

 

Footpath Representative Required

Image result for footpath signDo you walk around Monxton regularly? If so, Monxton needs a new Footpath Representative, to ensure all our byways and paths are kept in good condition for us all to enjoy.

The role involves keeping an eye on all the paths in the parish (maps are available) and liaising with the parish lengthsman on keeping the paths cut and well maintained.

Reports on the paths need to be given quarterly to Monxton Parish Council at the meetings, although this can also be a written report if you’re unable to attend each time.

So if you enjoy walking around our beautiful parish please get in touch – monxtonmatters@gmail.com

Tree Works in the Monxton Conservation Area

Residents are reminded that Test Valley Borough Council must have given their approval, in writing,  before any tree work is carried out within the Monxton Conservation Area.

For more information contact the TVBC Planning Department, at Beech Hurst on 01264-368000 and ask for the Tree Department.  Applications can also be completed and submitted online at planning@testvalley.gov.uk.

Village Clean Up – thank you!

A great turn out today with at least 25 villagers spending a few hours helping to clean our lovely village. Signs are now sparkling and the greenery around them has been cut back, verges and hedges have been trimmed, litter has been collected, and the bridge by the village green is now clear of ivy. Quite a few trees have had the ivy cut back on them, and the area around the village hall has been tidied, weeded and swept.

All in all the village looks much better this evening for everyone’s hard work. So thank you to those who came to help. A well-earned bacon butty and cuppa was enjoyed afterwards in the village hall.

And thank you to all of you who keep the village looking good on a regular basis – whether it’s litter-picking whilst out walking, or keeping your properties looking great.

We plan to have an autumn clean-up as well – which will also involve planting bulbs and trees. to ensure our village looks wonderful for years to come.

Monxton Spring Clean Sunday 7 May

Sunday 7th May 2017
10am to 12 noon

It’s time for a Spring Clean in Monxton so let’s all get together and make our beautiful village look great for summer.

Meet at the Village Green at 10am and we shall provide rubbish bags, gloves and waste paper ‘grabbers’.

We also need:

  • buckets, sponges/cloths, scrubbing brushes for cleaning signs and/or benches
  • garden shears, hedge trimmers & secateurs
  • lots of willing volunteers

We are compiling a list of jobs to do, but if you have a particular job you’d like to do, or you think should be added then please email monxtonmatters@gmail.com

Jobs so far:

  • All sign posts cleaned
  • Litter picking
  • Hedge or verge trimming
  • Ivy cut from trees, bridge, walls etc
  • Village Hall exterior to be tidied
  • Village green area to be tidied by the electricity sub-station

Please let us know if you’re coming so we know many to cater for. In return for your efforts hot and cold drinks, and bacon butties will be provided for all helpers in the Village Hall from 12noon.

We would love to see as many people helping as possible, and children and families are most welcome.

THANK YOU!