East Hampshire

East Hampshire is a local government district in Hampshire, England. Its council is based in Petersfield. Other towns are Alton and Bordon.

The district was originally to be known as the District Council of Petersfield. It comprised 42 seats and first met on 18 June 1973. For ten months it operated alongside the councils that it was formed to replace: the Alton and Petersfield urban districts along with Alton Rural District and Petersfield Rural District.

On 8 October 1973, the new council changed its name to the current East Hampshire District Council (or EHDC as it is usually known).

On 1 April 1974, the old councils were dissolved, leaving only EHDC.

Sandy Hopkins was the first joint Chief Executive in Hampshire when she was appointed to head both EHDC and Havant Borough Council in October 2009.

Councillors approved the business case put forward by the Chief Executive for a shared management team between the two authorities in June 2010.

The new team took up its position in October 2010 and consists of five Executive Heads reporting to two Executive Directors.[1] This is a reduction in senior management from 15 to 7 positions.

East Hampshire

East Hampshire District
East Hampshire shown within Hampshire
East Hampshire shown within Hampshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countyHampshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQPetersfield
Incorporated1 April 1974
Government
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyEast Hampshire District Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPsDamian Hinds
George Hollingbery
Area
 • Total198.6 sq mi (514.4 km2)
Area rank88th (of 317)
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total120,681
 • Rank193rd (of 317)
 • Density610/sq mi (230/km2)
 • Ethnicity
98.3% White
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code24UC (ONS)
E07000085 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSU7659323528
Websitewww.easthants.gov.uk

Politics

East Hampshire District Council is elected every four years, with currently 44 councillors being elected at each election. The Conservative party has controlled the council for much of its history including having a majority from 1976 to 1991, with the only other party to have had a majority being the Liberal Democrats from 1991 to 1999. Most recently the Conservatives have controlled the council since the 1999 election, and as of the 2015 election the council is composed of the following councillors:

Party Councillors
Conservative Party 43
Liberal Democrats 0

Settlements and parishes

For a list of civil parishes in East Hampshire, see List of civil parishes in Hampshire#East Hampshire.

Settlements in East Hampshire include:

References

  1. ^ "Management structure". East Hampshire District Council. Retrieved 13 March 2017.

External links

Coordinates: 51°00′20″N 0°54′30″W / 51.0055°N 0.9082°W

1999 East Hampshire District Council election

The 1999 East Hampshire District Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of East Hampshire District Council in Hampshire England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from the Liberal Democrats.

2003 East Hampshire District Council election

The 2003 East Hampshire District Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of East Hampshire District Council in Hampshire England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1999 increasing the number of seats by 2. The Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

2007 East Hampshire District Council election

The 2007 East Hampshire District Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of East Hampshire District Council in Hampshire England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

2011 East Hampshire District Council election

The 2011 East Hampshire District Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of East Hampshire District Council in Hampshire England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

2015 East Hampshire District Council election

The 2015 East Hampshire District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of the East Hampshire District Council in England. It was held on the same day as other local elections.

Ashley, East Hampshire

Ashley is a hamlet in the large civil parish of Bentworth in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. Its nearest town is Alton, which lies approximately 4.3 miles (6.9 km) to the east.

Its nearest railway station was Bentworth and Lasham on the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway, until its closure in 1932. The nearest station is now 3.6 miles (5.8 km) east of the village, at Alton.

Beech, Hampshire

Beech is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It lies 2 miles (3 km) west of Alton, just west of the A339 road.

The road between Bentworth and Beech runs over King's Hill (218 m), one of the county's high points. The nearest railway station is 2 miles (3 km) east of the village, at Alton.

Catherington

Catherington is a village in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 1 mile (1.8 km) northwest of Horndean, just west of the A3 road.

The nearest railway station in 3.3 miles (5.4 km) southeast of the village, at Rowlands Castle.

The village is also close to Cowplain, Horndean and Clanfield.

It is situated about 10 miles north of Portsmouth and eight miles south of Petersfield, in the very south of the district of East Hampshire. It has a semi-rural character.

Catherington is not a very large village and has an approximate population of 3900 (estimated 1998). It has a church, All Saints, in the churchyard of which is the tomb of Admiral Sir Charles Napier and a monument to another Admiral, Sir Christopher Cradock, as well as the tomb of the actor Edmund Kean. Attached to the church is a hall, and there is a public house, The Farmer Inn. There is also a primary school, Catherington C of E Infant School and Kingscourt School, a private school. There is also a pond.

There is a car park for access to Catherington Down.

Catherington is within the new boundaries of Horndean parish.

East Hampshire (UK Parliament constituency)

East Hampshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Damian Hinds of the Conservative Party.

Froyle

Froyle is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) northeast of Alton. The nearest railway station is 2 miles (3.3 km) east of the village, at Bentley. According to the 2011 census, the parish had a population of 644 people. The village is divided into Upper Froyle, centred around the Church and Manor House, and Lower Froyle which grew up around the farms.

