News items that are hopefully of interest to our residents and wider community. Please do get in touch if you have any items you would like added to this page.

Tuesday 13th February, 2018

Come along to our next Parish Council Meeting

The East Dean Parish Council meets next on Tuesday 13th March. The meeting starts at 7pm in the Parish Rooms, Lockerley. The agenda for the meeting will be issued shortly but we hope to be discussing two items that you may wish to give us your views on:

  1. New signage for the village to make our boundaries more striking and attractive
  2. Ideas for a Summer event for villagers and friends to enjoy

Come along to the meeting to share your views on these and other matters. Alternatively give us your views in writing in advance by emailing the Parish Clerk on the address at the bottom of this page.

Working Group Meeting

The Working Group meetings have no agenda and are not for discussing official parish council business. They are organised to give villagers a chance to get together and arrange social events or organise other projects to improve any aspect of life in the village

The next meeting is on Tuesday 10th April and starts at 7pm in the Parish Rooms, Lockerley. All welcome.

More Road Closures Planned

We have been informed by Hampshire Highways of some further road closures that will affect the village following the recent weekend closure for work on the level crossing.

We understand another closure will occur overnight from 00.45am to 5.45am on Monday 19th March, once again at the Level Crossing to allow Network Rail to complete carriageway repairs and whitelining.

Signposted diversions will be via East Tytherley, West Tytherley and West Dean.

Dates are subject to change, but we will endeavour to keep you updated as best as possible.

Sadly this does not appear to be the end of the disruption, as we gather further closures for road surface dressing will occur in March/April.


Thursday 19th October, 2017

Our Railway Survey is picking up pace!

There has been lots of frustration voiced about the wait times being experienced at the East Dean level crossing, and so back in June we opened a Railway Survey to gather your comments.

Many thanks to those of you who have already contributed your thoughts and experiences. We will continue to keep the survey open until such time as we decide that we have sufficient input to contact Network Rail again about the crossing.

To read what has been contributed to date and to add your own experiences please visit this page .

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