The M27 is undergoing major improvements.

The motorway will be closed between junctions 3 and 4 over three separate weekends with the first starting on Friday 28/09/18 at 2200 until the early hours of Sunday for the demolition and replacement of the west bridge.

This will mean lengthy tailbacks into the west and may well cause heavy congestion in the eastern part of the district as drivers attempt to avoid the lengthy diversions by driving through local roads.

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Parish Councillor, and the Parish Council are looking to co-opt a keen individual with time to dedicate to this role.

Do you have an interest in your local environment, local transport, local government finances, amenities, planning and housing issues, community events, anti-social behaviour and policing, and want to make a difference then please apply!

Ashurst and Colbury Parish Council meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except August) and have five committees: Community Engagement, Highways and Transport, Open Spaces, Planning and Development and Finance and Resources.

We are an active and enthusiastic team who are dedicated to maintaining and improving the parish on behalf of its residents.

We have a monthly magazine, allotments, a recreation ground and have recently undertaken a parish plan to learn more about resident’s views on the parish.

More information on the work of the council and its committees, including minutes and agendas of meetings, can be found here on our website.

You must be aged 18 years and over, a commonwealth or EU citizen, and eligible to vote, and have lived in (or within 3 miles of the parish boundary) or worked in the parish of Ashurst and Colbury for 12 months or more.

Please apply in writing to;

Helen Klaassen
Clerk and RFO
Ashurst and Colbury Parish Council
Parish Council Office, Colbury Church Rooms
Deerleap Lane, Colbury SO40 7EH

Or email:

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th September 2018.

September Village Magazine

Welcome to the village of Ashurst which hosts a variety of amenities including a parade of shops which is a hive of activity all year round.

We are close to motorway transport links (M27 and M3), the London to Weymouth train stops by at Ashurst New Forest station and we are on bus routes to Southampton and Bournemouth.

The right hand side panel has related internet links for your convenience.

Click on the magazine cover to read the latest edition and back issues.

Please click here to hear the two winning stories read aloud

PLEASE NOTE:  The deadline for each magazine is the 12th of the month