We aim to provide information on the current issues facing the community and recent achievements of the council. Minutes of all council meetings are published here, as well as information on topics of local interest.
See the community section for details of upcoming events. There is also an archive of the Rooksdown Reporter if you have mislaid your copy.
Join the Facebook group for Rooksdown to air any local issues.
The Parish Council has made the difficult decision not to hold a Fireworks event this year. We spent considerable time trying to organise the event.
Rooksdown Firework event was designed for the benefit of the Rooksdown community and its’ residents.
However, putting on such a popular event brings with it significant organisational & logistical challenges... particularly, how to get residents and visitors in and out of Rooksdown safely (which has been illustrated in the comments in this Facebook thread already). There was also a distinct lack of any volunteers from the community to help make this a safe and enjoyable event for all.
The Parish Council realises this will be a huge disappointment to residents but would like to thank residents for their continued support.
Rooksdown Parish Council has three vacancies for Parish Councillors which the Council is planning to fill by co-option.
The procedure for co-opting a parish councillor is that any person interested should give their names to the Parish Clerk, Karen Ross or their names can be submitted on their behalf by existing Councillors.
All such persons should request an application form from the clerk and submit it to the Parish Clerk by 19th September 2016 either by email to Parish.Clerk@rooksdown.org.uk or by post to PO Box 6949, Basingstoke, Hants, RG24 4WJ
Councillors need to be available to attend the Parish Meeting on 26th September 2016.
Any person who would like to know what is involved in being a parish councillor is invited to contact: Karen Ross on 01256 359299
Conservative Michael Lane elected new Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner. Congratulations! https://t.co/cE8hKdIwUR
Notice of uncontested election of Parish Councillors for Rooksdown 5/5/16 - https://t.co/ENlwTgcqI8
You can use the fault reporting website for reporting non-emergency lighting faults.
Before you report a fault, please check the faulty streetlight for its reference number. This is usually fixed to the column 1.5m to 2m (5 to 6 feet) above ground. If the street light also has a series of letters and numbers beneath the reference number, then please also use these when reporting the fault.
You will also need to note down the road or street name.
Rooksdown Parish Council has a budget for the award of grants. The Council can only award grants for specific activities or projects which the Council feels will be of benefit to Rooksdown and its residents e.g. grants to a sport club, for a music festival or towards community celebrations of special events such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Full details are available here.
An application form can be downloaded here.
All applications must be accompanied by appropriate accounts or supporting financial information. Forms and the supporting information must be sent to the Clerk to the Council by email or at the address below:
Looking for something in Rooksdown? Whether it is the location of a shop or postbox or other local feature, you can use our interactive map to find what you are looking for. You can always find this at http://map.rooksdown.org.uk or just click the link below.