Welcome to Oliver’s Battery

577799_337700792949916_699423022_nWelcome to the website of Oliver’s Battery Parish Council, where we regularly communicate our activities, events and initiatives.
The Parish Council is a local authority that is impartial and workingvoluntarily on behalf of our community.   Continue reading

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Parish Lengthsman

Hampshire County Council provide a Lengthsman to groups of Parishes with each Parish having the Lengthsman on site one day every quarter. They undertake various duties such as litter picking, removing moss from pavements, strimming and cutting back footpaths, work on repairs at the Recreation Ground, sign cleaning etc. Here is a link to the HCC website with some of the background. The Council sets a list of tasks for each visit and would welcome suggestions from Residents of the Parish. Please contact the Clerk if you can think of anything for his next visit.

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Concessionary Travel

Hampshire County Council new concessionary bus passes will be issued prior to expiry in March 2017. It is not necessary to enquire about a new bus pass unless your circumstances, address or appearance have changed. If you do not receive a replacement bus pass once your current pass expires please contact the concessionary travel team via email:- concessionary.fares@hants.gov.uk or ring 0300 555 1376 or visit the HCC website:- http://www.hants.gov.uk/transport

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The Vikings & the Saxon Noble King Project Update

Thanks to everyone who voted at local Tesco stores for the Vikings and the Saxon Noble King Play Equipment project at the Recreation Ground.

Groundwork UK on behalf of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, offered the Parish Council a grant of  up to £8,000.00! The Parish Council have accepted their grant offer.

The new play equipment area is aimed at pre-school children and toddlers.

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Thrive Cafe

All good wishes for their future success to Amanda and her team at the new cafe in Oliver’s Battery. Thrive Cafe and Wellbeing is open 8.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Saturday. The food is delicious and impeccably sourced; The Cafe is already buzzing with customers of all ages. We recommend you to drop in,  say hello and sample what’s on offer. We are certain with our new Cafe open, “Thriving” in Oliver’s Battery is going to be a very popular pastime in the future !

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Tesco voting update

Following the end of the two week voting in Tesco stores, the Bags of Help team are currently collecting votes from all stores and finalising results. They will be in touch by the end of November with confirmation of our grant award.

Thanks to everyone who voted for the Vikings and the Saxon Noble King Play Equipment project at the Recreation Ground.

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Please vote at Tesco for our “Vikings and the Saxon Noble King” Recreation Ground project.

Our project has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative between 31 October and 14 November 2016.  Please support the Oliver’s Battery Project by voting in store for the “Vikings and the Saxon Noble King” project at the Oliver’s Battery Recreation Ground.

Voting: a token should be given by Tesco checkout staff with every purchase, irrespective of the value, which can be used to vote for one of three projects.  You are encouraged to vote for the “Vikings and the Saxon Noble King” Oliver’s Battery Project!  NB you can vote each time you visit the store and make a purchase.

Locations: the Tesco Stores that are taking part are Tesco Extra at Easton Lane in Winnall, Tesco Express at 55 Priors Dean Road in Harestock and Tesco Express at Andover Road Esso.

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Oliver’s Battery Recreation Ground and Play Area Opportunities

There are volunteering opportunities to help shape the Recreation Ground and keep it a safe, stimulating and friendly to visit.  We are planning to start by improving the play equipment for toddlers.

If you would like to be involved, please get in touch to let us know you are interested.

We will be shortly updating the Parish Council website so please visit https://oliversbattery.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/OliversBatteryParishCouncil/info

For more information please contact:

David Kirkby

Connie Leach

Fab de Liberali

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