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FAIR OAK AND
HORTON HEATH PARISH COUNCIL

e-Bulletin - December 2020

Welcome to the Parish Council’s e-Bulletin
 
The 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.  
Wishing all our residents a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in these strange times.

Our Christmas opening hours 
 
The Parish Council will be closed during the Christmas period on the following days: 
Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th December 2020 and Friday 1st  January 2021.

Wednesday 30 & Thursday 31 December operating as normal.

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” meetings are the Asset Committee on 12th January 2021 and Full Council meeting on 18th January 2021.

All residents are welcome to attend any of our meetings and if you would like to ask a question, 
click to contact the Clerk prior to the meeting.  To access the meeting visit our website and click on the Agenda link.

Meetings dates for 2020/2021 can be viewed
here
Corporate Plan – Public Engagement Survey

Thank you to all our residents who responded to the public consultation survey. We will now analyse the results for the development of our corporate plan and action plan.  Residents will be consulted on the draft plan in the new year. 
Christmas Jumper Day 
Parish Councillors and staff supported the Save the Children Christmas Jumper day campaign again this year.  
Christmas Scavenger Hunt 
What a great success this was, we had so many positive comments. Thank you everyone who sent in photos and entered our competition. 

In response to requests from residents we will keep the trail up during
the Christmas holidays.
Special thanks to our local businesses for donating prizes and supporting this free event: -
Walks Around Fair Oak 
You may wish to get those walking boots on over the festive period.  
Here are some nice walks around Fair Oak:
Walk 1 - 30 minutes

Start at the Knowle Park car park via White Tree Close, proceed along the gravel paths, taking in the wild life pond, allotments, trig point (indicating the various landmarks), reptile hibernacula and circular seat around the oak tree and back to the car park.  You may be lucky and spot a buzzard circling above the woods.
Walk 2 - 30 minutes

Start at the Knowle Park car park continue south past the skate park to the gate in the corner of the field and onto Botley Road.  Walk along the pavement past the Lapstone Pub. Cross over the road before you get to the traffic lights and you will see an opening to Lapstone Farm.  Enter and proceed around the farm.  This area has seating and is currently fields used for grazing, but there are plans for a community orchard.  Carry on to the right hand corner of the field to pick up the boardwalk into Lapstone Playing fields.   Walk towards the pavilion and enter Pavilion Close.  Proceed through the public footpath onto Botley Road, cross over to White Tree Close and back to the car park.
Walk 3 - 1 hour

Combine walks 1 and 2.

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.
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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