The Parish of Four Marks

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

Four Marks is a small local service centre, with a variety of shops including a chemist, bakery, hairdressers, cycle and sports shop, opticians, flower shop, wine shop and off licence, Post Office counter service, coffee shops and take-away food establishments and several small convenience stores.

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.  There is also a large Recreation Ground, with a variety of sports and recreational facilities for all ages, and other open space areas and a network of footpaths to enjoy the rural environment and abundance of local wildlife.

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.


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LOCAL  NEWS AND EVENTS 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH 2020

VENUE CHANGED TO BENIANS PAVILION UPLANDS LANE

Although a public meeting, please consider the risk to Councillors and staff before attending.

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

Click on the link above for the latest update and guidance on COVID-19 from the Government

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IN FOUR MARKS

DO:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel or soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve {not your hands} when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away. Wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

DO NOT:

  • Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

What to do if you have symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

This will help to protect others while you are infectious.

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

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

We will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms

If You Are Worried or Need Medical Help?

 

Do not go to the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111

 

  • NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help.

 

In the Village:

 

  • Be a good neighbour, be aware of anyone who may be on their own, unable to get out or who is self- isolating. Ask friends, family members or delivery services to drop off food & other essential supplies.

 

  • For NON-MEDICAL CONCERNS about isolated or vulnerable neighbours, please contact either the Village Agent on 01420 587278 or Four Marks Care 01420 564435

*****   NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON *****


Poppies

The wall of poppies Lymington Bottom

 

 


 ***NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT***

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31st March 2019

 Audit Conclusion Notice

AGAR Sections 1,2 and 3


 

Hampshire County Council are keen to highlight and promote a new website Connect to Support Hampshire which details support services available in a bid to ensure people remain in their own homes for as long as possible, please click on the link below for more details:

https://www.connecttosupporthampshire.org.uk/



Following notification of a recent incident, please note:

 Verbal or physical abuse and threats towards Councillors or staff will not be tolerated.
They are here to help and represent you, and have a right to carry out their work without fear of being abused or assault.
Any such behaviour will be reported to the police.
If you have a complaint against the Council, its staff or Councillors there is a formal procedure to follow.   Please see the Code of Practice for handling complaints.

PARISH COUNCIL NEWS 

Four Marks Parish Council has a new logo

FOUR MARKS LOGO FINAL LOGO 14.5.19 (002) - resized

The newly elected Councillors met for the first time earlier this month

For full details of your new Councillors please click here

Committee Meetings; please note that the timings have changed.  Open Spaces Committee now will now meet at 6.30pm and the Planning Committee meets at 8.00pm at the Village Hall.


LOCAL NEWS

***CONGRATULATIONS ***

ANNA PARRETT

Winner of the Community Award 2019

Community Award - Anna Parrett



 


MESSAGE FROM HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ON ‘SUPERFAST’ BROADBAND

Hampshire County Council is rolling out superfast broadband across the region.

It enables people to get internet speeds of 24Megabits per second or more – making streaming TV, working from home, online banking and shopping, and gaming a lot easier – to name just some of the benefits.

Currently it’s available to 95% of the region, and that number is on target to reach 97.4% by the end of 2019. However, many people don’t know whether they can get superfast broadband or not, or believe it is more expensive than their current package – which is not always the case.

Hampshire County Council’s role is to provide the infrastructure to enable as many people as possible to access superfast broadband (not to sell the service). We have a postcode checker that will tell you if its available where you live, and what to do next if you want to find the right package for you. You can also register with us to be told when superfast broadband is coming to your area.

Use our postcode checker to find out if you can get superfast broadband now:

www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/myparish/


POLITE NOTICE.

Verbal or physical abuse and threats towards our staff will not be tolerated under ANY circumstances.  They are here to help you and have a right to carry out their work without fear of being abused or assaulted.  If such behaviour is displayed whilst they are trying to carry out their tasks,  you will be asked to leave the vicinity immediately and will be reported to the police
 

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


FOUR MARKS PARISH COUNCIL

PARISH OFFICE, FOUR MARKS SPORTS PAVILION, UPLANDS LANE, FOUR MARKS

HAMPSHIRE, GU34 5AF

Telephone : 01420 768284   Email : clerk@fourmarkspc.co.uk

Opening hours; Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 4.00pm, Fridays by appointment only


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