Here are Hythe and Dibden Parish Council's opening hours during the festive period:
Hythe and Dibden residents might have noticed that the Parish Council is updating its financial arrangements and the Chairman of Council, Cllr Maureen McLean, is pleased to announce that the Council is now able to take payments by card, by bank transfer or over the phone in addition to cash or cheque;
“At last our residents can now pay for Parish Council services in a way that suits them best and we are aiming to introduce online bookings and payments as soon as possible. As councillors we are looking to improve the services that we provide you and if anybody has any ideas on what we could do please do not hesitate to contact us”.
The Parish Council is also using bank transfers to pay it’s suppliers and it’s latest audit report praised the Council’s exemplary systems. Cllr James Binns, Vice Chairman of Council says “All the Parish Councillors recognise the hard work of the staff not only in bringing these new systems to the Council but also in delivering such a high standard of managing the council’s financial systems. Please let us know what you think.”
We all want the best for our community and today Hythe and Dibden was represented by parish, district and county councillors at a Conference looking at economic development on the Waterside; how can we help provide more employment and business opportunities?
The Conference heard from many organisations including the National Park Authority, Hampshire County Council Transport, Fawley Waterside and Associated British Ports as well as Deloitte who have been commissioned to identify the economic opportunities that could be developed for the Waterside area. All of the presentations that were given can be found on the district councils website www.newforest.gov.uk/watersideconference
Cllr Maureen McLean said “ I believe that it is important that Hythe and Dibden Parish Council work to achieve the best for our current and future communities by working with as many different organisations as can help us”.
Cllr James Binns, vice chairman of Hythe and Dibden Parish Council and cabinet member of New Forest District Council attended the Conference and is keen to hear from local people “I would like to hear from people about the economic opportunities they would like us to consider including in our early discussions”
The Parish Council is currently writing it’s draft Neighbourhood Plan and Cllr Graham Parkes is leading on this piece of work “Providing the right places and infrastructure for jobs and businesses is included in our plan that is being drafted. Through this process and our work we will endeavour to provide information to the public and we are ready to listen to your thoughts and ideas”.
Here is the Bi monthly report from the Dibden Purlieu Policing Team Click Here
The Christmas decorations are going up and we've started with the stockings. Please bear with us as 900 metres of bunting takes our Maintenance Team a lot of knotting and threading through.
Many thanks to our hardworking partners Amanda (Harveys from Hythe), Shirley (Pebbles) and Jane (Toys Ahoy); their Christmas trees and wreaths will be going up shortly.
Saturday 2nd December
The Memory Tree
This year, in addition to the lights on the Christmas Tree we are turning it in to a Memory Tree. If you want to commemorate a loved one, or a special event, then the rules are simple: make the decoration, take a photo of it, post it on Facebook Page ‘The Hythe & Dibden Memory Tree 2017’. Bring the decorations to the Mistletoe Fayre on 2nd December to be added to the tree, (if you can’t attend you can drop them at The Grove before the 2nd).
After months of planning and consulting with young people, the work on the new skate park at Netley View starts this week! If the weather is kind it is hoped the work will be finished by October ready for half term. The design for the new skate park can be seen on Gravity Engineering's Facebook page.
Decoration can weigh no more than 100g (4ozs)
Decorations should be no more than 8” in diameter
Decoration must have a hole/loop to enable us to attach it to the tree with a cable tie.
We’re sorry decorations CAN NOT be returned
In 2016 the community at Dibden Purlieu asked for spring bulbs to be planted. 1 ton of daffodil bulbs later the display astounded both the community and the team who completed the planting.
The daffodils are little harbingers of spring and certainly bring joy to the community as every year we get loads of messages saying how appreciated they are. We are keen to spread even more joy so if people have a request for daffodils near their homes or businesses please let the Council know by e mailing email@example.com or by phoning Sean on 02380 841411. The Parish Councillors are keen to provide daffodils where the community would like to see them as such a relatively tiny expense yields a huge amount of pleasure
After the beautiful daffodils displays that have brightened the community our thoughts move onto summer. The Council’s Maintenance Team have now finished planting the summer flower displays. With hanging baskets, summer flower beds and planters now completed, summer is officially with us.
This year the Maintenance Team has redesigned the planters in the Village Centre and are trying something new as each tower will only be planted with one type of flower but each tower will feature a different colour.
As there are so many flowers to be watered and with a large number of the hanging baskets in busy areas, it means that the maintenance team have to either carry out the watering whilst many of us are still asleep in bed or as we are making our way home after work at night.
A copy of the Community infrastructure Levy Report
http://www.hytheanddibden.gov.uk/media/uploads/CiL%20May%202017.docx PDF Accounting Statements for 2016/2017 can be viewed here:
For information on Transparency and previous years statements please visit Transparency page Here