Over 5,000 objections

As of March 19, we are delighted to be able to tell you that the total number of objections to Veolia’s planning application for an enormous incinerator on the A31 near Alton, has now topped 5,000. This impressive figure represents the 3,300 submitted in the first round of public consultation, plus a further 1,900 recorded […]

2021 Census

Please see link to EHDC census page For help with competing the census please call 0800 141 2021 or visit the website

Find February’s parish magazine online

This February’s Bentley and Binsted Parish Magazine will be online only. This has been decided by the ‘BenBinFro’ team, in view of the current lockdown restrictions. Regardless of lockdown, the newsletter remains a good read. Who could dislike a parish magazine with a recipe for Chocolate Ganache Tarts?! You can find the online magazine here; […]

Assembling the second kissing gate

New year, new kissing gates!

Thanks to the Binsted Rights of Way Group, our footpaths between South Hay and Wheatley (paths 18 and 16b) now have two new kissing gates. The joint project involved funding from Hampshire County Council, support from the landowner and some hard labour from our Rights of Way Group volunteers, who turned out on a wintry […]

Polite reminder about Dog Foul – It is an offence not pick it up!

It is an offence not to clean up after your dog has fouled.  If you do not clear up your dogs waste you could be liable to prosecution and face a fine! Dog waste is associated with a number of diseases including Toxocariasis.  Toxocara is a roundworm commonly found in dogs.  Eggs can pose a […]


Dear All, Please be advised that the Co-op Covid-19 Fund is now open for grant applications from charities, community groups and voluntary organisations working to tackle food poverty, to help vulnerable people across Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. Grants of between £1,000 to £5,000 are available for projects that provide access to nutritious food and […]