Monthly Archives: July 2020

East Hagbourne Parish Council Community Project Strategy – July 2020

Image of the village sign post and flowers

The Parish Council is working on a strategy to address the needs expressed by the community, included those raised in the Neighbourhood Plan Community Survey.

A draft document has been prepared which is intended as an information resource for the evaluation of future community projects within the parish of East Hagbourne.

Some of the topics included are long-standing and have been the subject of on-going efforts over the years. Others are new, reflecting the perspectives and priorities of our changing world.

Our task over the coming months is to identify priorities and strategies for the coming years. The Parish Council will take the lead and welcomes written comments. Please contact the Clerk  if you have any feedback/views you would like to share. We hope that conditions will allow an Annual Parish Meeting to be held in the autumn where more detailed proposals can be presented and discussed by residents.

You can read the draft strategy here:

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Restoration of Metal Benches in East Hagbourne Spring 2020

Image of a bench painted by Linda Benton
Artwork © Linda Benton

You may have noticed that our village benches have all been given a new sparkle! thanks to a grant gained by the Parish Council and Carolyn Shaikh’s commitment.  Thanks too, to Jason of J Capone Property Maintenance for his hard work in restoring and painting them.

The wooden benches will hopefully get a face-lift in due course too.

Metal Benches restoration.pdf

Playground is now Open

Photo of village Playground

Welcome back – this play area is now open again!

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Before you enter – please read the following changes:

Access is for supervised children up to 12 years old only.

Maximum 3 families / 12 people at any one time, maximum one adult per child.

Do not enter if children are clinically vulnerable or if you or any household member has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating.

Please bring wipes and sanitiser from home for personal hygiene and to wipe down frequent contact areas.

Encourage children to avoid touching their faces particularly after touching shared surfaces.

No food or drink anywhere in the playground area. Maintain social distancing of 2 metres from other families.

See full safety instructions for more information

We hope you enjoy your time here, but if you do notice any issues please let us know via

To report anti-social behaviour – call 101.

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