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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Join Us at Our Get Together – Sunday 18th June

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WCC Sports Consultancy – Your chance to put your ideas forward.

Winchester City Council has recently appointed The Sports Consultancy to complete a Sports Facility Strategy. The overall aim of the project is to prepare a Sports Facility Strategy to examine the available supply and demand for the following facility types:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Sports Halls
  • Artificial Turf Pitches
  • Health and Fitness Facilities (including Studios)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gymnastics Facilities
  • Athletics Facilities.

The analysis will include consideration of the future need and demand for facilities and development of an action plan for the Winchester area, covering the next 20 years. More specifically it will result in:

  • A clear understanding of the current and future supply and demand issues for key sporting facilities in terms of quantity, quality and location.
  • Identification of recommendations and priorities to assist Winchester City Council and key stakeholders with the delivery of sporting outcomes for the area for the next 20 years.
  • Development and delivery of a Sports Facility Strategy that is capable of formal adoption by Winchester City Council to shape its investment and facility priorities for the next 20 years.
  • Links with Winchester City Council’s Strategy (2017-20), which identifies as one of its strategic outcomes: ‘Improve the health and happiness of our community’’ particularly through sport and helping people to be active.
  • Reference to the Winchester District Sport and Physical Activity Framework 2013-18 which was developed to ensure that people in the district have opportunities to become a more active and healthy community.

Town and Parish Councils have been identified as key consultees by Winchester City Council. As part of the consultation stage of our work, we have a number of questions. The short online survey should take circa 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed via the following link.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WinchesterTownandParishCouncil

The deadline for responding to the questionnaire is 26 May 2017.  We hope that you will take this opportunity to complete this questionnaire to help inform the development of Winchester City Council’s Sports Facility Strategy (2017-2037).

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Update on Oliver’s Battery Road junction

To read an update on the junction please go to the new Oliver’s Battery Road Junction on the website.

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Oliver’s Battery Community Film Nights

Oliver’s Battery Community Film Nights

You are all welcome to our next screening – Bridge of Spies, on Friday 31 March, at Oliver’s Battery School, Austen Avenue SO22 4HP

The film is an exciting edgy cold war thriller, with Tom Hanks and the British actor Mark Rylance;

cert 12, 2015,  USA

Film starts at 8pm; refreshments from 7.30pm. Tickets £6 on the door; no advanced booking or concessions.

Also  follow any updates on the new Facebook page – Olivers Battery Community Film Nights

Plenty of parking. Bring a cushion! ALL WELCOME!

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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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