St Mary’s Monxton



ON SUNDAY 22nd May 2022  following the 11.00 a.m. Church Service


 Opening prayer

  1. Apologies
  • Election of Churchwardens      (Vestry Meeting) No nominations received to date
  • Minutes of previous A.P.C.M. held on 23rd May 2021
  • Matters arising
  • Clergy Report
  • Electoral Roll Report
  • Secretary’s Report
  • Financial Report (posted on church notice board)
  • Church Fabric and Churchyard Report
  1. Deanery Synod Report
  1. Elections:  

a)  P.C.C. Members                      

b)  Resolution to alter number of elected lay members to the P.C.C. to come into force in 12 month’s time

  1. Appointment of Independent Financial Examiner
  1. Any Other Business

Closing prayer

Amport Parish Council AGM – 16th May 2022 

7.30pm at East Cholderton Sea Scouts Hut

Guest Speaker – Maggie Shelton from Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust

We would like to invite anyone who would like to attend the AGM for Amport Parish Council.  This is your chance to hear from our Chairman Chris Harris and meet all our councilors and hear what we have been doing in the last year, and what plans are for this wonderful Platinum Jubilee year.  We hope you will join us and there will be refreshments available.  This will be followed by our usual monthly Parish Council Meeting which of course you are all welcome to attend.  

We look forward to welcoming you and please let our Clerk Heather Bourner ( know if you are likely to attend. Of course you are welcome to turn up on the evening. Please remember all members of the public are welcome to attend any of our meetings. We look forward to seeing you.

Amport Parish Council

Parish Council meeting May 5th 2022


There will be a meeting of Monxton Parish Council at 7.30 pm on Thursday 5th May 2022 at Monxton Village Hall. All Councillors are requested to participate. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting alternatively they can email items for discussion to the Clerk, Heather Bourner

For further information please contact The Clerk

Heather Bourner

Clerk to Monxton Parish Council

01264 773976

  1. Apologies for Absence Welcome and Apologies. 
  2. Election of Chairman & Vice Chairman
  3. Readoption of standing orders, finance regulations and code of conduct
  4. Public Participation
  5. Declarations of Interest
  6. Minutes & matters arising       
  7. Reports to include

Village Hall update


           Environment & Footpaths



  • Planning

Applications since previous meeting:-

22/00453/TREEN, tree works, The Chesters, Green Lane- no objections

22/00561/TREEN-tree works, Brewery House, Green Lane-no objections

22/00418/FULLN, erection of greenhouse, Little Cottage- no objections

22/00601/FULLN, ground floor extension, Shoetree Cottage- no objection

22/00615/FULLN- erection of security fencing gates and barriers and security hut, Andover business park, no objection

22/00921/TREEN tree works, land adjacent to Field House- no objection

Applications to be considered

22/01147/FULLN, erection of agricultural building, land between Homelea & Madonna, Andover Road

Confirmation of outcome from TVBC

21/03241/LBWN replace 2 ground floor windows, Meadow View-consent

2103606/TRRE, tree works, Garden Cottage, Chalk Pit Lane- no objections

2200104/TREEN, tree works, Monxton Man

or-no objection

22/00453/TREEN, tree works, The Chesters, Green Lane- no objections

220561/TREEN tree works, Brewery House, Green Lane no objection

  • County and Borough Councillors Report
  • Correspondence
  • Any other Business

Date of Next Meeting- 7.30 pm on Tuesday 12th July 2022

Easter Services at St Mary’s Monxton and other local churches

Wednesday 13th April.

6pm Over Wallop. Taize reflections. Taize songs, scripture, prayer and reflection.

Good Friday 15th April:

11am Monxton. Meditations. Hymns, scripture, prayers and reflection.

– 2pm Nether Wallop. Reflections. 45 minutes of readings, music, prayers and quiet meditation

– 6pm Amport. Cross of Christ (choral)

Holy Saturday 16th April.

7pm St Michael’s West Andover. Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday 17th April

11am St Mary’s Monxton Holy Communion followed by refreshments and an Easter Egg hunt

Action Fraud: Scams

Action Fraud (NFIB)
More than £50 million was lost last year to scams where victims are tricked into handing over control of their computer or smartphone to criminals.

New data from Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, reveals that 20,144 people fell victim to scams where they were persuaded to grant criminals remote access to their device. Victims reported losing a total of £57,790,384 – an average loss of £2,868 per victim.  

What are remote access scams?
Remote Access scams will often begin with a browser pop-up saying that your computer is infected with a virus, or maybe a call from someone claiming to be from your bank saying that they need to connect to your computer in order to cancel a fraudulent transaction on your account. Regardless of the narrative the fraudster’s use, their goal is to steal your money or access your financial information by tricking you into allowing them to remotely connect to your computer. 

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Mullish, from the City of London Police, said: “While remote access tools are safe when used legitimately, we want the public to be aware that they can be misused by criminals to perpetrate fraud. We often see criminals posing as legitimate businesses in order to trick people into handing over control of their computer or smartphone. “You should only install software or grant remote access to your computer if you’re asked by someone you know and trust, such as a friend or family member, and never as a result of an unsolicited call, browser pop-up or text message.” 

How to protect yourself 
Only install software or grant remote access to your computer if you’re asked by someone you know and trust, such as a friend or family member, and never as a result of an unsolicited call, browser pop up, or text message.

