Annual Parish Assembly Tomorrow – Important Changes to be Imposed on Hambledon

Important – and unwelcome – changes are planned for the way Hambledon is represented by our Waverley Borough ward councillors. This will have an impact on all villagers. If you would like to hear more please come along to the Annual Parish Assembly at the Village Hall tomorrow evening.

Your Parish Council, which hosts the event, has objected to a Boundary Commission review which proposes removing Hambledon from shared representation with neighbouring Witley and Milford, and placing us with Bramley and Wonersh, despite objection from Hambledon Parish Council.

The council, in the consultation period, put forward a robust case to remain with Witley as it is there that its residents go for many services not available in our small, rural village, including schools, surgeries and shops. This was ignored and the outcome was not even one we were originally consulted on.

Our MP and village resident, Jeremy Hunt, has offered his support in our campaign to overturn this decision, which requires Parliamentary approval. This issue – and other issues affecting Hambledon – will be covered in the council’s chairman’s report tomorrow night.

Please come along for light refreshments at 7.30. The meeting starts at 8pm and will include short reports from all of the village’s many activities and organisations, including the community shop, church, nursery school, cricket and football clubs, almshouses, pub and village hall.

Copies of the Agenda and other documents will be available on a shared basis in the hall. But if you would like to see the Agenda and current financial statement, these can be found on the Parish Council page of this website in the document library.

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David Hall
David Hall
26 days ago

What is timescale I suggest a poll of all residents soonest

Stewart Payne
Stewart Payne
26 days ago
Reply to  David Hall

The consultation stage is over. We objected vehemently, but ignored. It now goes for Parliamentary approval before 2023 local elections. I am in contact with Jeremy Hunt and has agreed to write a letter of objection.