RAF Odiham Families Day

Due to the changes in dates for the easing of restrictions, the Families Day has been moved from 10 July to 14 August.

This day is an opportunity for RAF Odiham to thank those who stand so steadfastly behind the Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Airwomen from RAF Odiham when their loved ones are deployed on combat operations overseas. On this day, you will notice a significant increase in aircraft activity, with Chinook helicopters flying wide circuits from the airfield all morning and aircraft performing displays in the afternoon. Those with horses and livestock should note that these displays will include fast jet activity.

Thank You to Alastair Clark

Dogmersfield Parish Council would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Alastair Clark for over 25 years service as a Councillor with us.

During his time representing the interests of the residents of Dogmersfield, he has been a Councillor while many significant projects, events and initiatives have taken place. These include the introduction of our very first website, the development and approval of the Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan and the fending-off of several invasive development projects.

Mr. Clark has also represented Dogmersfield Parish Council on many additional bodies and organisations, including Hart District Association of Parish and Town Councils.

The village of Dogmersfield and the demographic of its residents have evolved significantly during Mr. Clark’s tenure and we believe we represent the sentiments of residents old, new and future when we thank him for all he has contributed to the village we live in and love today.

New Parish Council Logo Competition

Our current Parish Council logo has been in use for over 20 years. We would like to give it a bit of a refresh so are launching a competition to help us create a new logo.

This competition is open to children of primary school age (4-11) on the 1st January 2021, who either attend Dogmersfield School, or are residents in the Parish of Dogmersfield.

The logo must feature imagery, wording or icons that relate to features of the village/Parish or their history and origins. Any buildings featured should be visible from public thoroughfares.

For information, the current logo took inspiration from the origins of the name ‘Dogmersfield’, the Anglo-Saxon name of ‘doke’, meaning ‘waterlily’, ‘mere’ meaning ‘pond’, or ‘lake’, and ‘feld’ meaning ‘piece of land’. Combined, this is ‘the land by the lake where the waterlilies grow’.

The logo must be 2D and should include colour.

Colours should at some point include green, to be consistent with the Dogmersfield School colours, and the DPC website (which has taken the colours from the school). Additional colours are at the discretion of the designer.

Entries should be done on an A4-sized page.

Entries can be done in the form of a physical entry or an electronic file,

Simplicity is encouraged.

For reference, here are the logos of a few other local Parish Councils:

(Winchfield)    (Odiham)

How To Enter

  1. For Dogmersfield School Pupils – all entries should be submitted to your teacher.
  2. For Dogmersfield residents – please submit electronic entries to clerk@dogmersfieldparish.co.uk, and physical entries to:

Mr G Chisnall, Lords & Ladies, Chatter Alley, Dogmersfield, RG27 8ST

Closing date for entries is 6pm on Friday 19th March 2021.

A shortlist of 3 entries will be announced in the Q2 Parish Council Newsletter, to be circulated in April. From this, Parishioners will be asked to vote for their favourite, which will result in an outright winner. This winner will be announced in the Q3 (July) Newsletter.

NOTE: Dogmersfield Parish Council reserve the right to adapt and amend the winning entry to ensure it is versatile and can be used across multiple platforms and media.

Prizes:

Winner

Use of your winning logo across all Dogmersfield Parish Council communications and website.

1 x £25 book token

Runners-Up

2 x runners up will each win a £10 book token.

Please remember to include the name and age of the entrant with all entries

Defibrillator Training

From time to time, we will be organising training for any Parishioners who want to attend, on how to use the defibrillator located behind the Queens Head pub.

For anyone interested in this, please send an email to clerk@dogmersfieldparish.co.uk to be added to the and be notified when the next course is being scheduled.

For more information on what’s covered in the training, please see this document from the Community Heartbeat Trust

Questionnaire – Summary of Results

Thank you to all residents who participated in the questionnaire we circulated last November. We had a 30% response rate, which is far more than we expected. Your responses help give us direction in where we concentrate our efforts and expenditure over the coming months and years.

Details on the responses we received can be viewed here

QUESTIONNAIRE – A REMINDER!

Hello!

Just a quick reminder that anyone wanting to complete the Parish Council Questionnaire, we would ideally like all responses in by this Sunday 15th November.

You can respond using the physical questionnaires delivered to every residence (return address is included in the accompanying letter)  or it can be completed online here.

We thank you in advance for your responses.

The Parish Council

Emergency Sandbags for Flooding

During the recent flooding, several Hart residents have struggled to find out where they can get access to sandbags in an emergency. At the Multi Agency flooding meeting several councillors suggested that it would be useful to have a link from the parish websites to the Hart District Council flooding page. Hart District Council’s Flood Risk Infrastructure Engineer has provided the following link where you will find telephone numbers to use in an emergency: https://www.hart.gov.uk/flooding-weather-advice

 

New Article About Dogmersfield on Hampshire Live Website

Hampshire Live, the news and reviews website that covers all things Hampshire, has today posted an article on Dogmersfield.

Slightly unimaginatively entitled “Dogmersfield is a beautiful little-known Hampshire village with thatched cottages” the article touches briefly on the village’s history and covers the pub, church, school, Four Seasons Hotel, as well as the numerous historical and thatched cottages that appear in the village.  It also incorrectly states there are “…a few shops there.”

Accompanying images include views of the Basingstoke Canal, some of the village’s houses, as well as some of the Protected Views, as covered in our recently adopted Neighbourhood Plan.

To read the article in full, click here.