GRAYSHOTT PARISH Council
Grayshott Parish Council was established in 1902 and looks after the interests of the businesses and population (approx 2,500) of Grayshott. It is the third tier of government with the first and second being Hampshire County Council and East Hampshire District Council.
The role of the Parish Council is to represent the civil parish without political bias or prejudice, to look after its assets and to foster community spirit. We are empowered to charge a local rate or precept in order to administer our affairs. This precept is collected on our behalf by East Hampshire District Council and paid to us half-yearly. To manage the Council’s administration and management of its assets the Council employs a clerk and an assistant clerk both of whom work on a part-time basis.
We have 10 councillors. Parish elections take place every 4 years. If there are more than 10 candidates a ballot box election will take place (the last one being in 1987). Candidates for election, or co-option in the event of a casual vacancy, must be at least 18 years old AND be on our electoral register OR live/work in the parish OR live within 3 miles of the parish boundary.
Assets owned by the Parish Council include The Square, Lyndon Green, the War Memorial and garden, Village Green, Eccott Green, Stoney Bottom Allotments, Recreation Ground and pavilion, skate park and storage garages, 3 tennis courts (2 courts are for the use of the tennis club, 1 court is for public use which is bookable at Grayshott Social Club)3 tennis courts (please book use of the public court at Grayshott Social Club), Beech Allotments, and the associated grazing land.
The Parish Council Office is in the Nancy Littlejohn Room at Grayshott Village Hall and is open to the public on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1000-1200.
At this time planning applications can be viewed, and the clerks are available to offer advice on any concerns you have about Council matters.
The main business of the council is conducted at council meetings. All meetings are open to the public and press unless otherwise directed. Members of the public have the opportunity to ask questions during the meeting when the Chairman adjourns the formal meeting for this purpose. Meetings take place in the Council Offices unless indicated on the agenda of a meeting. Larger venues are used if a large number of public are expected.
Agendas for all meetings are posted on the notice boards at the side of Warren Powell-Richards at The Square, at the Fox and Pelican and outside the main entrance to The Village Hall as well as being accessible from this website..
FULL COUNCIL Meetings
Meetings are held monthly at 7.30pm usually on the 3rd Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the Grayshott Parish Council Office. Agendas & Minutes: Current Year
PLANNING & CONSERVATION Meetings
Meetings are held monthly at 7.30pm usually on the 1st Thursday. Grayshott Parish Council welcome applicants and their neighbours to the meetings. Agendas & Minutes: Current Year
POLICY & RESOURCES Meetings
Meetings are held four times a year and will be on the 2nd Monday of May, and then 1st Mondays of August, November and February. Agendas & Minutes: Current Year
ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY
Held in the Village Hall on the last Friday in April each year. A summary of the past year and a chance to set direction for the coming year. Agendas & Minutes: Current Year
Other Local Services
The three tiers of Government for Grayshott are
Hampshire County Council (HCC) is responsible for education, fire, highways - including on-street parking, traffic management, street lighting, - libraries, recreation, arts and museums. Hampshire County Council also represents the interests of Hampshire's residents to the Hampshire Police and Crime commissioner. Grayshott’s county councillor is Cllr Floss Mitchell
East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) is responsible for collection of council tax and business rates, recycling and waste (collecting bins), planning, environmental health, cutting grass verges, housing, public toilets and car parks. Grayshott’s district councillor is Cllr Ferris Cowper.
East Hampshire District Council
Official council pages provide sections which include community matters, services, business and tourism.
01730 266551 / Website
Hampshire County Council
Includes leisure, tourist, public service, community and business information plus regional search engine.
0300 555 1375 / Website
Headley Parish Council
The Parish Council for Headley in Hampshire, which was recorded in the Domesday Book.
01428 713 132 / Website
Waverley Borough Council
A local government district with borough status in Surrey, England. HQ is in Godalming.
01483 523 333 / Website
Highways England operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A roads.
0300 123 5000 / Website
Haslemere Town Council
Represents the views of the residents while providing a number of services in the area.
01428 654 305 / Website
COUNCILLORS and CLERKS
Councillors elect their chairman and a vice-chairman each year at the Council’s Annual Meeting in May. The same meeting agrees committees, including their chairman/vice, and representatives to outside bodies. Councillors are also appointed to carry out the Council’s own inspections on various of its assets.