The Candover Valley is a unique rural community in mid-Hampshire, centred around a group of five villages and four hamlets situated between Basingstoke and Winchester.
The aim of this site is to provide information to both locals and visitors about the events, amenities, and local services which are available in the Valley. It is in the early stages of development, and dependent on its users to provide information to go on it, and feedback and suggestions for improvement.
Information about the services being held in Candover Valley churches during July can be found here.
For information about other activities in the wider benefice of the Candovers and Farleigh please follow this link – http://www.farleighcandoverandwield.org.uk
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The plans for a community store and post office attached to Preston Candover Village Hall have now been approved by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC), but subject to a number of conditions. The details can be viewed here. Keep up to date with this project here.
From time to time we are advised of planned road works and temporary road closures far enough ahead to be able to warn Candover Valley residents of upcoming problems. There are a few developments which could cause traffic delays and you can see the details here.
Hampshire’s recently elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is seeking the views of county residents in the preparation of his new Police and Crime plan to provide a focus for policing and dealing with crime in the community. Read more here.
The PCC of St Mary’s Church in Preston Candover has made good progress in dealing with the aftermath of the storm damage of the last two years which has caused the loss of two important beech trees, including the most prominent one in the middle of the churchyard. Find out more here.
Oak Hill Lane, the BOAT (Byway open to all traffic) which runs from the Preston end of Bradley Lane across fields to Southwood Farm, is still in good condition following the resurfacing completed by Hampshire County Council in early 2015. See further details here.
Many years ago a former clerk to the Preston Candover and Nutley Parish Council compiled a series of seven circular walks using footpaths in the parish and with links on local roads. Details of the walks can be found here.
Preston Candover & Nutley Parish Council has filled all the vacancies on the Council. Tina Spicer, Ian Simpson and Paul Sadler have all been co-opted to fill the vacancies created by resignations since the elections in 2015. See their contact details in the parish council section of the website here.
Potholes can be a serious road hazard and the state of some roads around the Valley is bad. We need everyone to report the problems. The process is easy, and you can also keep a check on progress on the problems which have already been reported .Please report on potholes here