Following on from the recent community initiative to provide pavement chalks to all primary school age children in Marchwood, the group of community volunteers involved wanted to do more to help those most in need locally and to support those in our amazing NHS who are right at the frontline of this global pandemic.

They collectively came up with the idea to re-use the ‘We Love Marchwood’ artwork that was created by Luke Mostran as part of the pavement chalk initiative.

After obtaining the kind financial support of Southampton Football Club, New Forest Care, Welcome Marchwood (Co-op) and private donors they designed and procured around 600 reusable cotton shopping bags which are now on sale at £5 each exclusively at Welcome Marchwood (Co-Op).

With this sustainable charitable purchase 100% of proceeds are being split evenly between the Waterside Foodbank and Brighterway (Southern Health NHS Trust)

Updated COVID-19 related regulations from the U.K. Government take effect from Wednesday 13th May 2020.

Marchwood Parish Council have in turn reviewed what this means for our organisation including the services and infrastructure under our control, our staffs well being and working arrangements, and the way in which we are are now conducting online public meetings.

At this time there is essentially “no change”, with all play parks, the outdoor gym, and skate park all remaining closed by law.

Our office will remain closed with office staff continuing to work from home, and our public meetings will continue to be held online using the Zoom video conferencing facility.

Our grounds staff continue to work hard keeping our valued green open spaces well maintained and available for the public to safely utilise.

The Trustee of the Lloyd Recreation Ground has taken the decision to cancel the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) due to take place on the 18th May 2020.

Trust meetings should be considered as outside the scope of the current emergency regulations allowing local authorities to meet “virtually”.

As a consequence it is intended to hold the AGM before the end of 2020 in person in the Pine Room at the Marchwood Village Hall.

Any enquiries should please continue to be directed via office@marchwoodparishcouncil.org.uk in the first instance.

Please continue to stay alert, control the virus, and save lives.

Councillor Richard Young
Marchwood Parish Council

*** NOTICE ***

It is with heavy heart and regret that Marchwood Parish Council announces the decision to cancel its Party in the Park as part of the national effort to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Trustees and Members of the Council, like many organisations, feel that it would be irresponsible to continue planning for this year’s event.

We have rescheduled the event to take place on.




Check for updates on HWRCs at Hampshire County Council’s website at https://www.hants.gov.uk/News


If you usually buy more sacks at our information offices, which are closed at the moment, you can now buy extra by calling our customer services team on 02380 285000 and we will deliver them to your home within 10 days.

  • Payment will be taken by debit or credit card.
  • You can use any sacks, from supermarkets for example, they do not need to be NFDC ones.
  • We deliver rolls of sacks to households twice a year. Please check this link for details of when your delivery is due.



Our Appletree Careline community alarm service continues to operate 24/7 and we have added additional trained staff to the service to ensure we continue to help our 2,500 customers at the touch of a button.

A community alarm allows you to live independently, offering you peace of mind knowing that help is at hand.

If you are, or you know of, a vulnerable person who would benefit from this service we are still carrying out some new customer installations and are taking all the necessary precautions around social distancing, self-isolation, and hand washing. Please see information on our website for pricing and full details.



These checks, and urgent repairs to council homes, are still being done for the safety and wellbeing of our tenants. We are following all the guidance on hygiene and social distancing.

If you have a gas safety check appointment, please allow access, and always keep 2m (6ft) away. But if you or anyone in the household has any Coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating, please call us on 02380 285040 to rearrange your appointment. If you need to report an urgent repair, call 02380 285222.



If you need medical help, the NHS is still there for you.

You can contact your GP practice online or by phone to be assessed. You should continue to attend your appointments, unless you are told not to.

For more urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service or call 111 if you can’t get help online.

Always call 999 in life threatening emergency situations. If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you do so.



Find out what you can do if you’re struggling because of Coronavirus

(COVID-19): https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support

  • feeling unsafe
  • going in to work
  • paying bills or being unemployed
  • getting food
  • having somewhere to live
  • mental health and wellbeing

In Hampshire there is the Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline:

A helpline to provide information and advice, as well as practical support to frail or vulnerable Hampshire residents, the Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline (Hantshelp4vulnerable) can be contacted on 0333 370 4000

The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am-5pm, and is for vulnerable people who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need urgent assistance with practical issues


A new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home has been launched by government.

The free courses are available through ‘The Skills Toolkit’ which has high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up skills, progress in work and boost job prospects.  https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/

Latest information from NFDC:


Latest information from central government:


Coronavirus: Storing waste advice

Please see below for public advice on storing waste -  would be grateful for any sharing of this information you are able to do (it is on our facebook and twitter also) :

Advice on how to store your rubbish for anyone with confirmed or possible Coronavirus or if you are self-isolating (COVID-19): 16/03/2020

  • Double bag all waste that contains tissues
    • Do not put it out for collection for at least 72 hours

Double bag: Personal waste (such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloth) should be stored separately to other waste, put in a rubbish bag  and then put into a second bag / black sack.  This should be tied and kept separate from other waste in the room/s in which you are self-isolating.

Keep aside for at least 72 hours: Do not put it out for collection for at least 3 days. As an example, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Thursday, that bag can be put out for collection on Thursday morning. However, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Wednesday, you would need to hold onto that bag until your collection day the following week.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

This advice is based on guidance form central government, designed to prevent transmission of the virus.

NFDC service updates are being added to our website:

About Marchwood

Marchwood is a developing village with easy access to both the New Forest and Southampton.

There is a strong sense of community here in the village. We have a thriving Village Hall with many activities on offer there.

We are also very lucky to be served by excellent schools and Local Business. You can access the schools own web sites from this site, as well as the Business of the Parish Council in the form of Agendas and Minutes. A Calendar of Meetings giving details of all the Parish Council meetings to be held is also available online.

You can view the latest Marchwood Village News publication that is distributed by a band of loyal volunteers throughout the village four times a year, now available as an E-Publication on Desktop and Tablet.

I hope you enjoy using the website.

Rich Young
Marchwood Parish Council.

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