Welcome to Aldbourne Parish Council website

Aldbourne Parish Council meets on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding August; December or January) at 7:30pm in the Memorial Hall, Aldbourne.  

All parishioners are most welcome to attend these meetings.

Annual Parish Assembly

Wednesday April 25th

Aldbourne Memorial Hall

A chance for an informal chat over tea or coffee will be available from 7:30pm with the meeting due to start at 7:45pm

  • The Robert Wells crotal bell recently purchased by the Heritage Group will be on display, and Mr. T. Gilligan will be giving a short presentation on why the bell is so important to Aldbourne.

  • There will also be reports from other village organisations about what they have achieved during the last year.

The Annual Assembly is a meeting of the Parish electorate and whilst chaired by the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Council it is your meeting to bring issues to the attention of the Parish Council and the village. Please contact the clerk if you would like to present a report at the meeting.

Flood Warden Message – 10 April 2018

Ground water levels and possible sewer surcharges

Just when it seemed like spring was here and the risk of flooding and sewer surcharging had passed for the year, the recent dismal weather has led to rising ground water levels in the village and these are now at a level where infiltration into the sewers is happening. There is a risk of sewers backing up in low lying properties and of surcharging from the inspection hatches in the street.

Thames Water is taking the following action to minimise the risk of this happening:

1. Sending tankers to the village to pump out from inspection hatches in the Square and possibly elsewhere. They may be in contact with individual households to discuss blocking off their sewer s and pumping them out regularly, to avoid the risk of them backing up internally.

2. Positioning an eco-filtration unit, which can accept excess volumes from the sewer and filter it before discharge into the Bourne, in the parking area outside the Library. This would only be activated in consultation with the Environment Agency.

If you are concerned about the risk of sewage contamination in your property the 24 hour customer helpline telephone number for Thames Water is 0800 316 9800. Or you can look on their website at https://www.thameswater.co.uk/Help-and-Advice/Drains-and-Sewers

If you need any other advice, the village Flood Wardens or Parish Clerk can be contacted at:

Nick Josephy 07990 554076 nickjosephy@hotmail.com
Graham Cook 01672 540179 gingercook@hotmail.com
Jim Oliver 07950 950064 jim.oliver@prores.co.uk
Alan Watson 01672 540580 alan@valnalan.fsnet.co.uk
Karen Clay 01793 861404 aldbournepc@yahoo.co.uk

Aldbourne Flood Warden Team

10/4/2018