East Hanney Parish Council

Serving the people of East Hanney

Clerk: Guy Langton
12 Brookside, East Hanney
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 OJL

Tel: 01235 867403

  • The Black Horse, East Hanney

    The Black Horse, East Hanney

    The Black Horse Public House, Main Street, East Hanney.

  • St James the Less (former)

    St James the Less (former)

    The deconsecrated St James the Less, Main Street. East Hanney.

  • Dandridge Mill

    Dandridge Mill

    A former silk mill now private dwellings in East Hanney.

  • The old 'Vintage' pub

    The old 'Vintage' pub

    Thanks to Don McDouall

East Hanney Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make East Hanney a better place to live, to work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

Successful year in filling Abingdon’s empty shops

Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 19:53 by Guy Langton

Over half of the empty shops in Abingdon were filled this year, thanks to an independent shop project run by Vale of White Horse District Council.

At the start of the project in 2017, the councils set their sights on increasing town centre vitality by reducing the number of empty units and to continue supporting existing independent retailers.

With 14 units being 'empty and available' in the town centre, the council worked with the property owners and local businesses to find match suitable locations for retailers to start trading and resulted in eight vacant units being occupied. One of the units was taken up by Oxford Etsy pop-up shop who have been very popular and attracted new customers into the town. More »

As part of the project, the council funded a Google My Business pilot for nine existing Abingdon retailers. A Google expert visited each owner to teach them how to market their own shop for free on Google, making them much more visible to potential customers searching online.

Cllr Mike Murray, Cabinet Member at the council said: "The project has been a great success in reducing the empty units and quite literally put nine existing businesses 'on the Google map'. This project is just one of the many activities we do each year to support organisations of all sizes based in our district."

Supporting local businesses to grow is one of the key actions of the council's Business and Innovation Strategy 2017 to 2020. Business owners can find out more on how the council can support their growth by contacting economic.development@southandvale.gov.uk

To boost the success of all shops in the run up to Christmas, the council are offering free parking in Abingdon in their own car parks each Saturday. Free parking is also available on different days right across the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse areas. To find out which car parks are free from 1 December until Christmas Eve, visit whitehorsedc.gov.uk/parking

For a full list of the council owned car parks offering free parking each Saturday from 1 December - http://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/services-and-advice/transport/car-parks/car-park-locations/abingdon


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Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:45 by Guy Langton

Do you care about East Hanney?

Want to make a difference to the community and environment?

Have one night a month free to attend a meeting?

Live in the new developments east of the A338?

Involved in clubs or other activities already?

Want to see some change or keep things the same?

If you answer yes to one or more of these questions then there is a great opportunity to get involved coming up. Hanney Parish Council have additional spaces available in May 2019 for two new councillors to join. Below are some common questions and answers. More »


The PC are involved in maintaining the village character, reviewing development proposals, maintaining play equipment, creating new spaces for sports and recreation and representing the residents of East Hanney on many topics.

"Since I joined the Parish Council I have assisted the council with maintaining our village character by preventing inappropriate over development, added a new nest swing to the playground and am helping to create a new area for sports and recreation. It is nice to be able to get involved and make a small difference". (Paul Aram, Councillor)


The PC represent all views of the residents in a fair and balanced way, following robust guidelines and legal requirements. This ensures that decisions are made and carried out in a legally compliant manner, but these views are expressed by real people, with real lives and in plain English.


The council has representations from most parts of the village but not from the East of the A338 where much of the recent development has occurred. Issues in this area include a new crossing for the A338, play equipmentareas, flooding concerns, reservoir proposals, new housing developments to name a few, so it would be good to see representation from this area of the village.

Equally other areas need to represent topics which include additional car parking at the village hall, development of King's Leases, the impact of new Grove houses on A338 traffic, additional play facilities, new sports opportunities (hockey, rugby, walking football…), funding for a multiuse sports area and plenty more.


No not at all, the village needs representation from all age groups to ensure future development represents the needs of all.


For more details please access our Facebook page or website. You can talk to our Clerk by email (gl-ehpc@outlook.com) or phone (867403) or contact any of our councillors to discuss this interesting and varied role. » Less

Thames Water WRMP exercise update

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:55 by Guy Langton

To inform its response to Thames Water's Water Resource Management Plan consultation, East Hanney Parish Council engaged the services of an expert Hydrologist.

The PC asked a number of questions and he addressed these in his report.

The PC has negotiated a slight extension to its response and when submitted it will also be published on this site.

The Hydrologist's report is attached to this item.