GU postcode area

The GU postcode area, also known as the Guildford postcode area, is a group of 38 postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of 24 post towns. These postcode districts cover west Surrey, north-east Hampshire and northwestern West Sussex, plus a small part of Berkshire.

The main sorting office is in Hounslow (Jubilee Mail Centre), and the area served includes the towns of Aldershot, Alton, Bagshot, Bordon, Camberley, Cranleigh, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Hindhead, Lightwater, Liphook, Liss, Midhurst, Petersfield, Petworth, Sandhurst, Virginia Water, Windlesham, Woking and Yateley.

The original GU13 district for Fleet was recoded to GU51 and GU52 in 2001.

Grade II* listed buildings in Hampshire

The county of Hampshire is divided into 13 districts. The districts of Hampshire are Gosport, Fareham, Winchester, Havant, East Hampshire, Hart, Rushmoor, Basingstoke and Deane, Test Valley, Eastleigh, New Forest, Southampton, and Portsmouth.

As there are 549 Grade II* listed buildings in the county they have been split into separate lists for each district.

Grade II* listed buildings in Basingstoke and Deane

Grade II* listed buildings in City of Winchester

Grade II* listed buildings in East Hampshire

Grade II* listed buildings in Eastleigh (borough)

Grade II* listed buildings in Fareham (borough)

Grade II* listed buildings in Gosport

Grade II* listed buildings in Havant (borough)

Grade II* listed buildings in Hart

Grade II* listed buildings in New Forest (district)

Grade II* listed buildings in Portsmouth

Grade II* listed buildings in Southampton

Grade II* listed buildings in Rushmoor

Grade II* listed buildings in Test Valley

Headley, East Hampshire

Headley is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) east of Bordon on the B3002 road.

The nearest railway station is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) south of the village at Liphook.

The civil parish of Headley has a population of over 5,500. The parish comprises a number of settlements as well as the village of Headley itself: Standford, Arford, Headley Down, Barford, Wishanger, Sleaford, Trottsford, and part of Hollywater. Current area is 4,862 acres (19.7 km²). The original parish also included Grayshott (until 1902), Lindford, and a considerable portion of Bordon (until 1929). The ecclesiastical parish of All Saints, Headley served Lindford and Bordon, although not Grayshott, until March 2002 — since then Bordon has become a separate ecclesiastical parish.

Hill Brow

Hill Brow is a small village in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Rogate, 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Rake, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) southeast of Liss and 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Petersfield on the Hampshire/West Sussex border. It is on the B2070 road, formerly the A3 London to Portsmouth road. It is in the civil parish of Liss.

Medstead

Medstead is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. Its nearest town is Alton, which lies 4.3 miles (6.9 km) northeast of the village. According to the 2011 census, the village had a population of 2,036 people. The parish covers an area of 1,536 acres (622 ha) and has an average elevation of approximately 600 feet (180 m) above sea level. One of the county's high points at 716 feet (218 m), King's Hill, runs through Medstead and Bentworth.

The earliest evidence of settlement in the village comes from two Tumuli burial grounds which date from 1000 BC. Roman pottery and coins have also been found in the area. A chapel in the village was first mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086 and was soon replaced by a Norman church. Medstead was one of the first villages in the United Kingdom to receive broadband. The village has six Grade II listed buildings, including the 12th century St Andrew's Church and its war memorial, a farmhouse and a Victorian wheelhouse with a working donkey wheel.

The parish contains three individual hamlets; South Town, Soldridge and Hattingley. Medstead also has its own restored railway station on the Watercress Line, services from which connect with the nearest national rail station 4.6 miles (7.4 km) at Alton railway station.

North East Hampshire (UK Parliament constituency)

North East Hampshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Ranil Jayawardena, a Conservative.

River Blackwater (River Loddon)

The River Blackwater is a tributary of the River Loddon in England and, indirectly, of the River Thames. It rises at Rowhill Nature Reserve between Aldershot in Hampshire and Farnham in Surrey and runs northwards to join the Loddon near the village of Swallowfield in Berkshire. Along part of its length, the river forms the boundary between Hampshire and Surrey, and then between Hampshire and Berkshire. It rises in Rowhill Nature Reserve, Aldershot

Rowhill, an isolated remnant of the extensive heathland that once surrounded Farnborough and Aldershot. After 20 miles (32 km) the Blackwater is joined by the River Whitewater near Eversley. The river gives its name to the small town of Blackwater, Hampshire, upon the river near Camberley.

South Hay

South Hay is a hamlet within the civil parish of Kingsley in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. Its nearest town is Alton, which lies approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) west from the hamlet, just off the B3004 road between Alton and Bordon.

Its nearest railway station is at Alton, just 3.8 miles (6.1 km) away.

Weston, East Hampshire

Weston is a hamlet in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is in the civil parish of Buriton. It is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) southwest of Petersfield.

The nearest railway station is Petersfield, 1.4 miles (2.3 km) northeast of the village.

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