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Twyford Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result

  The referendum was held on Thursday 13 January 2022 to decide on the question below: “Do you want the South Downs National Park Authority to use the neighbourhood development plan for the Parish of Twyford to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” The Result Yes: 349  (83%)No: 70 (17%) Spoilt Papers: …

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Notice of Referendum

TWYFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Twyford Neighbourhood Development Plan will be held on Thursday 13 January 2022. Notice of Referendum has been published today, Friday 3 December 2021. The referendum is being organised by Winchester City Council who can provide full details of the referendum process, how to …

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Hunter Park Improvements

Contractors will be starting work on improvements to the Hunter Park play area on the 24th June. 

The work will take up to 4 weeks to complete and is planned to be ready for the start of the school summer holidays.  During this time the play area will fenced off and not available to use. 

Work to improve the facilities at Hunter Park will include the laying of a rubber mulch surface within the play area, refurbishment of existing play equipment, including the sandpit, a new bench and  the installation of an octopus see saw.

The basketball court will be totally upgraded with the resurfacing of part of the court and the installation of a basketball hoop and mesh backing fence. The remainder of the court will be dug up and a Clamber Stax climbing frame installed with protective wood chip surface laid. A division between the two sections of the court will be constructed with goal targets on one side and a low climbing wall on the other. A compacted stone path around the area will complete the project.

A Grand Day Out

On 17th April 2021, a drowning of the Twyford water meadows took place. This was witnessed by a good crowd including a celebrity, Chris Packham. Chris was with a BBC film crew making a film of a walk along the Itchen from Bishopstoke to Winchester. These are a few photos from that afternoon. Click on …

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Snowdrop Saturday 2021

  Have you seen the snowdrops appearing all over St Mary’s churchyard?  Since 2000, we’ve  celebrated Snowdrop Saturday, with local people digging in snowdrops they’ve brought from their gardens. Over the years this has become a popular part of our village and social calendar. As a Fairtrade church we’ve always planned the date to coincide …

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St Mary’s Church, Twyford – Congratulations on your Bronze Eco Church Award!

Eco church is an award scheme designed to motivate and resource churches in the UK to care for the planet as part of their everyday work and witness.  Recognising that we were now in a climate crisis, we as a church community were determined to do something about it.  By registering as an Eco church, …

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CO Awareness Week 2020

The Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week (23-29 November) is an opportunity to raise further awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and ensure that everyone knows how to protect themselves from the deadly gas. Around 30 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning and another 4,000 are treated in hospital but the true number is …

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St Mary’s Church – Latest ECO developments

We have been talking to ECO groups in the village about the opportunities for nature conservation, and have confirmed that the bank which runs laterally across the churchyard will continue to be lightly strimmed once per year in the autumn, in order not to disturb the wild flowers, particularly primroses, which flourish there and also …

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Green Action Week

Green Action Week starts on Sunday 20th September. Several events associated with understanding the scale of the problem and creating a low carbon culture. These will help you gain an awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the create the motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis. …

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Chairman’s Annual Report 2019 / 2020

In the absence of an Annual Parish Assembly (due to Coronavirus Restrictions) the Chairman’s Annual Report for 2019 / 2020 is available here 2019-2020 Chairman’s Annual Report