Information on the various bus services can be found at the following links:





First Group


The government has now declared that the country

is in lockdown.

Essentially this means that everyone must stay

at home, with the exception of key workers, and 

essential trips out for food and medical supplies.


The more people follow the advice the quicker we

will be able to get through this period of time.

The full advice on the government decision can be 

found by clicking the link below:

Government advice on staying at home

The most up to date government advice can be found by clicking the link below:


Government advice page

NHS guidance on how to protect yourself or check if you need medical help can be found here:


NHS guidance page


Travel advice can be found here:

Government travel advice


The general advice from the government is that if you develop a high temperature (you are hot to touch on your chest or back) or a new, continuous cough (you are coughing repeatedly) OR IF YOU LIVE WITH SOMEONE WHO DOES then you should stay at home for 14 days. The advice also says you do not need to call 111, or go to your doctor or hospital. If you feel that you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your symptoms get worse, or they last more than 7 days then you are advised to call 111.




Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.

Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.

Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.

Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.

Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.



Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.


Hampshire County Council has made an Order under Section 14(1) a of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to allow for works in connection with flooding issues to be completed once waters have receded.

The closure period started on 14th January 2020 and is expected to run until the 19th of June but if completed earlier then the path will reopen at that point.

The footpath runs along the Itchen from the bridge by the Hub down to Fish Hook Bay.

There is an alternative route via Chickenhall Lane.

Click here for full details.


Southern water have a register for those who may need help either with reading their bills, their meter, or just being able to contact someone at Southern Water.

If you would benefit from large print or braille bills, talking bills, nominating someone to receive bills for you, help reading your meter, minicom, type talk, home visits or simply having your bill explained then you can register for these services.


Full information can be found here.


There is an online form to complete which can be found here.

Or if you prefer you can call the freephone helpline on 0800 027 0800 between 8am and 7pm from Monday to Friday.



Get help with delivery of essential items or become a volunteer


We are working with local volunteer groups, One Community and Hampshire County Council to get help to people who are self-isolating because they are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19).   

Volunteers can support with the collection and delivery of food and other essential items like prescription medicines, as well as be someone people can chat with (remotely) to combat loneliness. 

To request food and essential items, and ask for someone you can talk to during isolation, click here.

To volunteer to help those who are self-isolating due to coronavirus, click here.


The Borough Council has announced that it is having to suspend food waste collection. Please compost as much as you are able and put any remaining food waste in the black bin.


The Bishopstoke play areas are closed until the government advises we can open the again.



The Cemetery will remain open but we must ask that everyone ensure that when visiting they stay at least 2 metres away from anyone else there.


Similarly, the allotments will remain open for the time being as they are good sources of food, exercise and are an easy place to stay distant from anyone else working their plot.


Unfortunately, Hampshire Waste Recycling Centres are now closed and will remain so for the duration of the lockdown.


Chemists are staying open but please understand that they will be extremely busy preparing all the medications for those who cannot come to the pharmacy. We would ask that you bear with them at this difficult time.


Full Council

Meetings cancelled until further notice


Meetings cancelled until further notice

Finance & General Purposes

Meetings cancelled until further notice


Meetings cancelled until further notice

For further information

email the Clerk

12th and 13th September 2020



Clerk - Mr David Wheal

07387 683675

Assistant Clerk - Mrs Cheryl Taylor

Cemeteries and Closed Churchyards

07521 735539

Assistant Clerk - Mrs Sophie Thorogood


07444 798083

Other Contacts



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