Headley, North East Hampshire
Welcome to the Headley Parish Council Website
Headley Parish is a large semi-rural parish located in North East Hampshire, bordering Surrey and near West Sussex.
The Parish comprises:
• The village of Headley with a variety of housing, central village green, village hall, pub, church, primary school, allotments, hairdresser, delicatessen, farm shop and newsagents together with sports facilities in Mill Lane.
• Headley Down, on the boundary with Grayshott, being mainly residential with a community centre, church, fuel station, convenience store, Headley Down Nature Reserve and in close proximity to Ludshott Common – an SSSI and part of the Wealden Heaths II Special Protection Area – managed by the National Trust.
• The hamlet of Arford close to the centre of Headley with a variety of housing, local pub/restaurant and woodland.
• The hamlet of Standford on the boundaries with Lindford and Whitehill & Bordon with the benefit of farmland and ancient woodland.
• The hamlet of Barford situated on the Surrey boundary with Churt.
• More rural areas of the parish include pockets of ancient woodland, Wishanger – incorporating more rural properties, farmland and woodland and bordering the parishes of Kingsley, Dockenfield and Frensham on the Surrey border, close to another area of natural beauty, Frensham Ponds – and Broxhead Common, also an SSSI and part of the Wealden Heaths II Special Protection Area, bordering the A325 near Sleaford.
The River Wey meanders through the parish and numerous footpaths cross the area linking up with the Shipwrights Way. Towns/larger villages within 10 minutes’ drive are Liphook, Whitehill & Bordon and Grayshott with the larger market towns of Alton, Farnham, Haslemere and Petersfield within 20 minutes by car. Public transport is very limited but Haslemere and Liphook have train services to Portsmouth and London and Alton and Farnham offer train services to London.
The parish of Headley has a strong community spirit and there are many clubs and societies covering a wide range of sports and leisure, but if you prefer a quiet existence, you will find the peace you seek here. Many residents run their own businesses from home.
The Parish Council comprises 12 elected but unpaid non-political Councillors, our Clerk & Executive Officer, Responsible Financial Officer and Playground Monitor. Our Council office based at Headley Village Hall is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings between 09.00 and 13.00. We manage sports and recreational amenities in the parish together with being consultees on planning applications. We also support the work of local voluntary organisations through the provision of grants and do our best to preserve the uniqueness and rural nature of our parish, always appreciating input from residents. Our meetings are held on Monday evenings and all are welcome.
We wish you a very warm welcome to Headley. This website provides more details of the Council’s activities and links to local organisations.
Chairman Headley PC