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The second highest village in Hampshire
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World War One Centenary – Lights Out
LIGHTS OUT is an invitation to everyone in the UK to turn off their lights from 10pm until 11pm on 4th August 2014, leaving a single light on or candle burning for a shared moment of reflection. This will mark the hour that Britain entered World War 1 one hundred years ago.


The BoomTown festival take place between 7th and 10th August.  The official route for about 75 coaches and up to to 650 campervans takes them past Twyford Stores, along the Hazeley Road, then right into the Morestead Road at the pond, and then left along the Longwood Road, and then on to Matterley Bowl.

The event will affect local traffic - the busiest days being Thursday 7th August (going to the Festival) between 10am and 4pm, and Sunday 10th and possibly Monday 11th (returning from the Festival). The Festival coincides with Harvest time and, depending upon the weather, there may be additional agricultural vehicles on the roads as well.

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Free Electric Blanket Safety Checks - more details (PDF)

Cutting Back Vegetation

The countryside surrounding our Parish has many Bridleways and Public Footpaths.  

At this time of year excess vegetation becomes an issue and the Council would be grateful for the help of all occupiers of land adjacent to Public Paths and Bridleways to do all they can to avoid obstructing paths by cutting back vegetation. Naturally, the Council will endeavour to assist, as it has over the years, with particularly difficult areas.


The other side of the coin is equally important.  

There have been recent examples of parishioners and others diverting from the Public Footpaths and trespassing onto farmers land - in one case making a new path through a field of barley - or letting their dogs off the lead to run through fields of crops. This is not in the spirit of 'good neighbourly practice', and is some cases is unlawful 


We are a community with unrivalled access to the countryside and the Council encourages everyone to play their part in keeping it that way .     

*Notice to all Parishioners*

Parishioners have made clear to the Council over many years, their desire to protect the Parish landscape and wildlife, and indeed this forms a corner stone of the Parish Plan. Generally, parishioners tend to work on a 'good neighbour' basis and help protect the tranquillity and beauty of the Parish.


However, a number of instances have occurred recently where trees have been felled and shrubs and hedging removed.  In some cases this 'site clearance' seems designed to forestall proper consideration of planning applications and the possible imposition of conditions to protect the landscape and wildlife.


The Parish Council views cynical actions of this nature as being totally reprehensible, and will seek to expose them and call for action from the appropriate authorities as a matter of urgency.


Accordingly, whilst the Parish Council recognises the rights of individuals to undertake work on their own properties, where the Council believes that such work:

   - may affect wildlife which is protected by law, or
   - is being undertaken to circumvent planning and conservation requirements which may be imposed as part of a formal consideration of a planning application to be submitted at a later date the Council will seek early intervention by South Downs National Park Authority and WCC to stop the work from being undertaken.


Naturally, the Council will view more sympathetically planning applications that seek to preserve and enhance the sylvan landscape and arbocultural heritage of the Parish, a policy strongly supported by South Downs National Park, Winchester City Council and other stakeholders..

Traffic Speed

Traffic speed is a major concern throughout the Parish and the Parish Council is seeking to work with the Police and Traffic Management Authorities to help resolve the problem.  The Council is seeking to build a database providing examples of accidents, excessive speed and other related issues.  The database will be used in the Council's discussions with the Traffic Management Authorities. If you have any examples please contact the Clerk, Michael Cleary, on 01962 777313. Your name will not be shown on the website.

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Owslebury Parish Council Highways Section

Calendar of Meetings 2014





Dogs on your land
This guidance (PDF) will help if pet dogs are causing problems on your farm, estate, shoot, livery or nature reserve.



OMCA and Parish Hall:

Owslebury parish hall Community Association | Parish Hall Management

Senior Citizens Outings for 2014 | Church Services for June, July and August 2014




History and Genealogy:

For the family/ local historian

From Our Archives War Comes to Owslebury 1914-1918

Owslebury's past


Owslebury Handbell Ringers Video | Out and about | Volunteer programme for Winchester Museums | Picture Gallery


Facilities for children:


Owslebury parish hall

Toddler Group | Play Area details PDF







School info | School Holidays - Academic years 2013-2014

Owslebury Primary School (including new videos)

Michael Cleary - Clerk to Owslebury Parish Council, Yew Tree House, Hensting Lane, Owslebury Winchester.  SO21 1LE
Telephone: 01962-777313 Email:owsleburyparishcouncil@gmail.com

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