War Time Ibsley talk – Ibsley Village Hall 7.30pm Tuesday 15th November

War time Ibsley

It has been a quiet village in the Avon valley from before the Domesday book, but Ibsley was very different in the 1940s.   The construction of an airfield and numerous military buildings led to an invasion of displaced people from Southampton, building workers, prisoners of war, RAF personnel, lots of Americans and even land army girls. The nature of the buildings is hinted at by some of the remains now mostly grown over.   Mr R. Errington will give an illustrated talk on “What Ibsley looked like in WWII” at 7:30 on Tuesday 15th November in Ibsley village hall. This is followed by the hall AGM. All are welcome, admission is free and light refreshments are provided.

Blashford Lakes 20th Anniversary Birthday Bonanza – Friday 22nd July 10.30am-3.30pm

Blashford Lakes Birthday Bonanza flyer

It was in the summer of 1996 that the Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve and the site’s education centre was opened by botanist Professor David Bellamy and local dignitaries.

At the heart of the new Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve was creating a sanctuary for wildlife from an old industrial site, where people of all ages could come to be thrilled by nature. In the twenty years since the reserve opened, and with the support of the Trust’s supporters, volunteers, and partners, it is now completely unrecognisable.

This month marks the reserve’s twentieth birthday – a brilliant chance to celebrate everyone that’s been involved in transforming the site to the wildlife haven it is today. We are holding an open day on Friday 22nd July, between 10.30am and 3.30pm for a wildlife discovery extravaganza – explore the nature reserve and join our staff and volunteers for pond and river dipping, bug hunting and bird watching.

At 1.30pm we will be more formally recognising this milestone with a few words from our Chief Executive Officer and key partners and a cake cutting “ceremony”. We would very much like it if members of the parish council were able to join us to represent the local community at our event.

You are of course very welcome to come earlier, or stay on after the ceremony, to enjoy what is on offer, but if arriving for just this part of the event it would be helpful if you could meet at the Centre from 1pm and allow time to walk up from the car park (please note that there will be limited parking at the centre itself for disabled visitors only, with the main car park being located a 5-10 minute walk away, on the other side of Ellingham Drove, in the nature reserve car park (near Tern Hide).

 If you are able to join us I would be grateful if you could RSVP to confirm your attendance;

Jim Day

e-mail jim.day@hiwwt.org.uk

telephone 01425 472760


Notice of Tender


Tenders are invited to sell ice cream, hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks from a mobile ice cream van parked on a designated parking area at the Moyles Court Ford, Rockford, Ringwood BH24 3NL.

The concession is to operate from 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

The Parish Council reserves the right to accept or reject any tender.

 The tender application forms and details of the conditions of operation are attached below, or obtainable from the Parish Clerk, Ellingham, Harbridge and Ibsley Parish Council, Gorran House, 6 Butlers Lane, Ringwood BH24 1UB tel: (07929) 379646 email: ehiparishcouncil@gmail.com

 Offers in a sealed envelope marked “Ice Cream Pitch Concession” to be received either by email to ehiparishcouncil@gmail.com, or at the above address by 12 noon on Wednesday 16th March 2016. Late applications will not be considered.

EHI Conditions of tender for Ice Cream Pitch Concession

EHI Concession Application Form Mar16

Moyles Court ice cream concession permitted parking area

Ibsley Village Hall AGM

At 7:30 on Tuesday 17th November, the village hall in Ibsley is having an AGM. This includes a talk by the local community ranger of the National Trust on “Policy and Projects in The Local Area” and will be accompanied by light refreshments. There is no charge for the evening and all are cordially invited.