Street Furniture October 2015

A plan for the additional bins, benches & seats & Parish Council Noticeboards for Rooksdown is now on display in the foyer of the Community Centre for your comments.

Comment Forms can be obtained from the Community Centre office.

Closing date for your comments is 16 October 2015

Or you can click on the following link ( and have a look on the map. Please leave your comments online by 16 October 2015.

 The proposed locations for the additional street furniture include -  

  • Park Prewett Road
  • Canadian Way
  • Watertower Way
  • Greenlands Road
  • Gillies Drive
  • Peggs Way
  • Easter Square Park
  • Elder Road
  • Downside Close
  • Sheepwash Court
  • Parcel Drive
  • Cutting Drive
  • Pumphouse Way

Have a look and give us your thoughts ...

Many thanks

No Meeting 20th July 2015

As there are no agenda items, the Parish Council meeting that was scheduled for Monday 20 July has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on Monday 21st September 2015.


It is with great sadness to report that Rooksdown is unable to hold a fireworks event this year.

Councillor Paul Mahoney, Chairman of Rooksdown Parish Council announced that the Parish Council has made the difficult decision not to hold the fireworks event this year.

Cllr Mahoney said ‘Over the last few years the Rooksdown Firework event has gone from strength to strength and is now one of Rooksdown’s most popular events, but this brings with it some organisational difficulties’.

He went on to point out that one of the difficulties has been how to get residents and visitors in and out of Rooksdown safely.

This year sees the Rooksdown Park (the venue for the Fireworks) being re-developed to create a new play area for local children, along with significant house construction in the area directly opposite Rooksdown Park.

Cllr Mahoney explained ‘Although this decision was made prior to the cancellation of the Mayor's fireworks, that announcement only further convinced us that the Parish Council decision was the right one. Rooksdown Firework event is designed for the benefit the Rooksdown community and its’ residents. How we successfully run a local community event that is both enjoyable and safe will be our focus for the firework event in 2016’

Planning for a Rooksdown Fireworks event in 2016 has already started.

The Parish Council realises this will be a huge disappointment to residents but would like to thank residents for their continued support.

M3 Junction 6 Black Dam Improvement July closures

Please be aware of the following planned closures: 



Monday 13 July to Thursday 16 July
(10pm to 5.30am each night)

A339 Southbound (from the Eastrop Roundabout to the Black Dam Roundabout)

Friday 17 July to Sunday 19 July
(10pm to 5.30am each night)

A339 Northbound (from the Black Dam Roundabout to the Eastrop Roundabout)

A signed diversion route via the A3010 Churchill Way and A30 Ringway South will be in place.

Please allow additional time for any journey across the Black Dam roundabout while these works take place.

Details of this project are available on the Highways England website:


Please subscribe to the scheme to receive email alerts when the information is updated.

For further information on other planned improvements taking place in Basingstoke, visit:

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Parish Handyman Required

 Rooksdown Parish Council are looking to employ the services of a Handyman to work on parish upkeep duties for at least 10 hours per week (hours to suit) on an initial 12 month contract basis. See the notice on the council web site for full details.