East Hanney Parish Council

Serving the people of East Hanney

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

Tel: 01235 867403

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

Reopening East Hanney play equipment

Reopening East Hanney play equipment

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:54 by Guy Langton

The Parish Council is committed to re-opening its play equipment on the 4th July 2020 at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing. The Council recognises the need to provide community facilities to help people enjoy outdoor activity but also recognises that it must provide a safe environment for those using the facilities.

A risk assessment has been prepared for the re-opening of the play equipment on the 4th July 2020 and will be kept under regular review to include all government guidelines and requirements on the council. More »

Guidance for families that plan to visit a playground safely:

  • If the playground facility you visit has not yet officially been opened, please do not attempt to use, or access the equipment or area.
  • Do not remove any temporary barriers to the playground or plastic fencing or unravel any swing seats or cables that may have been secured to put them out of use – this must be done safely by EHPC Members or Staff.
  • Follow the current social distance guidelines when visiting and encourage your children to do the same.
  • If the playground is busy, consider coming back at a later time. Talk to your children about this possibility before visiting.
  • Wash your and your children's hands before and after visiting. Take hand sanitiser with you and consider taking a bottle of water for if your children's hands get covered in mud. Ensure your children are using hand sanitiser frequently.
  • Follow and adhere to all current government advice in addition to the above guidance and pay attention to all information signage placed at the entrance gates.
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Milestones in East Hanney

Milestones in East Hanney

Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:21 by Guy Langton

How many of us notice the milestones at either end of East Hanney on the A338? They have stood sentinel while traffic passes, from horse & cart to super car for over 200 years.

Erected by the Besselsleigh turnpike trust who maintained the 22 mile long Oxford Road from Hungerford to Besselsleigh, this road once had four gates (or turnpikes) across it that you paid a toll to pass through and use the road, which would have had a crushed stone surface, rather than the muddy and rutted lanes. Later the Ordnance Survey carved benchmarks (the arrow) into the top, using the stones as a fixed height point when drawing their maps. More »

Once in a while they need to be cleaned and repainted so they can survive another two centuries. As they are both Grade 2 listed, permission was sought from the District Conservation Officer and the highways authority, the owner of the milestones.

Taking advantage of the recent A338 closure the Northern milestone (pictured) was repainted by Cllr Dickon Green with guidance from the Milestone Society. » Less

Didcot Gateway: Invitation to view and comment on emerging development proposals

Didcot Gateway: Invitation to view and comment on emerging development proposals

Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 17:27 by Guy Langton

Homes England invites your feedback on new proposals to create a high quality residential-led development at Didcot Gateway, located immediately to the south of Didcot Parkway train station. Didcot Gateway has been identified by South Oxfordshire District Council as a potential development site and so Homes England is now working to create a new gateway into the town. This will include new homes and opportunities for new office, café and retail space as well as new open space and improved connectivity from Didcot Parkway station to Didcot town centre. The emerging proposals are being shared with the local community as we'd like your feedback on what is proposed. The proposals will also be available to view at www.didcotgateway.co.uk from 1st July 2020.