Remember, a bank or service provider will never contact you out of the blue requesting remote access to your device. If you believe your laptop, PC, tablet or phone has been infected with a virus or some other type of malware, follow the NCSC’s guidance on recovering an infected device. Protect your money by contacting your bank immediately on a different device from the one the scammer contacted you on. Report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via If you are in Scotland, please report to Police Scotland directly by calling 101.  
Message Sent By
Action Fraud
(Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Amport House – Update

This is the latest update from Amport Parish Council on the proposed Hotel at Amport House. 

We had a meeting with Will Ashworth from Another Place. Here is the latest update from him. 


  • We are currently having detailed discussions with the planning case officer and three consultees (Highways, Conservation and Environmental Health) to iron out the remaining concerns
  • Our design teams will then find solutions to these issues and submit updated plans/proposals
  • These updated plans will be publicly available for comment as per the normal planning consultations
  • We hope the proposal will then go to the planning committee in May or June.


  • Hampshire Highways have asked for further analysis (stress testing models). They have also asked us to consider if we can avoid cars exiting gate 2 and re-entering through gate 3 by creating an internal route. We believe this would also address several local concerns.
  • Conservation have asked us to consider a number of elements ranging from providing more detail for paths and railings etc etc to the position of Kids Club and its outside play area as well as elements relating to Swim Club 
  • I believe the Environmental Health discussion is happening today but there to do not appear to be significant hurdles.


  • We will press on with the detailed design as soon as permission is granted. 
  • We hope to start an enabling works contract in the autumn that focusses on the main house. This would include repairing windows, creating service runs for plumbing and electrical elements and preparing the main house for a full renovation.
  • The main contract would look to start at the end of 2022 and include all other aspects of the project
  • It is anticipated that the main contract would run for about 12 months
  • We will work with the planning team on discharging all conditions during the detailed design phase.
  • Once we have appointed a contractor we will work with them and the local community on construction traffic plans to limit the impact.

We will endeavour to keep you appraised of our progress to ensure the local community have accurate information and stop any unhelpful rumour mills.

 Will Ashworth CEO 

Amport Internet Outage

This letter has come from BT Open Reach at the highest level. Dated 9th March 2022

I am sorry that the repair to our fibre cabinet is taking longer than expected to repair, after the storm caused damage to the feeding cable. I know how important a broadband connection is for you for normal day-to-day living as well as allowing home workers to work from home and business to run.

I’m really sorry that there have been delays with getting our traffic management on-site to allow the repairs to be completed safely by our engineers. Like I said in my earlier email we did have the work provisionally booked in for 8 March. But unfortunately, our traffic management suppliers have made some administrative errors when booking this in and it was only highlighted to us at the last minute. To be clear this was a problem with our traffic management supplier and not anything to do with the local authority who permits are submitted to.

I have escalated this again with our traffic management suppliers and this is now booked back in for this Friday 11 March and our engineers will attend the same day to complete the repair work. I’m checking this daily and will confirm with you when the work will be completed or let you know if there any further issues.

If you need anything in the interim please just let me know and please do pass on our apologies that it’s taking us longer than we would like to get you back into service.

BT Open Reach

Donations for Ukraine – Update

UPDATE 2/3/21 21.30

** we need to know of bulk donations coming in and get a LOT more people volunteering here to box ** we also need so many cardboard boxes please **

Donations can come in but if you have time please label them and sort them. If you have many donations like 7 big bags let me know first.

* Adult clothes are not a priority at the moment
* Medicines. First aid kits and Blankets (not duvets) are a priority
Bring in what we asked already but if you can send clothes to the charity shops if not sorted …  or hang on till we box and ship more important items needed at present then that gives the refugees what they need.  And you can still donate them to the refugees that are coming to the UK who desperately need these. 
*FYI clothes take a lot longer to sort and check and we know that is no longer a desperate need as Poland was inundated with clothes.

* Today we had an emergency call for blankets and medicines.  We sent that van with an incredible amount of boxes. That van is going straight to the distribution front line in Poland.  The guy driving will text me and tell me EXACTLY what is needed and we will then let you know.
* Today we also checked, boxed, labelled and moved 2 TONNES of 12 PALLETTES from Amport Church to the lorry pick up (thank you Able & Cole and all the volunteers especially as there were not many but they worked so VERY hard)

* We need MORE VOLUNTEERS but everyone… oh my… was incredible.  We were like a machine and we did more than all of us could believe.  So hats off and so many praises to the volunteers who relentlessly stayed all day or most of it and worked their socks off.

One more thing I want to say.
* we had tears of pain and happiness of kindness and emotions at times high mainly touched by the amazing effort by all from big to small.
* we paused each and every volunteer to take a moment at how overwhelmingly amazing some of the items were or the sheer volume of new stuff you got and we all know we need.
* the volunteers were so hard working we have all been shocked how we did so much and have done our best to receive stuff tomorrow. 
It really is a blessing to see! We have a very amazing town of people!

Volunteer time at:
* St. Mary’s Church, Amport, SP11 8BW > Best location 10am to 5.45pm (looking to extend this)
* if we need drivers to take things to Able & Co (where the lorry is) then I will do another post.

Thanks, Kristan Barraclough