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Village News

Here are some items of local news that might be of interest to village residents.

If you have any local news that you would like to share, please email

Neighbourhood Plan

22nd November 2019

The result of the Referendum has been published.  Please click here to see the announcement.

Twelve Hours

Thursday 18th July

 Thank you to everyone who came to Twelve Hours, a play about Jane Austen's twelve hour engagement, which was performed in St Lawrence Church.

Please click here for photos and a review of the play that was published in the Basingstoke Gazette.

New Refuse Collection Days

4th July 2019

From 22nd July, the refuse will be collected from Wootton St Lawrence on Tuesdays, instead of Mondays.  Please click here for a list of the collection dates for waste, recycling, glass and garden waste.

Summer Evening Walk

20th June 2019

Thank you to everyone who made Thursday's summer evening walk so enjoyable.  Please click here to see photos of the walk.

Dogs and Kids Fun Day

9th June 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our Dogs and Kids Fun day and made it such a success.  You can see photos of the Fun Day here.

Parish Council Annual Review

7th May 2019

The Parish Council's Annual Review took place on 7th May.  Please click here to see the points of the Chair's Report that are relevant to Wootton St Lawrence.

Bluebell Walk

6th May 2019

Thank you to everyone who made Monday's bluebell walk so enjoyable.  Please click here to see photos of the walk.

The Neighbourhood Plan Update

1st March 2019

Work is on track to submit the Neighbourhood Plan to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council within the next few weeks for its final scrutiny. 

Please click here for more information.

Snow in Wootton St Lawrence

4th February 2019

Laura, Anna, Jo, Sarah and Jane have photographed these beautiful scenes in Wootton St Lawrence.  Please send us more photos of the snow and anything else related to the village, so that we can put them onto the website for everyone to enjoy.

The Neighbourhood Plan Update

3rd February 2019

Work is on track to submit the Neighbourhood Plan to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council within the next few weeks for its final scrutiny.  Please click here for more information.


Manydown Development Update

31st January 2019

Further consultation on the Outline Planning Application has started after more work was undertaken on highways and transport to respond to feedback on the initial proposals. 

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council have produced a booklet of fact sheets to give an overview of the proposed updates to the Outline Planning Application and to explain where you can find out more about the areas which were of most interest to residents: 

•movement in and around Manydown, including highways, public transport, walking and cycling

•heritage and conservation

•biodiversity and ecology

•landscape and open space

•retail impact

Please click here for more information.

We have appointed a New Rector

20th December 2018

The Revd Ben Kautzer, currently Curate at Earley St Nicholas, in the Diocese of Oxford, has been offered and has accepted the post of Rector in this parish. This appointment is subject to statutory checks and clearances before it can be made formal, but we can now look forward to a licensing service, on Monday 29 April at 7.30pm.

Please Clean Up After Your Pet!

1st November 2018

Please could you make sure that you clean up any mess that your dog makes on the Church Meadow, paths and roads.  A number of families have expressed concern that has been an increase in the amount of dog mess around the village, especially over the last few weeks.

Lost Dog

15th August 2018

Male Jack Russell Terrier Cross White and Tan (Older Adult)

Last seen in Wootton St Lawrence.

If you see him, please contact Michelle on 07715-902065 or 07970-388897.

Our Community Building - please send us your ideas

17th July 2018

We are hoping to submit a request for funding for a community building in Wootton St Lawrence.  What activities, clubs, etc would you like to hold?  What facilities should we include?  Please send your ideas to us by email or call Abigail on 01256-781481.

Our Church - please send us your ideas

17th July 2018

We have a beautiful church in the centre of the village and we would value your ideas for services, groups, etc that we can hold in the church.  We are now in the process of appointing a new vicar, so it's a great time to try some new ideas! 


Manydown Development Meeting

11th July 2018

Residents of Wootton St Lawrence and Ramsdell met Andrew Reynolds, the Project Director, and Tony Davison, from Hampshire County Council to discuss issues relating to the Manydown Development.  Please go to the Manydown Development page, to see notes from the meeting.

Data Protection

1st June 2018

New Data Protection laws came into effect last month, so we are only able to contact you by email about about village news, events, services, suspicious vehicles, lost pets, etc.if you have confirmed that you are happy for us to do so. 

If you are happy for us to contact you by email, please email us on

Sadly, if we don't hear from you, then we'll have to assume that you don't want to hear from us at this email address.  You can, choose to opt out at any time if you change your mind. 

Your privacy is important to us, so we don’t share your information with any third parties.  You can read our Data Protection Notice here.

Superfast Broadband Problems

23rd May 2018

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband Team has provided an update of the connection status of properties in Wootton St Lawrence, Whitedown, Upper Wootton and Ibworth to Superfast Broadband. 

We understand that some properties on the list of those that can already connect to Superfast Broadband have encountered problems with their connection when engineers have come to install a package.  We have been working with Openreach to resolve those problems, so, if you are still having difficulty with the connection to your property, please contact  We will then inform the Openreach team.

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Period

1st March 2018

The Public Consultation took place from 13th January 2018 until 28th February 2018.  All information is available on-line:

Manydown Development Update

12th January 2018

We, as local residents, have been invited to comment to the Local Planning Authority (LPA) on the changes that have been made to the Manydown Development Planning Application: 

  • Revised access junctions at the north, from the A339, and south, from the B3400 Worting Road, to the new development.  

  • Reduction in the height of buildings in sensitive areas around the edge of the Worting Conservation Area.

  • Clarification of the maximum number of homes that will be permitted in the development.  The application is for 3,200 homes plus an allowance of 10%, up to a maximum of 3,520 homes. 

  • Reduction in the number of Gypsy and Traveller pitches from nine to five pitches.  These pitches will be provided within one permanent residential site and will not include temporary transit sites for travellers passing through the area.

Sheep Worrying in Wootton St Lawrence

31st October 2017

Many of the fields around Wootton St Lawrence are grazed by sheep.  Sadly, there have recently been several cases of sheep worrying, which have caused injury, distress and death to sheep in the village and local area.

Please read the article about sheep worrying by Greg Childs, the Shepherd who grazes his sheep in Wootton St Lawrence.  The article includes what sheep worrying is, the damage that it causes and how we can prevent it. 

Crime Prevention

29th September 2017

Please help to protect our local community and environment by reporting suspicious vehicles, fly-tipping and other issues of concern.

WSL Discounted Oil Deliveries

Next Oil Delivery - September

Please send your order for September's Oil Delivery to by Sunday 26th August.

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