SEPTIC TANKS and SMALL SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS

In January 2015, new rules were put in place to simplify the regulations for septic tanks or small sewage treatment plant.

General binding rules set the conditions that septic tanks and treatment plants will need to meet in order for them to be used without an environmental permit. You will need an environment permit if:

You cannot meet the binding rules

OR

You live in or near sensitive areas described in the Environment Agency’s designated sensitive areas list for small sewage discharges.

Residents of Littleton may be concerned about this regulation but in most cases little needs to change as long as you are maintaining your sewage system regularly and not discharging more than 2,000 litres of sewerage then you should not need a permit. However the Parish Council urges residents to satisfy themselves that their own system complies with the new regulations and “General Binding Rules” by reviewing the following documents from the Environment Agency:-

Leaflet: Your sewage – Your environment

See Permits you need for Septic Tanks which also includes a link to a calculator for working out how much sewage you are discharging.

See Small sewage discharges in England: general binding rules for details of the general binding rules.

See also General binding rules: small sewage discharge to a surface water

White Lining on Littleton roads

The Parish Council has received a number of reports about inappropriate and dangerous parking in some of the Littleton roads. In particular problem parking has been identified near junctions with Main road raising safety concerns due to lack of visibility, access problems for larger vehicles and causing pedestrians to walk into the roadway. The Parish Council has reported the issues to Winchester City Council and a plan is in place to add white lines to key points to deter parking in the following roads:-

  • The Hall Way
  • North Drive
  • South Drive
  • Bercote Close

Please see the following diagrams for more details, also available as a pdf here.

Notice of Election of Parish Councillors

Your Community Needs You

Are you interested in becoming more involved with the local community and having an input in local decisions?  You may feel that you have the time and ideas to work with your community and council to make improvements to local services and facilities. If so, why not consider standing as a councillor for Littleton and Harestock Parish Council in the local elections on 2nd May.

For more details contact the Parish Clerk at Littleton.harestockpc@btconnect.com or telephone 01962 886507 during office hours of 9-12:30 weekdays.

Please note that the deadline for nominations is Wednesday 3rd April.

New Children’s playground signs in Littleton and Harestock

Two playground signs designed by local children in Winchester were unveiled at Harestock Playground in Bradley Road on Wednesday the 3rd of October.

Niamh Gregory (aged 11 at the time of the competition) who was the winner and Bethany Alexander (who was 5 ) and was the runner up, entered a competition that was organised by Littleton and Harestock Parish Council in conjunction with the Littleton and Harestock Show. Entrants were asked to design a poster to encourage children to take care of the playgrounds and both girls created lovely playground scenes with beautiful bright colours.

Their original art work was scaled up to create two very striking and colourful permanent signs, which have been placed in both the Harestock and Littleton Playgrounds. The signs are an instructive and fun way to communicate a useful message to other children who use the playgrounds.

Members of the Parish Council, Niamh and Bethany and their parents gathered at the playground last Wednesday. Hilary Saunders from the Parish Council congratulated them both on their success and thanked them for taking part in the community event. They both received certificates featuring photographs of their designs as well as a “goody bag” or artist’s materials to encourage them to continue with their artistic endeavours.

Welcome to Lisa Fielding, Parish Clerk

Christopher Tee has now retired as Littleton and Harestock Parish Clerk after 7 years of sterling work supporting the Parish Council. He retired on the 28th September following a presentation and reception to which all his friends, dog walkers, playgroup children and councillors came to wish him farewell and good wishes for his retirement.

The new clerk, Lisa Fielding, was recruited in early September and is a resident of Littleton. Her early career was in Software Engineering with Philips Semiconductors, where she progressed to Project Management and subsequently Line Management. More recently she has been a Development Manager for Springboard Employment and Training Group, and a committee member of the Littleton and Harestock Show. The Parish Office will be open 9-12:30 Monday to Fridays if you would like to meet her or have any matters you’d like to discuss.