Councillor Sally Arnold

Councillor Sally Arnold

It is with immense sadness that the Parish Council conveys the passing of Councillor Sally Arnold on Sunday 12th March 2017. She was a long-standing Parish Councillor of many years service, 13 of which were spent as Chairman. Her dedication and enthusiasm for the Parish Council and the parish of Ashurst and Colbury was well known and greatly appreciated.

Click here to Signed the Book of Condolence

Local Plan Presentation

Following the meeting hosted by the Parish Council on 8 November 2016, we have uploaded the Local Plan Presentation from the meeting.

Local Burglaries

There have been two burglaries both on COPSEWOOD Road. One was an unoccupied bungalow and happened sometime in the four days prior to 14th March and the other was a house that was burgled during the day on the 15th March while the residents were out.

The pub was also broken in to overnight from 14th to 15th March.

The investigations are ongoing but if anyone know of anything please contact 101, and keep reporting anything suspicious.


Concessionary Travel - Important Information

For Passes Ending 31 March 2017
Hampshire County Council new concessionary bus passes will be issued prior to expiry in March 2017.  It is not necessary to enquire about a new bus pass unless your circumstances, address or appearance have changed.

If you do not receive a replacement bus pass once your current pass expires please contact the concessionary travel team via email:- or ring 0300 555 1376 or visit the HCC website:-

Roadside Salt/Grit Bins

Hampshire County Council has around 3500 roadside salt bins located across the highway network and we have been checking and replenishing these in recent weeks.

The bins are filled with a 50:50 mix of salt and grit and this can be freely used by members of the community for de-icing pavements and smaller access roads, and particularly those areas of public highway that are not covered by one of our main salting routes.

Please be aware that it only takes a tablespoon of salt/grit (roughly around 20 grams) to treat one square metre of road or pavement so a full bin can treat a substantial area.

If your local salt bin is less than ¾ full and needs refilling through the winter season the quickest way to let us know is via the specific link on our web page at

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.