Bobby Scheme

The Blue Lamp Trust continues to run its Bobby Scheme, through which it provides free home security visits, long-life smoke alarms and advice to vulnerable residents in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, particularly the elderly and victims of burglary and domestic abuse. A full crime prevention and fire safety survey is carried out by Continue reading


Further details will be announced soon, but the Parish Council is keen to get the basics of Chilworth’s official Jubilee event into diaries as soon as possible.

Chilworth’s event will be in the form of a Fete on Saturday 4th June from 2pm to 5pm. There will be dodgems, kiddies rides and a variety of stalls. There will be a jazz band playing throughout the event with Bollywood dancers taking over when the band needs a break. At around 3pm there will be the official opening of the Alison Finlay Memorial Gardens. Continue reading

Jubilee Competition

This one is for children in Test Valley aged four to eleven, who are invited to take part in a competition to design a picture which will be made into an Anniversary Card in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee which is being celebrated in June 2022. The card with the winning design will be signed by the Mayor of Test Valley, as first citizen of the borough, and sent to the Queen on behalf of all the residents in Test Valley. Continue reading

Chilworth Gardening Club

After a long hiatus caused by the pandemic, Chilworth Gardening Club is reopening, with a first meeting at Chilworth Hall on Thursday, 10th March. Find out all you need to know on the club’s new dedicated web page here.  If you have friends who may be interested please check that they’ve seen this post and forward the link to them if they have not.

Parish Council vacancy

A vacancy has arisen on Chilworth Parish Council. An election will be held if ten or more residents request that there be one, otherwise the Returning Officer at TVBC will authorise the position to be filled by co-option.  For more details see the notice which has been posted in the usual places, the PDF version of which may be seen here.

Residents wishing to put themselves forward as potential parish councillors should advise Donna Jones, the clerk to the council by e-mail, and consider giving notice in writing to the Returning Officer as detailed in the notice.