News & Events

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

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.  

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

PCSOs Update

Hythe and Dibden Parish Council recently received a presentation from Superintendent Tony Rowlinson and Chief Inspector Rob Mitchell on the work being undertaken by Hampshire Police to enable them to be able to support the provision of additional PCSOs funded by community organisations.

Hythe and Dibden Parish Council has recognised the benefit that two additional PCSOs would bring to the communities of Hythe and Dibden and have set aside funding to fully resource two such officers.

Superintendent Anthony Rowlinson explained that he supported the proposed PCSO resource for Hythe and Dibden and he is committed to completing the reviews made necessary by the savings required by the end of July when he will be in touch with the Council to discuss the next steps.

Superintendent Rowlinson expressed his thanks to the Parish Council, especially the Clerk, for all the work in developing a standardised contract which will help in the future and will ensure consistency.

The Chairman of the Parish Council Cllr Maureen McLean said “I recognise the incredible efforts by Superintendent Rowlinson in considering the implementation of the generous offer to fund two additional PCSO’s to help the communities of Hythe and Dibden and I look forward to hearing from him by the end of July.”

Cllr McLean added “This Council is committed to providing this additional resource for Hythe and Dibden and if any person has any questions about the arrangements or the funding please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Clerk or myself."



At Wednesday's Council meeting the re-elected Chairman Cllr Maureen McLean presented a 20 years Service Award to Leigh Morgan, the supervisor of the Maintenance Team.   

Cllr McLean said “Leigh supervises the team who cut the grass, keep the open spaces clean and tidy and provide us with an abundance of flowers, as well as tackling hundreds of other jobs in the Parish.  Without Leigh and his team we wouldn’t enjoy our Parish as much.  Thank you Leigh for 20 years commitment and hard work for this community”.

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