News & Events - Parish Notices

This is the Hythe & Dibden Parish Council's blog.
Here you will find news, information about events and important local information.

Battle's Over Procession Route to The Grove

Here is the procession route for those wishing to attend the Battle's Over Tribute at the Grove Garden on the evening of Sunday 11th November.

Please note that there will also be a procession from Jones Lane car park to the Marina for the Battle's Over Tribute at the Marina Bandstand. There will also be a Battle's Over Tribute at All Saints' Church, Dibden.

Remembrance Poppies damaged

Disrespectful vandals have damaged the knitted poppy garland that is wrapped on the lamp column beside Prospect Place that is the site of the Remembrance Stone, just days before Remembrance Day.

Hythe and Waterside Poppy Ladies who produced the beautifully-crafted poppies to commemorate the Centenary of the end of World War 1, are now forced to keep monitoring and working on this memorial before it gets damaged beyond repair.

Hampshire Police has been informed of this criminal damage.

Maggie Riddett Administrator for the Poppy Ladies said "I am absolutely appalled, as will all the poppy ladies be when they hear of it. This is not the first time this lamppost has been targeted, it was repaired earlier in the week. What a shame that our first press release has to be about damage to the display, instead of what joy it has brought to our community"

Councillor Maureen McLean, Chairman of the Parish Council said: "I am shocked and upset to discover that this is happening.

"The Poppy Ladies have worked so hard and I find it impossible to believe that anyone does not know just how poignant and significant these poppies are.  The hard work of the Poppy Ladies is helping our community commemorate the Armed Forces men and women who have served, or are serving, making the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe.

"That such selfish and disgraceful vandalism can take place on a memorial at this time of year is beyond belief. We will work with the police to identify the offenders."

Battle's Over Tribute - Sunday 11th November

On Sunday 11th November 2018 Hythe and Dibden will join in Battle’s Over - a worldwide series of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

We invite you to join us.

6:15pm - JONES LANE CAR PARK: Three torches will be lit.

One torch will be taken to All Saints’ Church, Dibden; one torch will be carried in a walking procession to the Marina Band­stand; and one torch will be carried in a walking procession to The Grove Garden.

Then simultaneously at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, the MARINA BANDSTAND and The GROVE GARDEN the following will happen:

6:55pm - A bugler will sound the Last Post.

7:00pm - A Beacon of Light will be lit.

7:05pm - Church bells will be rung.

Admission FREE.

Drop In Event on 29 October 2018

DROP IN EVENT on Monday 29 October 2018 at 16:00 -20:00 in the Council Chamber at The Grove, 25 St. John’s Street, Hythe, SO45 6BZ

The Community is invited to attend a drop in event to view the investigations and work being undertaken in relation to an ongoing watercourse issue at Valleydene.

• Background – site history, flooding incidents, issues.

• What has been done so far? – actions on the ground, surveys, assessments, flood action plan.

• What have we found out? – line of watercourse, area contributing to flows and riparian ownership implications. The Community is invited to share any information they may have relating to this watercourse.

• Emerging options – including possible long term maintenance implications.

• What happens next? – programme, contact details, communications etc.

Hampshire County Council officers and consultant engineers, and Hythe and Dibden Parish Council officers and councillors will be available to answer questions.


We will remember!
And we invite you to join us on this very special day.

Representatives of the local churches, Hythe Marina Association, Hythe and Dibden Parish Council and community volunteers are making preparations to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

On November 11 2018 Hythe and Dibden will join in Battle’s Over, a worldwide series of events in remembrance of the sacrifices made by millions.

The event will commence at 6.15pm in Jones Lane Car Park where 3 torches will be lit, one will be carried to Hythe Marina Bandstand, one to The Grove Garden and one to All Saints Church in Dibden. Then at each venue at 6.55pm a Bugler will sound the Last Post, at 7.00pm a Beacon of Light will be lit and at 7.05pm church bells will be rung.

Relatives of former residents of the parish who lost their lives during the conflict are invited to take part in the community event. The following people are remembered on Hythe and Dibden’s War memorials and the Parish Council would be delighted to hear from any relatives who would like to attend one of three venues.

Keith Falconer Attwater, Albert Curtis, Alfred Henry Curtis, William Henry Draper, Victor Alexander Ewart, Arthur Joseph Heath, Arthur Ernest Hall, R. Haycocks, S.G. Hayward, Arthur Joseph Heath, Mark Jenkins, Alfred Henry Jenman, Frederick George King, G. King, Ernest Frederick Lambourne, Ernest Edward Lane, Ernest Laney, William Laney, William Henry Mitchell, William Graham Nairne, S.C. Peck, Harold Prince, Reginald Charles Prince, Robert William Pusey, William Stephens, William Tanner, R. Ticehurst, Frederick William Vine, Edward George Webb, Thomas Walter Webb, William Albert Welton, Colin George White, T. H. Whitten.

Additionally the following are believed to have been resident in Hythe and Dibden at some time and do not appear on any memorial.

Herbert Edward Dymott, Victor William Darwin Fox, Alfred James Gates, Thomas Edward Lee, Frederick Ernest Lister, William Read, Frederick William Taylor, F. Webb, Francis John Wyley.

Rev'd Jo Elvidge, Vicar of Hythe, said “We will be coming together as a community on Sunday 11th November to remember all of those who’ve sacrificed their lives in combat over the centuries in order that our future will be different and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude.”

If any relative would like to take part please can they contact Claire at Hythe and Dibden Parish Council on 023 80841411 or

Raising the Red Ensign

On Monday 3rd September Hythe and Dibden Parish Council raised the Red Ensign flag at the Grove, Hythe and will keep the flag flying for a week.

The Council is paying tribute to the Merchant Navy seafarers as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the work on the Merchant Navy and the seafarers.  

For more information visit

Pictured is the Vice Chairman of Council Councillor Eric Davey and Janis Bevis raising the Red Ensign.

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