Village News

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Updated: Saturday 17th September, 2022

Local School Open Days

Please find attached details of upcoming Open Days at Lockerley and West Tytherley School

Lockerley School Open Morning

West Tytherley Open Day Notice

Updated: Sunday 11th September, 2022

Message from the Chair of East Dean Parish Council

I would like to express my great sadness both personally, on behalf of the parish council, and the citizens of East Dean on hearing the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth’s sense of duty and grace made her loved and admired by people of all ages not just in this country but throughout the Commonwealth and the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with our royal family at this time.

Jeffrey Hatcher (Chair)

Official Message

The official mourning for the Queen has started and we have been advised that under the Local Government Act 1972, s.243 that we need to cancel any upcoming meetings, or delay giving notice for a meeting, until after the funeral has taken place.

This will incorporate the meeting on Tuesday the 13th September 2022.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. [John 14:27]

It is with the greatest sorrow and sadness that we mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. After a long life of faith, duty and service, a great light has gone out.

Her Majesty was an extraordinary person, who lived an extraordinary life: a constant presence and example for each of us, guiding and serving us all for as long as any of us can remember.

Throughout her reign, and seven decades of extraordinary change and challenge, Her Majesty was the epitome of duty, stability, wisdom and grace.

HM The Queen

Updated: Friday 10th June, 2022


Commencing on 20.6.22
Ending on 29.7.22
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Updated: Wednesday 25th May, 2022

Annual Parish Assembly - Tuesday 10th May

The Annual Parish Assembly & Parish Council AGM took place on Tuesday 10th May.

Minutes of these meetings can be found here

Updated: Wednesday 4th May, 2022

Dementia Support Survey

Dementia Support – Hampshire & IOW is a new charity that has been set up to respond to the needs of local people living with dementia and their family carers, by providing emotional support, information, and signposting.

They are conducting a survey to find out more about the dementia support available in Hampshire and would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete a short survey.

Click here to take part.

Thank you!

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