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Sway Parish Council

This website is maintained by Sway Parish Council. Our intention is to keep everyone as fully informed as possible of local issues concerning the Parish Council and the residents of Sway - which is one of the largest Civil Parishes (in population terms) in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire, UK. So if you are here because you wanted to find out about a multimedia presentation tool or are looking for versions of "Sway" by Dean Martin, Michael Bublé, the Pussycat Dolls or anyone else, you are in the wrong place - sorry! However, please don't go away - you might just like what you see!

Visit us regularly to check on the latest News, information about Parish Council Meetings, Planning and Transport matters, Finance, Amenities, how to Contact Us, other councils and  organisations, links to other organisations in Sway and lots more about the Parish of Sway and surrounding area.  Follow us also on facebook Sway_PC and Twitter @Sway_PC


 

The next meeting of Sway's Planning and Transport Committee will be at 7:30pm at Jubilee Field Pavilion on Thursday 8th December. Everyone welcome! Click here to view the Agenda or adobe icon download it here [475kb].
 

 

Minutes of all of our meetings for the past several years can be found here.

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Issues of Interest to Sway at the moment include:

AVIAN FLU Prevention Zone declared on 6th December 2016.

ALL owners of poultry and any other birds must follow new prevention measures from now until January 6th 2017.

 

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declaration was declared by Defra on 6 December 2016. This means extra biosecurity measures for all poultry and captive birds to protect them from the risk from wild birds. The zone covers the whole of England and will remain in place for 30 days (until 6 January).

Poultry keepers must now keep chickens, hens, ducks and turkeys housed indoors where practicable, or keep them separate from wild birds. For farmed geese, gamebirds and other captive birds where housing is less practicable, keepers must take steps to keep them separate from wild birds.

Future of the Cango Bus

USE IT OR LOSE IT!

Animal casualties: 7 deaths in just 1 week.

With the darker evenings it is more important than ever to drive with extreme caution along unfenced forest roads.

Up to end September, 24 ponies, 5 cows and 3 donkeys have been killed this year. With the darker evenings there has been a sharp increase in accidents including several hit and run.

How we spend the tiny portion of Council Tax we receive

A couple of pence in every pound of your Council Tax comes to Sway Parish Council in the form of the precept. Click here to view the budget for this financial year.

Sway Village Hall proposals ** UPDATED **

Jubilee Field Pavilion proposals ** UPDATED ** 

An estimated 150 people came to view the plans at the Village Hall on Dec 3.

Sway Community SpeedWatch

We need more volunteers. Would you like to help? Contact info@sway-pc.gov.uk

irresponsible dog walking

NB Jubilee Field and Stanford Rise recreation areas are dog-free zones. Only guide dogs are allowed.

 

Wootton Riverine Wetland Restoration Project latest status

Work halted until next Summer but I still walk through on occasion and will keep updating this page.

Sway Village Congestion

Checkout the latest News

Affordable Housing

The NFNPA draft local plan will be of great importance here.

lots of general News

S106 Stanford Rise project

New Forest National Park Draft Local Plan Public Consultation.

This covers planning development over the next 20 or so years. Sway specific items on pages 51 and 52.

The Public Session at Sway Village Hall on Wed 2nd November was very well attended. See our News page.  End date for submission of responses was 28th November. Next opportunity to review the submission plan will be Summer 2017.

Sway Parish Council submitted this response on 23rd November. adobe icon 2016-11-23 Sway Response To NFNPA Draft Local Plan [76kb]

Planning development in Sway Parish

how to contact Sway Parish Council

who to contact when you want to get things done

Links to local Sway organisations

Advice and guidance for those with properties adjacent to Forestry Commission Land 

Links to other Council websites in the local area

 


 

 

Welcome to the Sway Parish Council website.

Sway Civil Parish covers some 1,321 hectares (3263 acres) of the southern part of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, UK. Select here for a map.

Sway Civil Parish includes one of four 'Defined Villages' inside the National Park, as well as an area of the open forest and an extensive area of rural outer parish. Sway Civil Parish contains around 1,500 residential properties and has a population of about 3,548 (2015 estimate).  Sway Parish Council managed amenities include a range of sports and recreation grounds, public open spaces, a large pavilion, children's play area, allotments, bus shelters and some benches. We hope that this website will provide you with lots of useful information.

