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Parish Council meetings will be held remotely via zoom. members of the public can join meetings but need to contact the Parish Clerk Heather Bourner on 01264 773976 or by e-mail clerk@charltonvillage.org.uk at least 24 hours before the meeting commences.                                                                        Charlton Parish Council & Corona Virus

                                                                    Please don’t suffer in silence

The Charlton Community Support Group has been set up to help those who are self-isolating and in particular those who are over 70 or who have an underlying health condition.  You should have got notes through your door with local points of contact.  The Group can help with collecting essential shopping, collecting prescriptions, posting mail or by arranging a neighbourly telephone call.

You may have seen other leaflets dropped by Unity in Andover or reference to NHS Volunteers.  These are all part of the same network which we can call on as required so in the first instance give your local contact a ring or contact me – Clive Ward 07538 596344 or Ian Smale 07421 354874.

 

Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, Charlton Village nestles around a small river at the bottom of the valley some 2 miles from the centre of Andover.  This idyllic location has been a settlement since Saxon times and still retains a quintessential Hampshire village character with its thatch cottages, flint and brick houses.  In recent years there has been some major development, but Charlton still retains a friendly welcoming image.

This is further enhanced by a unique Church with its distinguished checkerboard knapped flint exterior, two grocery shops and vibrant well used typically English public house. 

Leisure activities are well catered for within the Charlton outdoor leisure complex hosting a 9 hole golf course, running track, all weather football and hockey pitches, plus the normal cricket and football locations. There is also a popular Café adjacent to the fishing and boating lakes and Children’s adventure playground.

The highly acclaimed Salto Gymnastic Centre is located within the main village area.  Playgroups, Brownies, Scouts are well contended for at St Thomas’ Church Community Hall.  The Village is in a fortunate location to have a Primary, Junior and Senior School all within a safe walking distance, in nearby Andover. 

One must not forget the adult activities there are, also centred on the community hall with a strong vibrant WI, line dancing, pensioner and Church groups.  Overseeing the general well-being of the village and its activities is the Parish Council, the focal point of contact for the Villagers.

Charlton Parish Council meets every month, excluding August and December, on the third Tuesday 7.30pm in the Foxcotte Room at St Thomas' Church.  Press and Public are always welcome to attend.