Parish Council web sites are becoming an increasingly important resource for residents and there are new rules and regulations about accessability. With is in mind we have commissioned a new web site to be designed, configured and launched in the near future.
The new site will have a .gov.uk domain name and will conform to current statutory requirements. News about the domain url and features will be announced over the coming weeks.
The Ellingham, Harbridge and Ibsley Parish Council is keen to help children within the Parish who might be having difficulties accessing online learning. Yes, this is a privileged area and most children will be well provided for, however there may well be some who are in need. The Parish Council may be able to help, PLEASE, if you know a family that are struggling with the equipment they need share this information with them.
Your Parish Council makes monetary grants to a number of organisations each year. Churches, Youth Groups, Community Service Organisations etc. have benefitted from such assistance in the past. Preference is given to requests for projects that assist residents and help to maintain services that might otherwise be underfunded.
Due to various reasons including Covid-19 consideration of grants has been delayed in 2020 and applications will be considered during the next Council Meeting on Jan. 26th 2021. There is still time to get an application in.
The application form is linked below, it is a pdf file or as an alternative you can download a docx file for those with Microsoft office or other means to open and edit such files.
I am very sorry to have to report that “Shadow” our favourite alpaca was attacked at 0750 this morning by a grey Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dog in the paddock behind our house in Furze Hill.
We heard noises of the struggle, and when we went out to investigate the dog, which had been gripping Shadow around the jaw, ran off towards Gorley Common. The dog had no collar and there was no sign or sound of an owner.
Shadow’s jaw had been smashed into several pieces and his face had been ripped wide open. He was in pain and very distressed. When the vet came, she had no option but to put him down.
If you are the owner of this dog, or know who does own it, please let me know.
I know that most dog owners who live in the village behave responsibly and keep their dogs on leads and fit muzzles. Clearly others do not and allow their dogs to chase deer and other animals. Sadly for Shadow this savage attack is the distressing consequence of not controlling a dog such as this.
This is the 8th occasion since the start of Lockdown in March that dogs have come into the paddock and “worried” our alpacas, and the second that we have lost in this way. I have also had emails this week from neighbours who have witnessed the consequences of deer which have been attacked by a dog and suffered lingering but fatal consequences.
Please be a responsible owner and keep your dog under control.
Comments on NFDC’s draft waste strategy extended to Sunday 20 December
If you have not yet done so, please take a look at New Forest District Council’s draft waste strategy, which describes ways they are aiming to increase what can be recycled, and then tell them what you think at https://newforest.gov.uk/wastestrategy
Printed packs are also available from NFDC information offices or by calling their customer services 023 8028 5000. And there is a printable version to download at https://newforest.gov.uk/wastestrategy