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

There is currently one vacancy on the Parish Council. Please see this notice for details.  adobe icon 2016-11-28 Notice of vacancy [6kb]

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.

Please see Parish Council Meetings for all meeting dates and documents
or our Contact Page for a calendar of meeting dates and Parish Council Office opening times.

Sway Parish Council Office is at Jubilee Field Pavilion.
Select here for Contact details and Opening hours

(Note the Pavilion is available for hire in connection with the sports facilities on the site)

 


 

Events to be aware of that may affect your journey:

8th and 9th April 2017 Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive. Route as yet unknown and not yet on NFDC SAG list.

18 June 2017 New Forest Bike Ride. Details at www.bike-events.com

16th and 17th September 2017 Wiggle New Forest 100 Sportive. Route appears to miss Sway but has been known to change at the last moment. Not yet on NFDC SAG list

See also the NFDC Safety Advisory Group website and their Public Events List where you can also leave feedback on any of the events.

 


Notification of Road Closures

Sometime over the next few weeks and months, the following roads in or close to Sway Parish will be subject to closure for Highway maintenance works:

  • Silver Street between its junction with Broadmead and its junction with South Sway Lane-3 days -carriageway repairs- Alternative route via Silver Street, Vaggs Lane, Arnewood Bridge Road, Birchy Hill, Durnstown and Pitmore Lane. More information here.
  • Shirley Holms Rd between its jn with Pitmore Ln and a point 500m east of that jn- 1 day 0800hrs-1600hrs. Alt route via Pitmore Ln, B3055 Marlpit Oak Rd, C10 Setley Plain Rd, A337 Southampton Rd.
  • Crabbswood Lane between its junction with B3055 Arnewood Bridge Road and its junction with Middle Road from 14th November 2016 for 15 weeks. Alt Route from the northern point of closure west via Middle Road to its junction with  Wootton Road; southeast via Wootton Road to its junction with Arnewood Bridge Road; east via Arnewood Bridge Road to the southern point of closure and vice versa. This is for works on the railway bridge.
  • South Sway Lane between its junction with Sway Road and a point 200 m northwest of that junction.-1 day-drainage works.  Alt route via C430 Silver Street, Vaggs Lane and B3055.

Notified on 23 Aug 2016: Hampshire County Council (contact operation.resilience@hants.gov.uk Tel: 0300 555 1388) have requested temporary road closures as follows, in order to carry out carriageway surface dressing works and pre-surface dressing carriageway repairs. The likely maximum duration of each closure is 2 days. Although the works are not yet programmed, the Temporary Traffic Regulation Order comes into effect on 3rd October 2016 and the works will be carried out over the following twelve months. HCC will provide information boards on site to give road users advance notification of the dates of closure.

  • Boundway between its jn with Mead End Rd and its jn with Marley Mount-alt route via Mead End Road Middle Rd and Marley Mount
  • Crabbswood Ln between its jn with Middle Rd and its jn with B3055 Arnewood Bridge Rd-alt route via Middle Rd Tiptoe Rd and B3055 Sway Rd. (This is in addition to the closure notified above)
  • Lower Mead End Rd between its jn with Middle Rd and its jn with B3055 Arnewood Bridge Rd-alt route via B3055, Crabbswood Ln and Middle Rd
  • Marley Mount between its jn with Boundway and its jn with Middle Rd-alt route via Boundway Mead End Rd and Middle Rd
  • Mead End Rd between its jn with Brighton Rd and its jn with Middle Rd-alt route via Lower Mead End Rd B3055 Arnewood Bridge Rd and Station Rd Sway
  • Middle Rd (Tiptoe) between its jn with Lower Mead End Rd and its jn with Tiptoe Rd-alt route via Tiptoe Rd B3055 Arnewood Bridge Rd
  • Mount Pleasant Ln between its jn with Pitmore Ln and its jn with C430 Sway Rd-alt route via C430 and Pitmore Ln
  • North Common Ln between its jn with Pitmore Ln and its jn with Mount Pleasant Ln- alt route via Pitmore Ln and Mount Pleasant Ln

Notified on 30th September 2016: to allow for water service connection works sometime from 10th October for probably 3 days between 08:00 and 17:00 only on each day.

