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Sway Parish Council

Sway is one of four "Defined Villages" in the New Forest National Park. Located in the South of the National Park, Sway Parish contains around 1,500 residential properties and has an electorate of about 3,000 people. Parish Council managed amenities include Sports and Recreation Grounds, a Sports Pavilion, Children's Play Area, Allotments, Bus Shelters and some Benches.

Welcome to the Sway Parish Council website.

Sway Parish Council comprises the Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer and twelve Parish Councillors.

The Full Council meets generally on the fourth Thursday of each month.

The Planning and Transport Committee meets on the second Thursday of each month.

The Amenities Working Party meets on the first Thursday of each month.

Please see Parish Council Meetings for all meeting dates and documents.



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Sway Parish Council Amenities Working Party meets next Thursday 3rd December at 7:30 pm at Jubilee Fields Pavilion. The Agenda can be found here adobe icon AWP Agenda December [56kb]



Sway Parish Council Consultation

How Can We Enhance Public Open Space, Sport & Recreational Facilities in Sway?

We are seeking Sway Residents' views on how to spend S106 Developers Contributions.
£60K is available to spend according to the legal agreement which is as follows...
'to enhance public open space, sport and recreational facilities within the Parish of Sway'

We have two sites available where we could undertake these enhancements - Jubilee Fields and Stanford Rise. 
Please note that we are limited, by the lease, to what can be done on Stanford Rise and cannot therefore take forward any schemes that require the siting of a permanent structure, tarmac or similar.

NOTE: Phase 1 of this consultation is now closed.
A BIG THANK-YOU to all who have contributed. The number and quality of responses has been tremendous.

The second phase is expected to occur early in 2016 when we will ask all Sway Residents to vote for their preferred options. See here for more information.