Welcome to the Parish Council Website for the villages of Ashurst and Colbury.
The right hand side panel has related internet links for your convenience.
Apply for a postal vote
Polling stations will be safe places to vote in May, but
there are other ways to vote.
Want to vote by post? Apply early.
In Person | By Post | By Proxy
There are a number of elections due to take place on Thursday 6 May.
We are working to ensure polling places will be covid-secure, but you might prefer to vote by post. If so, it’s never too early to apply for a postal vote.
Apply to vote by post: https://www.newforest.gov.uk/votebypost
Now that we’re back in lockdown, and to avoid risk to our deliverers, the Parish Council have decided to only produce an online magazine for February and March, look out for it here on the website and on our Facebook page.
Some of you may have noticed the Christmas lights by the shops are still in place. Unfortunately the Covid lockdown restrictions have limited the Parish Council’s capacity to take the lights down.
Some people have expressed concern that leaving the lights up after Christmas will bring bad luck.
So, it may be reassuring to know that historically the Christmas season continues through to Candlemas, on the 2nd February.
If you would like to know more about historic Christmas traditions, please visit the English Heritage website, using the link below:
LEAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS UP UNTIL FEBRUARY, SAYS ENGLISH HERITAGE
Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2020
Conclusion of Audit Notice for the Year 2019-20 can be found here.
Police Beat Report
Ashurst and Colbury Parish Councillors and Clerk hope that everyone is safe and well.
- If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Help and assistance is available through the Covid -19 Response Team (facebook; https://www.facebook.com/groups/899115030502675) or by ringing one of the team. Postcards have been delivered to every house in the village to offer help and assistance;
Further information and advice can be found on the NHS Website
Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
For Local information; including support services
Hampshire County Council
Keep Hampshire Safe
Hampshire County Council continues to work closely with partners in Public Health England, local government, the NHS and others to ensure we are well prepared to respond to further outbreaks of coronavirus to protect the public’s health
New Forest District Council
Information about how our services are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and what support we can offer.
Coronavirus Resource Page
We have put together some useful links and information to assist older and vulnerable Hampshire residents during the current pandemic. This page is being updated regularly.
Longdown Farm Shop, meat and fruit and veg boxes:
Asda are feeding the nation with their food boxes
Morrisons, food boxes
Harvest Fine Foods: telephone 01202 470444
Daily Updates From HCC
Scam about Coronavirus
Trading Standards have reported scammers tempting people to click on email links or open email attachments sent from people they don’t know — this time using Coronavirus information to tempt them.
Never click on a link or open an attachment sent from people you don’t know and stay safe!