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FAIR OAK AND
HORTON HEATH PARISH COUNCIL

e-Bulletin - March 2021

Welcome to the Parish Council’s e-Bulletin
 
Fair Oak Parish Council’s e-Bulletin is designed to provide an up to the minute snapshot of current news, reports, developments, opportunities, and events of interest to our residents.  

We hope that the e-bulletin will be viewed as a key resource, fully engaging our residents and driving activities at a community level.


Deliberately short and snappy, the bulletin is provided in electronic format with web links to access further information and downloadable material. The e-bulletin is emailed monthly to all residents who have signed up to receive the bulletins. Older editions of the e-bulletin are also available here.

News & Notices

Parish Office
 
The Parish Office remains closed with all Admin staff working from home. However, we can still be reached by email, phone, through our website or via our Facebook page.

Our Grounds team continues to work (socially distanced) maintaining our parks and green spaces.
Parish Meetings

Our next “virtual” meeting is Full Council meeting on Monday 19 April 2021.   

All residents are welcome to attend any of our meetings which are held via Zoom.  If you would like to be part of the meeting or ask a question, please contact the Clerk by emailing: enquiries@fairoak-pc.gov.uk

The Agenda for the meeting will be posted on our website one week prior to the meeting.  
Meetings dates for 2020/2021 can be viewed
here
The live streamed meeting can be found on the Council’s YouTube channel

Asset News


Fair Oak Cemetery 
 
At the Full Council meeting in March, Members approved the revised Fair Oak Cemetery Rules & Regulations, which were last reviewed June 2017.  Also, guidelines including “questions and answers” are published on our website to show clear transparency of the Council’s procedures.  View here
Fountain Cafe
 
The Council’s Task & Finish Group presented initial findings to the Full Council in February 2020. At this meeting, members indicated their support for the establishment of a café and asked the Clerk (and the Group) to work up more detailed proposals including the suggestion that the café be sited on the Shorts Road site, occupied by the Scout Hut. Since then meetings have taken place and the group have developed a proposal and way forward for the Council to consider.  To find out more click here
Corporate Plan
 
Members agreed a draft Corporate Action Plan.  This will now be put out for public consultation.  To read the full report click here 

Public Art – walking tour
 
If you are stuck for something to do during lock-down, why not go on a walking tour around Fair Oak and Horton Heath and see all the Public Art in our villages. Our thanks go to Cllr Colin Bird and his wife Ros for producing the information and photos.

Click here to view a Walking Tour of the Parish's Public Art
Spring Trail 
 
We had such positive feedback from residents on our Christmas hunt trail that we’ve got something up our sleeves for the spring school holiday at Knowle Park.

For more information please have a look on the Council’s website and Facebook page in the coming days.  

Parish History 
 
The current Parish of Fair Oak and Horton Heath was formed in 1894 and consisted of 1680 acres.  Previously most of the Parish had been Stoke Park - now Bishopstoke. In 1929 there was a proposal to amalgamate the two parishes - Col Haig the chair of Stoke Park Parish said, "the advantages of amalgamating with Fair Oak are nil"!  In 1931 parts of Stoke Park did join us, the rest going to Eastleigh.  Fair Oak declined Stoke Park Woods because of the cost of having to deal with all the forest fires there in the summer!

Copies of “The History of Fair Oak and Horton Heath” book, published by Helen Douglas, are available to purchase.  Click here for more details

Dates for your diary
 
Wednesday 21st April 2021National Tea Day
You can't beat a good cup of tea any day of the year, but let's celebrate this popular hot water and leaves combo - Click here for more information 


Friday 23rd April 2021St George’s Day - Click here for more information

Communication

We urge all residents to regularly check our Facebook page and website
for important updates.

As all staff are currently working from home, email is the best way to contact us,
as a direct phone call may not be answered straight away.
Coronavirus Support via Community Hubs 
If you need support or would like to volunteer to help those in need please go to https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/coronavirus-support for further details.
Visit our website for more info about the Parish Council
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