Parish Office, The Hall Way, Littleton 2nd April 2020

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If you have coronavirus symptoms: GO HOME and STAY AT HOME if you have:

  • HIGH TEMPERATURE. You feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
  • NEW, CONTINUOUS COUGH. Coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Telephone the 111 online coronavirus service for advice.



Littleton & Harestock Parish Council


01962 886507

Answerphone for residents (advice requests).  (Checked daily weekdays.)

07709 988 556

If all else fails – leave a message for Parish Council Chairman. (Checked frequently.)



 01962 885039

Help for vulnerable people with shopping and prescriptions etc.  Littleton residents have already received a flyer.  Contact telephone numbers vary. Contact for more details.


Mutual Aid






Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK.

See COVID-19 WINCHESTER AREA MUTUAL AID for further information online at

For the LITTLETON specific MUTUAL AID post, please visit:-

For the HARESTOCK specific MUTUAL AID post, please visit:-

WhatsApp Group

To join the Littleton Covid-19 help Whatsapp group please contact the Parish Clerk at WhatsApp Information Service

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

Helping Hampshire’s most vulnerable residents (hantshelp4vulnerable)







0333 370 4000

The longer term arrangements for people who need to ask for help at home during the current situation are now up and running as a joint effort between Hampshire County Council, district councils and the voluntary sector with your support.

Anyone who needs assistance with problems arising from their self isolation or shielding at home which is not already being dealt with through friends, family or local voluntary response should ring the County Council helpline which is called hantshelp4vulnerable on 0333 370 4000.
This available 9.00 to 5.00 and 7 days a week.


Community First is working with key agencies across Hampshire.  This organisation provides critical community services in Winchester ( e.g. dial a ride and shopmobility.  Emerging Covid-19 related local support groups in Littleton may wish to liaise with Community First online at or go to

Do you want to volunteer?  Go to:

Littleton & Harestock Parish Council Facilities

Status as at: 2nd April 2020
  • Childrens Playgrounds.      


  • Adult Gym Equipment.      


  • Sports Facilities. 

Some areas e.g. Tennis courts are locked.  You  may see routine maintenance underway.


  • Recreation Ground Pavilion.      


  • Mini-Library Main Road Littleton


  • Open Spaces. Please use the open spaces for walking, running and well-being purposes.  Follow Government advice about social distancing.  Depending on future Government requirements these spaces could be closed at short notice.

Littleton Recreation Ground.


Littleton Tumulus Ground.         


Harestock Road Football Ground.


Littleton Recreation Ground Car Park.


  • Dog Walking. Place dog waste ONLY in the dog bins (as available) unless instructed otherwise.
  • Rubbish. All general waste bins around the Littleton recreation ground are not being emptied and are currently covered up. Please use the large waste bin in the car park next to the Millenium Hall for your rubbish.


(includes Local Authority issued information)

Useful Information Websites

Hampshire County Council webpages on coronavirus (including links to press releases):

Latest information on coronavirus:

NHS information on coronavirus:

Social Distancing Guidance (23 March 2020)

The Government guidance on social distancing has been updated, with rules added on staying at home and away from other people. The guidance is available in a range of translated versions.

The Cabinet Office have also published full guidance on staying at home and away from others – the guidance sets out the measures which every citizen is required to comply with immediately. Separate advice is available for individuals or households for individuals or households who are isolating, and for the most vulnerable who need to be shielded.

How to help safely (New)

The Government published new guidance on how to help safely which is aimed at people who are providing essential support to friends, family and neighbours who are in isolation.

Hampshire volunteer handbook (New)

Community First has produced resources to support individual volunteers and voluntary groups to provide help for vulnerable residents safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. Resources include a volunteer handbook, guidance on handling money and risk assessment templates. This local guidance aligns with recent government advice on safe volunteering

Green spaces (New)

New guidance on access to green spaces has also been published, setting out how people should use outdoor spaces for exercise. The guidance highlights that people should always stay local and only go outside alone or with members of their own household.

Education & Childcare

The Universities Minister has asked higher education providers not to change their offers to students for two weeks to maintain stability. The Secretary of State for Education has published a written statement on summer exams setting out the process to allow students to move onto the next stage in the new academic year.

The Government has published guidance on early years and childcare closures.


The Government has published updated Guidance for employers and businesses.

Guidance on the closure of all retailers that sell non-essential goods and other non-essential premises has also been published which supports the Government’s guidance on staying at home. It provides full guidance on the Government’s announcement made yesterday (23 Mar 20) and the list of businesses and premises expected to close.

Welfare and Council Tax Support

The Department of Work and Pensions is urging claimants to use online services for help with their benefit claim due to the rise in new claims. In addition, the Secretary of State has also today announced that reviews and reassessments for disability benefits are being suspended for the next three months.

Closure of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

HCC has agreed with Veolia to close all HWRC until further notice.  The County Council has posted updates on its website and through social media outlets.

Care homes temporarily stopping visits

Hampshire County Council has taken the decision to temporarily stop all but emergency visits to its care homes to ensure that vulnerable individuals are kept safe from the spread of the virus. Staff will support residents to stay in touch with their families and loved ones via phone calls, video calls, instant messaging or letters

Trading Standards

County Council’s Trading Standards team is warning residents to be extra vigilant to the risk of falling victim to scams and rogue traders and has published a list of known coronavirus related scams.

Crime Prevention
Image by George Hodan


The environment agency has issued flood alerts for groundwater flooding in Littleton, Headbourne, Kings and Martyr Worthy and Easton. 

For information on flooding in Littleton please review the Parish Council Community Resilience page which contains links to environment agency groundwater graphs (search for the one named Harestock). The community resilience page also links to a presentation on flood risks in Littleton and Harestock which has other links to useful advice.


Stephen Burgess

Change of Chairman at Littleton and Harestock Parish Council

After three and a half years Councillor Patrick Cunningham has stepped down as Chairman of the Littleton & Harestock Parish Council.  During this time Councillor Cunningham has also had to maintain the concurrent roles of an elected Winchester City Councillor and, more recently, as the Deputy Mayor of Winchester. If tradition is upheld Councillor Cunningham will take on the significant role of Mayor of Winchester for a year from May 2020. Meanwhile, he has kindly agreed to remain as a Littleton & Harestock Parish Councillor during his tenure as Mayor and will continue in his busy role as a Winchester City Councillor.

The new chair of Littleton and Harestock Parish Council is Councillor Stephen Burgess who was appointed on 13th January 2020.

No 16 Bus Service – No Change to Service in January 2020

Hampshire County Council have confirmed to the Parish Council that although Wheelers will no longer provide the No 16 Bus Service, Stagecoach will be providing an interim solution from the beginning of January with the same timetable such that there is no break in provision of the N16 bus service.

Hampshire County Council is re-tendering for a longer term solution for the N16 service and this will be publicised as soon as possible.

Vacancies for Parish Councillors

The Parish Council are pleased to report that two of our four Parish Councillor vacancies were filled at the October Parish Council meeting.

However we still have two vacancies and so if you are interested in becoming more involved with the local community and having an input in local decisions we would be delighted if you would like to apply. 

For more details please contact the Parish Clerk at or telephone 01962 886507 during office hours of 9-12:30 weekdays.