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Winchester CC News Bulletin

By Rosie Hoile, Parish Clerk Droxford Village Community

Saturday, 16 October 2021


Droxford Village Community Contributor



Our RSPCA team has once again come to the rescue! Seven Labrador puppies were found on the South Downs Way by cyclists. The finders stayed with the puppies until Three Oaks kennels were able to come and collect them.
The puppies, estimated at between 12 and 16 weeks old, have all been give ‘L’ names! Lionel Lennie and Leo, Laura, Lisa, Lillybet and Laurie. LeoLaura & Lisa The dogs are now being properly fed and have been bathed at the kennels. They'll be coming under our care as stray dogs and then the priority will be finding suitable homes for them via one of our fantastic local rescue centres.

We've been working with Stagecoach South to launch a free travel trial to encourage residents to use the city’s Park & Ride service when visiting our new sport & leisure park.

The trial will run for four weeks between Monday 18 October - Sunday 14 November, meaning you can now catch a P&R bus between The Broadway and Barfield Close and travel for free – just tell our drivers where you're going!

Find out more.


On Thursday 21 October, Winchester Sport & Leisure Park welcomes the return of 'Paralympic Personal Bests'. And this year is really special as Team GB wheelchair tennis player Lucy Shuker, a silver medal winner at Tokyo 2020, is coming along to hand out medals during the day.
With over 150 participants confirmed already, it's going to be the biggest Paralympic Personal Bests event ever! For an unforgettable day packed full of sports and activities for children 10+ and adults with additional needs click here.
Hampshire County Council has received funding from The Department of Work and Pensions for the COVID-19 Household Support Fund, so that this October half-term, vulnerable children will be provided with meal vouchers. Schools, early years settings and colleges will be given funds to support this. You can find out more here.
October half-term is looming and you may be looking for things to do at Hallow’een...
The Visit Winchester team is supporting our recovering district tourism businesses and they have some great ideas for spooky season! Read their blog here.
BE SCAM AWAREReceived a cold-call about a new phone contract recently? You're not alone...
Hampshire Constabulary have had numerous reports recently of calls by fraudsters, claiming to be from mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse and targeting local residents by offering fraudulent mobile phone contracts.Please remember:
  • You should never provide personal or banking details over the phone to someone, even if they suggest they are from a well-recognised retailer, bank or even the police. These organisations will never ask you for your card details
  • Suspicious about a phone call? Hang up and then contact the retailer directly. You should wait 15 minutes, just in case the fraudsters have kept your line open
  • If you think that you have been a victim of crime, including fraud, please report this to Hampshire Constabulary by calling 101.

We're working with Southern Water on their 'Water for life' plan! They have now released an update on the plan which focuses on water supply in our region... keep an eye on their website for more.

Contact Information

Parish Clerk

  • 07720 092072

Find Droxford Village Community

Clerk to the Parish Council, West House Cottage, South Hill, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3PB


Additional Information

Droxford website for the local community in Hampshire. Information for parish council, events.