Shalden Parish Council
News and What's On
Fly Tipping 22nd May 2019
EHDC have reported that a large scale fly tip of recycled material was found on the byway just along from the Golden Pot crossroads in Shalden, Alton. It is believed that it occurred between 15th May - 19th May 2019. Two similar fly tips also occurred not far from this site within Hart District Council boundaries. These fly tips may be connected. If anybody has information that they feel might aid the investigation please contact EHDC's Community Safety Investigation & Enforcement team on 01730 234286. This may include dashcam footage, eye witness accounts, suspicious behaviour etc.
Annual Parish Meeting 2019 22nd May 2019
The draft minutes from the annual parish meeting have now been updated with answers from our County Councillor Mark Kemp-Gee and are now available on the website, under the 'Council meetings' tab.
EHDC Notice of Election: District and Parish Councillors 10th April 2019
Please find a link below to EHDC's Notice of Uncontested Election for the upcoming Parish Election, as well as the District statement of persons nominated and notice of poll.
Shalden Parish Council News 14th March 2019
Annual Parish Meeting Agenda
The agenda for the Annual Parish Meeting has now been added to the 'Annual Parish Meeting' section under the 'Council Meetings' tab. The minutes from last years meeting are also available here. Shalden Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th March starting at 8 pm, in the village hall. The meeting is a good opportunity to hear about what's happening both in local government but also from local groups. All Shalden residents are welcome to attend and participate in a question and answer session.
Shalden Village Litter Pick: Saturday 23rd March
If you have some time to spare on the 23rd please could you help with the litter pick, equipment will be provided and it will last between one and two hours. Please bring your own gloves! The litter pick will be centred around the Village Hall and will aim to cover Southwood Road, Stancombe Lane, Shalden Lane down to the A339 and Shalden Green Lane up to the Avenue. Please meet at 10:00 in the Village Hall car park.
Shalden Parish Council News 11th February 2019
Annual Parish Meeting
This month we have a couple of notes to share with those living in our parish. Shalden Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th March starting at 8 pm, in the village hall. Our County Councillor Mark Kemp-Gee will be attending to speak about HCC matters and we have also invited a representative from the Alton Rural area police force. The meeting is a good opportunity to hear about what's happening both in local government but also from local groups. All Shalden residents are welcome to attend and participate in a question and answer session.
Parish Council Elections
This year we have our Parish elections coming up on Thursday 2nd May. If you are interested in standing for election there is some useful information that can be found at the links below, including an election timetable and nomination forms.
Paper nomination forms can be obtained from the Parish Clerk (Rob Wood). To find out more about what the Parish Council does and what it's like to be a councillor, please look at the Parish Council website or feel free to contact the Clerk who will be happy to help.
EHDC Local Plan Consultation
EHDC have released their' Local Plan for 2017-36' for consultation with the public and local councils. Residents have the opportunity to comment on policies covering housing, employment, infrastructure and the environment. You can do this in writing by email or letter, but the easiest way is to submit comments online using the council’s website where you can find all of the documentation relating to the plan at the link below.
Dog Control Around Livestock 4th January 2019
The parish council have had recent reports of dogs chasing livestock in fields within our parish and we would like to remind residents that this is not acceptable and of their responsibilities when walking dogs on a footpath. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence if a person’s dog worries livestock on agricultural land. Worrying is defined as attacking or chasing so that injury, suffering, abortion or loss of value is reasonably likely to occur. Please find a section of the 'Countryside Code' below which outlines your responsibilities, there is also a link to this useful guide below.
When you take your dog into the outdoors, always ensure it does not disturb wildlife, farm animals, horses or other people by keeping it under effective control. This means that you; keep your dog on a lead, or keep it in sight at all times, be aware of what it’s doing and be confident it will return to you promptly on command and ensure it does not stray off the path or area where you have a right of access.
It’s always good practice (and a legal requirement on ‘Open Access’ land) to keep your dog on a lead around farm animals and horses, for your own safety and for the welfare of the animals. Be aware that a farmer may shoot a dog which is attacking or chasing farm animals without being liable to compensate the dog’s owner. However, if cattle or horses chase you and your dog, it is safer to let your dog off the lead – don’t risk getting hurt by trying to protect it. Your dog will be much safer if you let it run away from a farm animal in these circumstances and so will you.