The Parish of Four Marks

Four Marks is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 4.4 miles (7.1 km) southwest of Alton and about 55 miles from London on the A31.

The village has its own restored railway station on the Watercress Line, services from which connect with the nearest national rail station 4.4 miles at Alton and also to New Alresford an ancient Market Town.

Four Marks Parish Council are the first tier of local government whose role is to serve the needs of Four Marks’s residents.

The Council currently has 10 parish councillors, who serve a four year term of office.  They are unpaid elected representatives of the community.

The Parish Council currently employ one full time Clerk, who is also the Responsible Financial Officer, and a part time maintenance person.  The Clerk can be contacted at the Parish Office on 01420 768284, or by email clerk@fourmarkspc.co.uk.

The Council are responsible for public open spaces, such as the Recreation Ground, the Cemetery, Swelling Hill Pond, Oak Green parade, the green at Lymington Bottom, the wildlife areas surrounding Badger Close and Kingswood Copse.

Hopefully through the website you can find out about what’s going on in the village and in the surrounding area with links to local events, activities and other useful websites, and full details of the Parish Council.


C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
Teresa Hammond
Winner of the Community Award 2018
Highly Commended awards to James Coles and Barbara Thomas
A huge thank you to you all for all your help in our Community
 

POST OFFICE IN FOUR MARKS?
As some people may now already be aware, our local MP and County and District Councillors have been lobbying hard for some time suggesting the reinstatement of a post office service in Four Marks. Due to a change in direction, the Post Office have confirmed that they could be supportive now of a new side-counter outlet in Four Marks, but a suitable location needs to be found. Representatives from the Post Office will be visiting the area to look at potential options. The Co-Op has been identified as one of the most appropriate locations, however Co-Op regional management will need firm evidence that this service would be viable before they give it due consideration. Time is of the essence, if you wish to support the return of the much missed post office service in Four Marks, then please use the following link to send your feedback with a suitably worded request.
 
http://www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/contact/
 
or write to: Southern Co-op, 1000 Lakeside, Western Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3FE

DOGS IN THE CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA
There have been two recent incidents where dogs have been allowed into the enclosed children’s play area.  Dogs are not allowed in AT ANY TIME, regardless of whether there is anyone there or not, anyone found with a dog in the play area will be asked to leave.
This area is specifically a dog free zone, and parents take their children there under that assumption.  There are health and safety implications from even the smallest residue left from dog waste.  The Parish Council operate a zero tolerance policy on this issue.

Door to door sellers currently active in Four Marks, for more advice please see click on the link on how to approach ‘Nottingham Knockers’


NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT

BDO LLP have now completed their audit of Four Marks Parish Council’s accounts, and in accordance with Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, are available for inspection for details click here




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FOUR MARKS PARISH COUNCIL

PARISH OFFICE, UNIT 32, LYMINGTON BARNS, LYMINGTON BOTTOM ROAD, MEDSTEAD,

HAMPSHIRE, GU34 5EW