  • Shirley Holms Rd entire length. Alt route for vehicles max height 12'0" only is South down Pitmore Lane, East on Sway Rd then North on A337 Southampton rd and vice-versa.

For more information, please refer to the New Forest District Council website. Our roads are often listed under the designation "Various Roads New Forest".
Roadworks on Coombe Lane

 


 

 

Did you know that Lymington Police Station is open 7 days a week (excluding Bank Holidays)?

Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm (closed 2pm - 3pm). Sunday 9.30am - 6pm (closed 2pm - 3pm)

Recently the Neighbourhood Policing Team have received an increase in theft from motor vehicles in the Fordingbridge area, so please take note of the following advice from Hampshire Alert.
  • Try to park in sign-posted parking areas.
  • Be cautious about parking your car in isolation. Thieves can be put off when other people are around.
  • Do not leave anything in your vehicle. A jacket or coat left behind may be of very little value to you, but a thief may think it has been used to hide a laptop or handbag and will break into your vehicle to find out.
  • Take items with you rather than locking them in the boot, you can't be sure who has seen you.
  • Before you leave home, think about what you need and leave any unnecessary items of value at home.
  • Make sure you do not leave documents which have your personal details on in your vehicle.
  • Do not leave your sat-nav in your vehicle and don't forget to remove the cradle and wipe the sucker marks from your windscreen.
  • Remember to shut all windows and sunroofs and lock all doors. Activate the alarm and immobiliser. Make use of any security products you might have such as steering locks.
  • Whilst enjoying the sights make sure you keep you bag and possessions with you.
Fraudsters are targeting members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters, via email, will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer and once payment is made the victims of the fraud soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.

Protect Yourself:
  • Always check the email address is exactly the same as previous correspondence with the genuine contact.
  • For any request of payment via email verify the validity of the request with a phone call to the person who carried out the work.
  • Check the email for spelling and grammar as these signs can indicate that the email is not genuine.
  • Payments via bank transfer offer no financial protection; consider using alternative methods such as a credit card or PayPal which offer some protection and avenue for recompense.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online at:  http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone on: 0300 123 2040.

DOG OWNERS DON'T FORGET

You must make sure your dog is fitted with a microchip by the time it's 8 weeks old. Failure to do so could result in a £500 fine.
Select here for full details.

New Forest District Council have alerted us to the following. Click here to view the original NFDC page

Warning over scam to Careline customers

NFDC are writing to Appletree Careline community alarm customers to make them aware of a scam where a caller falsely claims the alarm service is being taken over before asking for bank details. Two Appletree Careline customers have contacted NFDC after being approached by a company claiming to be taking over Appletree Careline.   NFDC are working with Trading Standards and are advising customers that this takeover claim is not the case and not to give any bank details or part with any money.
Anyone who is concerned can contact Trading Standards on 01962 833620 / tsadvice@hants.gov.uk

Anderson Moores Vets latest Alabama Rot Update 

*** Warning about Council Tax banding scam ***

New Forest District Council has been advised some customers have been contacted by companies calling themselves Council Tax Claims Ltd and Council Tax Review Service regarding their council tax banding. Please see adobe icon 05 11 15 Warning of council tax scam [110kb] for full media release or click here to access the NFDC web page directly.

General warning about scams.

Don't get caught out. Organisations such as Royal Mail and HM Revenue and Customs would never email or telephone asking for personal or banking details. Banks will never ask for any of your login details or PIN codes. Microsoft Windows Support will never phone suggesting your computer is infected with malware. Neither would the banks or the police ever telephone asking you to transfer money out of your accounts. If an investment opportunity looks too good to be true, it almost certainly is. In short, don't even open any suspicious looking email, put down the phone on any caller you did not expect and telephone the police on 101 about any suspicious activities (use 999 in any emergency).

Please do not get caught out.

 

 

 


 

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